Mandarin Orange Jack-o-Lantern

Mandarin Orange Jack-o-Lantern | Optimistic MommyAre you looking for the perfect way to add some Halloween charm to your child’s lunch box? If so, these mandarin orange jack-o-lanterns are the perfect craft. Easy to make and even easier to enjoy, this is a craft kids can get active with or you can include in their lunch as a surprise. Here is how you can get started crafting your own.

Supplies Needed:

  • Mandarin orange cups
  • Black craft paper or foam
  • Scissors
  • Craft glue
  • Optional: green craft foam


  1. Begin by cutting out the face of your jack-o-lantern. This can be shapes of all sorts and sizes, as long as they will fit on the flat part of the fruit cup.
  2. Add some glue to the back of your shapes. Press them gently to the flat portion of the fruit cup. Hold them in place until dry and secure.
  3. Once the face of your jack-o-lantern has formed, you can add the stem. Adding the stem is optional. To do so, just cut a segment of green foam or pipe cleaner. Glue it to the top portion of the fruit cup.

Your mandarin orange jack-o-lantern is now complete!


  1. cute crafty idea for kids. will remember this for next year!

  2. Elizabeth Johnson says:

    Oh, I love this! Gonna save this for next Halloween.

  3. Mark Warren says:

    im gonna make this next halloween

  4. Halloween is right around the corner.

  5. shelly peterson says:

    These will be fun to do and put in the kids’ lunches come October. Cute idea!

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