Halloween Activities

Dancing Jack-O'-Lantern

Dancing Jack-O'-Lantern Halloween Activity
Dancing Jack-O'-Lantern Halloween Activity

A dancing jack-o'-lantern will make a great Halloween show for the trick-or-treaters! Scare away ghosts with this animated Halloween activity.

What You'll Need:

Poster board



Glow-in-the-dark paints

Paper fasteners

Dark clothes

To make a dancing jack-o'-lantern, cut out a round pumpkin shape for the body and a smaller pumpkin shape for the head.

Cut out rectangles for the arms and legs. Cut out small pumpkin shapes for the hands and feet. Paint all of the shapes with glow-in-the-dark paint, adding jack-o'-lantern faces on the head and hands.

Using the paper fasteners, attach the hands to the arms and the legs to the feet. Then attach arms and legs to the body. Charge up the glow paint by shining a light on it.

Turn off all the lights, and stand in front of the window with the curtains drawn behind you. Wear black or dark clothes, gloves, and a hat so you are almost invisible.

Move the jack-o'-lantern's head, arms, and legs to make him dance. Anyone who looks in the window will see something very spooky!

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