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Introduction

Use our printable templates and this step-by-step guide to create some fun, spooky paper craft luminaries!

In this guide we have both a B&W version of these templates which can be easily drawn on as well as a pre-colored one for printing on a colored printer. The files for all of these can be found at the very BOTTOM of this page.

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  1. BEFORE YOU BEGIN: If you want to create a version of this project that does NOT require use of an X-ACTO knife, simply print the template on standard copy paper. Print cut and color your spooky project/parts on heavy card stock. Using an X-ACTO knife, carefully cut out and remove the white facial features indicated on the template (as if  you were carving a Jack-o-Lantern).
    • BEFORE YOU BEGIN: If you want to create a version of this project that does NOT require use of an X-ACTO knife, simply print the template on standard copy paper.

    • Print cut and color your spooky project/parts on heavy card stock.

    • Using an X-ACTO knife, carefully cut out and remove the white facial features indicated on the template (as if you were carving a Jack-o-Lantern).

    • Remember, B&W versions of these templates can be found at the very END of this guide. Those are suitable for printing and coloring with colored pencils.

  2. Using a pencil as shown, pull the project against this round shape from straight edge to straight edge. This will give the project a curl and make it easier to turn into a tube. Bring the two matching straight edges together to form the tube shape and use a single piece of transparent tape to hold the seam together.
    • Using a pencil as shown, pull the project against this round shape from straight edge to straight edge. This will give the project a curl and make it easier to turn into a tube.

    • Bring the two matching straight edges together to form the tube shape and use a single piece of transparent tape to hold the seam together.

  3. Prepare the LED by bending the legs so that the LED bulb can lay flat.  Then bend them outward in opposite directions so there's enough space between them for a battery to sit without touching. Take care to flatten the legs so that the long and short leg are oriented in the way shown on the back of the circular lid.
    • Prepare the LED by bending the legs so that the LED bulb can lay flat. Then bend them outward in opposite directions so there's enough space between them for a battery to sit without touching.

    • Take care to flatten the legs so that the long and short leg are oriented in the way shown on the back of the circular lid.

  4. Use the circuit diagram on the back of the project's circular lid to assemble the circuit. First, use two Maker Tape sections to secure LED legs in place. Make sure to note the length of the legs and orient the LED/legs to match the diagram. Then, add the Maker Tape section shown so that it connects to the tape path leading from the SHORT LED leg.
    • Use the circuit diagram on the back of the project's circular lid to assemble the circuit.

    • First, use two Maker Tape sections to secure LED legs in place. Make sure to note the length of the legs and orient the LED/legs to match the diagram. Then, add the Maker Tape section shown so that it connects to the tape path leading from the SHORT LED leg.

  5. Make a tape loop out of Maker Tape. Stick the tape loop onto the end of the tape section that you last placed as shown. Stick the battery onto the tape loop so that the positive side faces UP.
    • Make a tape loop out of Maker Tape.

    • Stick the tape loop onto the end of the tape section that you last placed as shown.

    • Stick the battery onto the tape loop so that the positive side faces UP.

  6. Add the final piece of Maker Tape and fold the lid down to seal the deal! Note: Connecting this final piece of Maker Tape to the top of the battery turns the light on. Peeling it back will turn it off.
    • Add the final piece of Maker Tape and fold the lid down to seal the deal! Note: Connecting this final piece of Maker Tape to the top of the battery turns the light on. Peeling it back will turn it off.

  7. Add embellishments afterward to decorate. Happy Halloween!!! Happy Halloween!!!
    • Add embellishments afterward to decorate.

    • Happy Halloween!!!

Conclusion

Pro Tip: Use some colored push pins to add some bolts to FrankenTube or a stem to the Tube O' Lantern!

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