Tissue Paper Jack-o-Lantern Bowls

Today I made a relatively easy craft, it took mostly patience on my part.  There was a period of time during the making of these where I swear I had little squares of tissue paper stuck to every finger lol.

While a little bit messy, these would still make a cute Halloween project for kids.



All that was required to make these was some orange tissue paper, a couple of balloons, some white glue and water.


I blew up the balloons, cut the tissue paper into small squares, about 1 inch and then mixed some glue and water in a disposable cup.  I used about a 3 to 1 ratio.


I used a paint brush to apply the glue…. to start… after a while I was also covered in glue but still tried to use the paint brush to do the majority of it. I would apply glue directly to the balloon and then apply a square of tissue paper and some glue on top of the square until the bottom half of the balloon was covered.


I placed them knotted end down in disposable cups to dry.  Drying took a few hours, which is where the patience part of this project came into play!

If I were to do this again, I might do a second layer of tissue paper to make it thicker, but since I knew I was planning on putting just a few candies and a candle in these, I didn’t bother. With just one layer, they are a little bit flimsy but did what I wanted them to do.


Once they were dry, I used a magic marker to draw a face on and then I popped the balloon.  You would think that knowing I was popping a balloon I would have been expecting the “bang,” but no, it still scared the crap out of me.



I trimmed the top edge so it wasn’t so ragged looking, added some candies and a flameless candle and my Tissue Paper Jack-o-Lantern’s were done!



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