How to make a DIY terracotta pot jack o'lantern
GUEST FAMILY PROJECT FOR HALLOWEEN
We’re big fans of the brilliantly colourful Fireflies and Mud Pies blog - a great place to discover creative projects and ideas to craft with kids. So we sent them a pack of Sugru Mouldable Glue to see what fun they would come up with, and we weren’t disappointed. Check out their step-by-step guide to making the most of ceramic terracotta pots in the run-up to Halloween with an awesome DIY Jack O’Lantern!
To make this craft project, you will need:
1 large terracotta pot and saucer
1 small terracotta pot and saucer
Single-use packs of Sugru
Orange, green or brown, and black outdoor acrylic paint
Open red and yellow single-use packs of Sugru and invite your child to knead together to create orange.
Press the Sugru along the rim of the large terracotta pot carefully.
Place the terracotta saucer on the pot and firmly press it into the Sugru. Show your child how to run their finger along the seam of Sugru to smooth it and remove any excess. Press the excess Sugru along the rim of a separate small pot, then press it onto the saucer to create a stem for the pumpkin. Allow the Sugru to set for 12-24 hours.
After the Sugru has set, invite your child to paint their terracotta pumpkin orange.
Show the kids how to use a small, thin brush to paint their Jack O' Lantern's face with black paint. Here's a great list of the best acrylic paint for beginners.
Allow the paint to dry completely and set the terracotta Jack O' Lantern on your front porch to welcome Halloween!
Happy Halloween guys - stay spooky!