- Age Guideline: 6 Years and Up
- Time Required: 30 minutes (Does not include drying time)
The above age and time guidelines are estimates. This project can be modified to suit other ages and may take more or less time depending on your circumstances.
- 2-inch Terra Cotta Clay Pot
- Small Wooden Spool
- Craft Foam or Felt
- Floral or Craft Wire
- Yarn or Ribbon
- 3/4 inch Jingle Bell
- Craft Glue
- Clear Acrylic Spray
- Paint Brush
Wipe down your terra cotta pot with a damp cloth and let dry completely. Paint the clay pot orange and the and the wooden green. Put them aside to dry.
Once the paint is dry, flip the clay pot so the bottom is facing up and paint a jack-o-lantern face on it. Glue the wooden spool onto the bottom of the clay pot (which is now the top since you turned it upside down). Make sure you match up the holes in the center of the wooden spool and the bottom of the clay pot. Once all the paint and glue is dry, spray it with the clear acrylic sealer.
Cut a piece of yarn or ribbon about 6-inches long. Thread the jingle bell onto the yarn or ribbon and tie the two ends together. Cut a piece of wire about 8-inches long. Hold the ends together and poke them through the hole in the wooden spool so that they end up inside the clay pot. Place one of the ends in the loop of yarn or ribbon you made and twist the ends together to hold the bell in place. You might have to shorten the yarn or ribbon so that the bell hangs freely inside the clay pot but does not extend beyond the rim. Secure the wire with some glue.
Cut a small leaf shape out of craft foam and glue it to the wooden spool. Cut a few lengths of wire and wrap them around a thin paint brush or pencil to make spirals; attach them by the wooden spool with glue so they look like vines. Your pumpkin is now complete.