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Halloween is right around the corner!  That means we are making some fun Halloween craft projects with the kids, planning parties and decorating our homes.

I love finding simple craft ideas for my kids to make on their own or with little help, they are always so proud of the things they can make on their own and this is one of those crafts!

Here is another fun Halloween craft you can do with the kids! Make some cute Halloween Luminaries out of a paper bag.  These are simple to make and use only a couple items that we almost always have on hand and ready to go.

Halloween Craft

How to make Halloween Luminaries

What you Need:

· Paper Lunch Bags

· Scissors

· Tissue paper, streamers or something to use in the “window”

· Candle with container or battery operated candle

What to Do:

1. Cut a hole in the front of the paper bag. This can be just a square hole or you can use a template and cut out a pattern into the bag.

2. Inside the bag, tape tissue paper or something a little see through inside to make the window. For mine I used an extra Halloween treat bag and some orange streamers.

3. Place your candle inside the bag.

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That’s it! These will look super cute in your house around Halloween or lighting up your walkway on Halloween night.

If possible, it is better to use a battery operated candle inside the bag. If you are using a candle, make sure the container it is in is at least 3 inches higher than the flame if not higher.

What types of Halloween crafts are you making this year!  I love seeing fun and unique ideas that I can try with my kids!  Leave me a comment, I’d love to hear about them!

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5 Ways to Decorate Pumpkins



  • Linda

    Cute idea! We’re celebrating Halloween at Saturday Dishes. Hope you can link these.

    Wishes for tasty dishes,
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  • Ashley

    Very cute! Thanks for featuring them at Mom’s Library; you were featured!
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  • Victoria

    Hi Chrissy, I think this is such a cute idea and know that my girls would enjoy making them! I for one am a fan of luminaries :) Thank you for linking up to Thoughtful Spot Weekly Blog Hop last week! You were chosen as one of my favorites to be featured :)
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  • Kim

    Thanks for sharing in the After School Linky Party! You’ve been featured this week in a Roundup of Halloween Activities!
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  • Anna

    Sharing as part of my Halloween activities round up today :)
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  • Stacey Gannett

    I love these! Might try to make some with the kiddos for this halloween! Thank you so much for stopping by and sharing at Turn It Up Tuesdays! Have a great week!
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  • Megan

    Super cute!!! I’m featuring this Monday on my after school linky post!!!!
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  • Jill

    These are such a cute Halloween decoration and easy to make. This is perfect for younger learners too. Thank you for sharing and for linking up this week to the Thoughtful Spot Weekly Blog Hop :-)

  • Anna

    Just beautiful! Kids of all ages would love them. Thanks for sharing!
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  • aprila

    I love how simple and cute these are

  • JOY

    Super idea! A much safer alternative to candles to enJOY. This can turn into other holiday possibilities. Love it!

  • Giveaways 4 Mom

    This is super cute. I still have to do some type of Halloween craft with my boys.
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  • Tara from The Magnolia Barn

    I’ve been wanting to try little luminaries, but keep forgetting. Thanks for the reminder, they are adorable!
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  • Natalie

    This is a great simple craft for Halloween, and I plan to feature it next week in my host post. Thanks for sharing it with Afterschool!
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