Here's some easy, quick and thrifty ideas for turning empty jam jars / mason jars into spooky Halloween lanterns. They all use household items, and can be done with children.
Coloured straw jars (top left)
You will need:
Coloured drinking straws Double sided sticky tape Empty jar (straight sided works best).
Place two (or three depending on the height of your jar) strips of double sided around your jar.
Cut your straws to the required length and stick on, making sure you leave no gaps.
You can play with altering the length of the straws for a more uneven effect. Add a ribbon to finish.
Mummy jars (top right)