P is for Pumpkins

My friend Shelley recently sent Little Crafter a Michaels gift card for his birthday, and she also sent us printed out photos and directions for a ton of fun holiday projects.  Little Crafter’s favorite was a flowerpot painted to look like a jack-o-lantern.  We decided the only thing more fun than making it would be making it with friends!

So that is what we did.

We had a craft {and playground and Panera} playdate with some of our favorite friends, Owen, Ella, and Ms. Brandee

To make your own, all you need are flowerpots {any size}, orange and black or dark brown acrylic paint, and paint brushes.

First, you paint the outside of the pot orange.  Let it dry.  Then, flip it and paint the inside.

Finally, add a face!

I thought they turned out totally adorable!  We filled them with candy…AC Moore didn’t have candy corn in stock yet, so the kids picked out Jelly Belly packages.  Once those were gone, we replaced them with lollipops.  Did I mention that the pots cost 89 cents a piece?  If you already have paint, it doesn’t get much cheaper than that!

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12 comments on P is for Pumpkins

  1. Terry
    September 30, 2011 at 3:03 PM (3 years ago)

    Three jelly beans? How cute is that! I wish I could show his restraint.

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  2. Jann Olson
    October 1, 2011 at 2:52 AM (3 years ago)

    What a fun kids project. My grandies would love making one.

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  3. sabri
    October 1, 2011 at 4:53 AM (3 years ago)

    cute…i have one similar…thanks for sharing

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  4. Jackie H.
    October 3, 2011 at 7:25 PM (3 years ago)

    Those are super cute! I think even my little guys could help out with making those.

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  5. Anonymous
    October 4, 2011 at 2:16 PM (3 years ago)

    Such a cute idea! I might have to do that myself with a bigger pot, since we don’t really have a designated bowl to set Halloween candy out in!

    Wendy
    http://www.designedtodwell.blogspot.com

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  6. Lori @ La-La's Home Daycare
    October 6, 2011 at 5:46 PM (3 years ago)

    Oh these are a great idea! I think we will do this for our party! TY!

    Thanks for sharing at the Holiday Kid Craft Link Up!

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  7. Brooke @ Let Kids Create
    October 8, 2011 at 4:11 AM (3 years ago)

    Very cute, I especially love how frugal it is. Thanks for sharing on Monday Madness!

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  8. Lauren
    October 14, 2011 at 12:41 AM (3 years ago)

    Your kids are so lucky to have one crafty mom!

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