Paper Mache Jack-O-Lanterns

It's been a while since I've done a project w/ JJ. I told him if he kept his grades up in school I wouldn't give him extra work at home. Good deal right? So this past weekend we decided on Paper Mache' Jack O Lanterns. Super Easy!

5 Cups water
1 Cup flour

*Bring to a boil for about 3 minutes, stir so the clumps are all out, let cool, put in mixing bowl

Construction Paper
Orange and Black Paint or markers

* Blow up balloons and you can use a bowl to keep the balloon steady

* Tear newspaper into strips some long some short and do the same with construction paper
* Dip strips in paste and place on balloon till covered

Once covered w/ newspaper put on a layer of the construction paper, the more layers the harder it will be when dried

Let dry at least over night, once dried pop the balloon and paint it orange and draw a face ( I used a sponge)

Cut the top off and fill it with candy

and the finished project


I posted this on HSH Mommies as well along w/ other crafts