Since fruits like a watermelon or pumpkin rots easily, it is best to make it at least the night before Halloween.
Another Halloween lantern you can make is out of paper mache. You will need a balloon for this and once you get it, inflate it to correct size. To create the paper mache paste, mix water, flour and craft glue together.
When it is ready, dip newspaper strips into the mache and glue this all around the balloon. Let it dry overnight and then pop the balloon. You will notice that the paper mache will pull away from the balloon so it will still resemble the original shape of the balloon.
To make the lantern stand on its own, crush the bottom portion a bit. With a pencil, mark the area where the nose, eyes and mouth will be. Cut these out using a craft knife or a pair of scissors. The last thing to do now will be to color it so take out that spray can and use it.
When it’s dried, put a battery operated light bulb or one that has to be plugged in the center. Never use a candle as this could burnt the lantern.
Making a Halloween lantern is easy and you can make one on your own. You just need the materials and then follow the instructions. Once you get the hang of things, you can make modifications so each one produced is unique.