It’s so much fun for the kids to make their own easy recycled “pumpkins” from old water bottles!
Look through your recycled bin, for plastic bottles with tops, small water bottles, 2 liter soda bottles, etc. You’ll probably want to plastic if small children will be making and play with them; you can use glass bottles, just use caution and best judgment with children.
- Plastic bottle with top
- Orange acrylic paint
- Black felt (easier for children if you can find the sticky back felt)
- Green ribbon
- Tape or glue, hot glue
- Double sided tape (if using black without sticky back)
Lets get started, finding the bottle with top might be the hardest part. 🙂 If you have the smaller round water bottles, those would be the perfect pumpkins (I didn’t, but I still think it turned out cute)!
Clean your bottle, inside and out. Remember Goo Gone will make getting the sticky part of the label off so easy. Also, you definitely want to make sure your bottle is dry inside.
Pour about 3 to 4 tablespoons of orange paint into a 8 ounce water bottle (you do not have to measure, just pour, you can add more if needed). Screw top on and let the children roll, shake, or turn it upside down and watch the paint cover the inside of the bottle orange. If you are happy with the paint coverage, tape or glue the bottled closed.
Now for the pumpkin face. Cut face shapes from the black felt, use small pieces of double stick tape on each felt piece. If you are using the sticky back felt, just cut your face shapes and peel off back. Have fun making fun and silly pumpkin faces on your bottle pumpkin. Tie and green ribbon around the top.
How much fun to use 2 liter bottles, make fun pumpkin faces on 7 or more and make them into bowling pins! Who can make the first pumpkin strike?