These little lights are fun Halloween decorations, easily made from items you probably already have on hand. Set them in a window, on your porch, or use them to decorate for your Halloween party. If it isn't wet outside, line your walkway with them or put them up near the gate to light the way for trick or treaters.
Coming up with projects to go with a particular celebration is always a bit of a challenge. It's a one-day deal and people aren't very interested in putting in a lot of time or money for a project that is good for only 24 hours out of the year. Keep the cost down, keep the time down, and if you can get the kids to join in, it's more likely to happen. Low cost + low time + children = (usually) nothing you'd want to make or keep anyway. We've all seen the construction paper-cotton balls-paste glue horrors that some adult made a child do in art class and I shudder to think I might create a project in that line. It's a challenge to find a project that is family friendly, inexpensive and doesn't look dreadful. For this Halloween, I think I've come up with something that fits the bill and doesn't look entirely cheap and tacky. I think. If it looks cheap and tacky to you, don't tell me because I'm feeling pretty good about it right now. I tested the project with my 9 year old son who is not exactly careful and meticulous, is impatient for results, and can get miffed with a paintbrush in 2.5 seconds. He did it alongside me and had only the occasional comment about the paintbrush not working. Things went so well that the project was completed with a mere single swipe of black paint across his face for damage. I enjoyed myself actually, and was super happy with how quickly and painlessly it moved along. We were both pleased with the end results and my little man made himself the official photographer for this project post. I do not blame the photographer (my son is much better at it than I am) but the finished lights really do look better in real life when they're all lit up in the dark. My husband, who did not participate at all other than to repeatedly suggest alternate and more elaborate twists on the theme while we were working, did finally make a useful contribution when we were done by naming them "Boo Lights". So gather together a few basic supplies, get some friends/family together, and Make Your Own Boo Lights!