OK, I know you’re thinking, “Gee… did you give yourself a concussion thinking up this SUPER creative and interesting idea?” No. I did not. I admit this one isn’t exactly rocket surgery, but it was easy, turned out cute, and is very kid friendly.
There are only a few materials for this one. You’ll need a terra cotta pot (conveniently already orange!), a Sharpie, black craft acrylic paint, and a small paintbrush. If you’re doing with this kids, or if you’re messy like I am, put down some newspaper.
Using the Sharpie, sketch out the jack-o-lantern face. You can see my lines weren’t perfect… that’s OK. You’re going to paint over them. If you want some ideas for jack-o-lantern faces, check out this slideshow from Reader’s Digest.
Carefully paint the shapes. Terra cotta is very porous and it will suck up and dry the paint almost instantly. If you make a mistake, it’s tough to undo. You can, however, just use the other side of the pot and put the bad side toward the wall. That’s what I did with my ugly first try.
That’s it on this one! Including cleaning the brush, I made 3 pots in about 45 minutes. Stay tuned over the next couple of weeks for more fall/Halloween projects.
Happy Halloween! Happy Crafting!