With Halloween just around the corner I thought it would be nice to do a series of different easy prop ideas just to give a bit of inspiration to those who think a great display needs to be expensive.
First up in this series is Papier Mache Jack O’ Lantern’s
Papier Mache Jack O’ Lanterns (or JOL’s) are cheap, easy to make, and allows you to build them with a design in mind allowing your JOL’s to be exactly what you want.
Here are a couple of sites that have many examples for you to see.
First it would be nice to know exactly how to make a pumpkin, would it not? Well I have found an excellent Tutorial that has one of the easiest methods that I have seen yet.
Papier Mache Resources
Ever since I started to look around and find new Haunters the name Stolloween has always come up as a leader in the papier mache field. Stolloween does not limit himself to building JOL’s but he is one of the best at making them. Head over to the Stolloween website, take a look at his work and if you decide that you just cannot make a mache JOL then you can always go to Stolloweens’ Etsy page and buy one from the master.
Here is another resource to help you on your JOL journey. SpookyBlue gives you a few more ideas on how to construct your JOL’s and different techniques you can use to get that perfect look.
There are several different ideas, styles and techniques that can be found online but hopefully this is enough to get you started. I will be posting pictures on my progess as it happens and I hope you will submit your progess or finished products by sending them to us here. I can’t wait to get started on this project and see what all of you come up with as well.