Do you like festive crafts? We sure do! My kids love crafting and we love any excuse to make cute crafts for any kind of holiday. If you are looking for an easy and fun craft to make for Halloween, this is a perfect idea for you! The items needed for these Halloween milk jug luminaries are more than likely already in your house. This is the perfect craft for your child to help with. If you collect a few jugs from now to Halloween, you can make a few Halloween ghost lights and line your driveway or sidewalk with your lights for all to see!
Plastic Milk Jug Luminaries Craft
Plastic milk jug luminaries are so cute and easy and your kids will love getting to draw different faces for each ghost. Then you can just recycle them after the Halloween so you don’t have to store anything big and you still have super cute decorations for your walkway!
Supplies Needed For Milk Jug Ghost Luminaries:
- Empty milk jug (can be a lemonade or tea jug as well)
- Black Permanent Marker
- LED Tea Light, Small Candle, or string lights
Gather your supplies and clear a spot at the table.
How to Make Luminaries Out Of Milk Jugs:
Start with your jug and black marker. Draw a ghost face on the flat side of your jug. It can be any kind of ghost face you want! A silly face, a scary face, a friendly face…anything! Once you have drawn the face with your black marker, go back and color it in.
Once your ghost face is drawn and colored in, turn the milk jug over to the back. Take your scissors and carefully cut a hole about 3-4″ long and a couple inches high. Make sure to cut it near the bottom of your jug so you can easily slip the LED light or candle in.
Once you have cut the hole in the back of your jug for the candle, you are ready to slide your candle or light in and “turn on” your milk jug ghost light! Place your halloween ghost lights anywhere from a front porch to a mantle. If you are a little leary of having an open flame near your small child, you can always use an LED tea light candle instead! If you choose to use a candle make sure to never leave the flame unattended. You can opt for a LED tea light candle if you are using your milk jug ghost light as indoor decor or you can make several Halloween Milk Jug Luminaries and use an old string of Christmas lights to light up a whole walk way.
Have you made any milk jug crafts before? Give this simple one a try to add a cute homemade Halloween decoration to your fall decor!