Halloween Spooktacular Featured Activity – Spooky Jars

With the Halloween Spooktacular only three days away, here’s our third and final featured activity, Spooky Jars. In case you didn’t catch the first two, we’ve shared blogs on Haunted Landscapes and Story Doodling on Trick-or-Treat Bags.

Like the first two activities, this one also helps kids identify as creative individuals. Between the ages of 14–16, researcher Viktor Lowenfeld shows that kids enter The Period of Decision;  the point in which they decide if they are or are not creative individuals. Their natural development of artistic abilities and creative inclinations will stop unless a conscious decision is made to continue and improve. Activities such as Spooky Jars, help kids broaden their understanding of art and learn to be creative across a variety of mediums.


Glass Jar

Battery Operated Tea Light

Paint + Small Sponge Brush

Fine-Tip Sharpie


Using a small sponge brush, coat the inside of an empty glass jar with your favorite color paint. (Stay away from dark colors.) Once dry, decorate the outside with a black, fine-tip Sharpie. Drop in the tea light and place somewhere for others to see!

Final product:

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