Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Water Bottle Pumpkin Jack-O-Lantern

This project works well with toddlers, too!

You need:
Small plastic bottle
Orange construction paper or scraps
Black paper scraps
Scissors (if desired)
Green permanent marker

1)  Tear the orange paper in small pieces and stuff in the bottle.

2)  Tear (or cut) the black paper for a Jack-O-Lantern face.  Glue.

3)  Use a permanent marker to color the cap green.

I was trying to dry out one of the bottles with a hairdryer when the plastic started to shrink up in the "stem" area!  I liked how it turned out -- and it reminded me of the book and DVD Spookley the Square Pumpkin!



Anonymous Deborah said...

This is so cute!

October 20, 2010 at 7:37 AM  
Blogger Bobbie Mackey said...

what a great idea! spookley is one of my favorite halloween books to share at home, and during library programming.

October 20, 2010 at 7:58 AM  
Blogger (V.Kerr) School Time Adventures said...

cute, easy idea~

October 20, 2010 at 11:05 AM  
Blogger Jill said...


October 20, 2010 at 2:58 PM  
Blogger Shore Girl said...

What a cute idea! And very budget friendly too!

October 20, 2010 at 3:42 PM  
Blogger The Activity Mom said...

I love these! I'm linking to you in a post on the 26th! =)

October 21, 2010 at 5:54 AM  
Blogger Jackie H. said...

My nine month old already loves tearing paper and I have a 2 year old who would love to stuff the paper into the bottles. What a family friendly project! Hopefully the 9 mo old won't eat too much paper.

October 22, 2010 at 11:27 AM  
Blogger JDaniel4's Mom said...

This is such a cute way to reuse bottles.

October 26, 2010 at 11:06 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I had found this idea someone else and we did it also. We had a great time with it :) Too bad you are not still here we could get a center going :)

November 7, 2011 at 4:10 PM  
Blogger Stacie said...

Thanks, Sandy! That would be fun! :)

November 9, 2011 at 12:59 PM  

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