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Halloween Milk Bottle Lanterns

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Halloween Milk Bottle Lanterns are a super easy and cheap Halloween kids craft. Line these ghost lanterns up to create a spooky entrance to your Halloween party! 

This Halloween get crafting with the kids and try making these super cute milk bottle ghost lanterns!

Our scary plastic milk bottle lanterns look spookily cool all lined up along the pathway to your house on Halloween or gathered around the doorway for a spooky entrance.

Best of all they’re super cheap to make! Making them a BRILLIANT Halloween craft idea for kids.

Making lots of DIY Halloween decorations is a great way to keep kids busy over the October half term.

And kids just love Halloween lantern making and because our plastic milk bottle lanterns are flame free, they’re much safer for kids.

Halloween milk bottle lanterns - three images - one is a plastic milk bottle with the top cut off, the second shows a spooky face drawn onto the front of the bottle with black marker pen, the third shows the bottle illuminated to create a spooky faced Halloween milk bottle lantern

What You Need To Make Halloween Milk Bottle Lanterns

  • Plastic milk bottle – just save your plastic milk bottles, wash them out and leave them to dry before using them to make lanterns. Try using all different sizes of lanterns – you could make a whole family of ghost lanterns.
  • Coloured acetate sheets – I buy these in multipacks from Amazon, they’re always good to have in for crafting and kids homework projects.
  • Black marker pen – I use Sharpies but obviously you must be careful with these as they don’t wash off surfaces.
  • Small battery operated tea light – I buy these as multipacks from IKEA – be sure battery is securely fitted and cannot be removed by a child, always supervise your child as button batteries are dangerous for children
  • Scissors

How To Make Halloween Ghost Lanterns

3 different images of milk bottles with drawing on designed like Halloween milk bottle lanterns

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  • Cut the top off the milk bottle using scissors. (picture 1)
  • Using a black marker pen draw a face onto the bottle – make the face scary or funny. (picture 2)
  • Pop the light inside the milk bottle.
  • Scrunch up a sheet of coloured acetate and push inside the top of the milk bottle – this gives a coloured glow when light is switched on.
  • Turn on your light & place the lanterns in a dark area. (picture3).

More Easy DIY Halloween Crafts For Kids

  • Easy Halloween Bunting – create your own DIY Halloween bunting with our super easy “Happy Halloween” bunting, simple, low cost and easy to make.
  • Painted Stone Eyeballs  – our spooky little eyeballs are a fun Halloween craft for kids to try, you could even decorate these with glow in the dark paint!
  • Ghost garlands  – create some spooky ghost garlands. An easy Halloween craft idea for kids, you just need, paper, string, a pen and scissors and you can create meters of garlands to decorate for your Halloween party.

Head this way for loads more fun kids activities

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How to make Halloween Milk Bottle Lanterns

homemade DIY Halloween lantern made from a milk bottle

Easy Halloween Crafts for Kids - simple milk bottle lantern

Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost Less than £1

Materials

  • Plastic milk bottle 
  • Coloured acetate sheet
  • Black marker pen 
  • Small battery operated tea light

Tools

  • Scissors 

Instructions

  1. Cut he top off the milk bottle using scissors (see picture 1)
  2. Using a black marker pen draw a face onto the bottle – make it scary or funny (see picture 2)
  3. Pop the light inside the milk bottle.
  4. Scrunch up a sheet of coloured acetate and push inside the top of the milk bottle – this gives a coloured glow when light is switched on.
  5. Turn on your light & place the lanterns in a dark area (see picture 3)

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