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!

About Stacie Nelson

is the creator of MotherhoodOnADime.com. She is passionate about encouraging moms and giving them creative, yet simple, activities to do with their children. A bargain-hunter by nature, she enjoys sharing deals and freebies.

She also loves extra dark chocolate, jogging, writing, cooking dairy and gluten-free, and attempting to declutter her book-filled rooms. Faith and family are her top priorities, and she seeks to encourage others to live life on purpose.


  1. Deborah says:

    This is so cute!

  2. Bobbie Mackey says:

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

  3. (V.Kerr) School Time Adventures says:

    cute, easy idea~

  4. Adorable!

  5. Shore Girl says:

    What a cute idea! And very budget friendly too!

  6. The Activity Mom says:

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

  7. 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.

  8. JDaniel4's Mom says:

    This is such a cute way to reuse bottles.

  9. 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 :)

  10. Stacie says:

    Thanks, Sandy! That would be fun! :)


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