Jack-o'-lantern Craft | Mini-Windsock | Halloween | Alphabet Letter J
Preschool Lesson Plan Printable Activities

Jack-o'-Lantern Craft | Mini-Windsock | Halloween | Alphabet Letter J Preschool Lesson Plan Printable Activities

The craft for this activity is a simple and printable jack-o'-lanterrn mini-windsock.

A windsock is a conical tube used to tell wind direction and speed or as decoration.

The main skills to practice with the craft are:

  • Following a set of four steps of assembly
  • Scissor cutting skills
  • Recognizing different lines: solid, dashed and dotted lines.
  • Colors > identifying orange: the mixing of two primary colors, red and yellow.


  • printer
  • white paper or print directly to orange paper
  • scissors
  • glue stick


  • Print template and color, or print directly to orange paper.
  • Handle for the windsock > Cut a strip of paper along the long side of the template,
    use a black or orange ribbon about 12 inches long. Set aside to attach later. Adult should help with this step.
  • Discuss what is a dashed, dotted and solid line and identify these in the template.
  • Tell the children they are going follow steps to make a fun ghost windsock.
    • Step 1: Cut close to the dashed line, all around the template.
    • Step 2: Cut along the dotted lines. Stop where the dotted line ends.
      Optional: add glitter glue to the template, wait to dry and continue to step 3.
    • Step 3: Apply glue to area marked with a upper case letter J and affix to the underside of lower case letter J.
      The word jack-o'-lantern, starts with letter Jj.  Assist with this step.
    • Step 4: Help children attach the handle to the undersides of the windsock with tape, glue or stapler.
      Good JOB, the ghost is ready!

Templates:   (color)    (B&W)

Resources:    Jack-o'-lantern & Pumpkin Theme   Halloween

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