Tuesday, October 23, 2012

31 Days Series: Day 23

Terra-Cotta Jack-O-Lanterns
Great party Halloween party favors!  You can get all sizes of pots at Michael's. I got the three smallest sizes and they were $.59, $.69, $.89 a piece.  If you can't find terra-cotta pots you can use small plastic ones.  The paint won't stick as well or show up quite as well but we gave it a try anyway just to see. (pic below)

-mini terra-cotta pots
-yellow craft paint
-fine tip black marker

1. Add a Jack-O-Lantern face to your pot with the yellow paint.
2.  Let dry.
3.  Outline the face with your fine tip black marker.
4.  Put some Halloween candies in your Jack-O-Lantern. 
**After some trial and error (that's why only one of the plastic pots got photographed) I found the easiest way for my children (ages 4 & 5) to make the face, was for me to draw it on with the marker first then let them paint inside the lines with the yellow paint.  Then after they painted, I went back over the lines again with the permanent marker. You can decide what's best for your kids depending on their age. 
Here are our terra-cotta pots.
This is the plastic one.
Idea from:  http://crafts.kaboose.com/pumpkin-jack-o-lantern-pots.html

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