Lollipop Candy Holder Pumpkin
Put your jack-o'-lantern to work handing out candy.
- Pumpkin:A big round pumpkin will work best. The wider the top, the better.
- Craft paint and paintbrush:To paint the pumpkin.
- Sharp pen or pencil
- Small drill and drill bit:Optional, if the pen or pencil doesn't do the trick.
- Newspaper:To protect your furniture. Not that it hasn't been stained, gouged and beaten to a pulp already!
- Lollipops:Buy 'em in bulk at your local grocery store.
- Bring your child to the local pumpkin patch (a.k.a., the supermarket) to pick out a pumpkin.
- Take the pumpkin home and have your kid clean it off with a damp cloth.
- Have him decorate the pumpkin with paint. Encourage him to use his imagination. Is it a scary jack-o'-lantern face? A skeleton (paint the pumpkin black and add white or glow-in-the-dark skeletal features)? A witch (green, with a big warty nose and an evil grin)? Or a pirate (with a black patch over one eye)?
- When the pumpkin has dried, help him poke holes into the top of it—where the hair would be—using a sturdy pen. If you can't get the pen through the pumpkin skin, try using a small drill bit and drill pen-sized holes into the top. (See Jane drill!)
- Fill the holes with suckers to give the jack-o'-lantern some hair. Now, that's one sweet looking 'do!
- Set it on your stoop for the trick-or-treaters or use it as a centerpiece for a Halloween get-together.
- Need more creative treat ideas? Nick Jr. has loads of Halloween Party Treats for your next party.