Tired of having to choose just one face for your jack-o’-lantern? Why not give your jack-o’-lantern the ability to express a multitude of emotions by bringing it to life as a zoetrope animation!
There are so many ways to make and display a jack-o’-lantern, and while this project may not be ideal for the front porch, it’s a great way to add a little extra magic to a Halloween party or haunted house. All you need to make your own jack-o’-lantern zoetrope is: a pumpkin, a knife, a turntable, a pen or pencil, a pair of scissors, and some paper to design your animation. You may also want to try using a strobe light, or your smart phone, since flashing lights are often used in haunted houses anyway.