Water Bottle Pumpkin Jack-O-Lantern

This project works well with toddlers, too!

Water Bottle Pumpkin Jack-O-Lantern Craft


  • Small plastic bottle
  • Orange construction paper or scraps
  • Black paper scraps
  • Scissors (if desired)
  • Glue
  • 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!


  1. Bobbie Mackey says

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

  2. Jackie H. says

    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.

  3. Anonymous says

    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 :)


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