With Halloween just around the corner, what better time to make a fun cut and paste Jack O’ Lantern?
This spooky activity is great for developing your child’s cutting and sticking skills, and an awesome chance to practice some pencil control and fine motor skills as well!
Your little learners will have to choose and carefully cut out the eyes nose and mouth for their pumpkin, and when they’re done they can color or paint it.
If you’re a teacher, this simple craft could also make a lovely activity for the classroom!
If your little ones can’t get enough of these kind of activities activities, you can browse all the other printable cut and paste crafts here.
And your little learners may also enjoy making these awesome 3D Halloween characters:
What Skills Can Your Children Learn And Practice?
When making this Jack O’ Lantern, your children will have the chance to practice and develop some skills such as:
- Cutting Skills – when they’re cutting out the pieces – they’ll need to be careful and have good scissor control if they want to cut them out neatly
- Fine Motor Skills – when they’re sticking and picking up and moving the parts and placing them where they need to go
- Pencil Control – they can practice their pencil control and develop hand strength through coloring.
This simple craft will also give them a chance to practice their concentration and perseverance skills as they may find it tricky to place the pieces exactly where they want them to go.
How To Prepare This Jack O’ Lantern Craft
First you’re going to want to download the craft by clicking on the download button at the bottom of the page
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Other materials you’ll need:
- Safety scissors
- Card stock or Craft paper
- Some good glue
- Some coloring pencils or pens
Once you’ve downloaded the pages, you’ll need to print them off onto paper or card.
If they want, they can decorate the pumpkin before sticking on its face. So why not crack out the pens, crayons, paints or collage (or all of them if you’re feeling adventurous) and let your kids get creative!
Then, your little ones need to cut out the pieces they’d like to use for the face.
And carefully stick them onto the pumpkin template to complete their scary Jack O’ Lantern.
I hope they enjoy this simple Halloween craft!