From Bottles to Pumpkins – A Halloween Craft

Posted on: October 2nd, 2011 by

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.

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Jennifer Auer is the hyperlocal mom blogger who runs Jersey Family Fun. From New Jersey, this mom of 3 boys just can’t sit still! Her husband likes to say she’s a work-at-home mom who never stays home. Jennifer started traveling as a child and hasn’t stopped since. Instead of letting her husband and boys slow her down, she brings them along! Did you know that boys behave better when they are out exploring? As her boys start to become teens there’s still so many places she wants to discover with them both across the U.S. and internationally. She has been a Jersey Girl for 20+ years, and a Jersey Mom for 8+ years and a New Jersey mom blogger for 7 years, although she'd much rather be referred to as an influencer or just by name. She has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a focus on Entrepreneurship from Bryant University in Rhode Island.

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