From Bottles to Pumpkins – A Halloween Craft

Our little pumpkins

How’s this for an easy, affordable, and quick craft anyone can do.

  1. Collect some containers from your recycling collection. Pumpkins come in all shapes and sizes, why can’t yours? (From left to right we used a milk gallon jug, a Pillsbury Cookie Dough bucket, a half-gallon of milk, and a Tropicana Orange Juice container.)
  2. Paint the would-be pumpkins orange. If you want to cover up labels and writing on the container, you will need a few coats of paint.
  3. Curl some green pipe cleaners around the top opening to represent the stem, vines, and leaves.
  4. Use a marker or paints to create the face.
  5. (Optional) If you have leftover stickers or arts and craft materials, you can use that to embellish your pumpkin as well.
  6. (Optional) If using as a decoration, fill with sand or water to keep the pumpkin stable.

Now isn’t that cute? Happy Halloween.

About Jennifer A.

Jennifer Auer is the founder, owner, editor, & CEO of Jersey Family Fun. She is an overachieving, never-sleeping, hyperlocal blogger mom of 3 boys who uses social media to connect families to places, events, and products that help families have fun together.

She has been a Jersey Girl for 20+ years, and a Jersey Mom for 8+ years. She has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a focus on Entrepreneurship from Bryant University in Rhode Island.

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