Teen Craft Kit: Spiderweb available Monday, October 1st

Teen Craft Kits

This fall, the Library has 2 Halloween-themed craft kits available for Teens!

Monday, October 1 – Spooky Spiderweb

Monday, October 24 – Haunted Lanterns

Craft kits will be available beginning 9:30 a.m., while supplies last.


Spooky Spiderweb – Join Making Stuff with Mel on YouTube to learn how to make the spiderweb for your hoop! Just wrap the hoop in orange or purple yarn until covered, and then follow the tutorial to discover steps to create the web.

(Photo & Video credit to Making Stuff with Mel at the Johnsburg Public Library)

Haunted Lanterns – Frankenstein & Pumpkin Jars include crepe paper;Mummy Jars include cheesecloth fabric. (Please note: There is no link for this tutorial. Please follow the instructional steps below.)

Step 1: For Mummy jars only: Cut cheesecloth into strips approximately 1 1/2 to 2 inch strips.

Step 2: To begin creating all lanterns, cover jar completely with modge podge(in plastic container) using the foam brush included in your kit, then, wrap cheesecloth or crepe paper around until you achieve your desired look. Continue using the foam brush & modge podge over/under/around paper/cloth until it is securely attached. Let dry (approximately 5 minutes, depending on how thick it was applied).

Step 3: Add face. Your kit includes several faces that you can cut out and attach using modge podge or glue. Black paper is also included if you want to design & cut out your own face creation! Let dry.

Step 4: (Optional) Tulle Ribbon (To be used for Pumpkin & Frankenstein jars, if desired) Tulle gives the lantern a fuller glowing effect, but the choice to use it is up to the creator. Starting at the top of the jar and leaving a few inches, start wrapping the tulle around the jar – usually about 5 times or so – ending the wrap by pulling the tulle up towards the top. Gather with the starting piece and tie together. Leave an inch or so after tying to give your lantern a finished “bow” look.

Step 5: (Optional) Ribbon: Using the ribbon provided, wrap ribbon(s) around mouth(top) of jar and tie.

Insert lit tealight & display at night to view full haunting effect!

Share your Spooky Spiderwebs and Haunted Lanterns!

#btplspookyspiderweb or #btplhauntedlanterns