This is an easy craft to make Jack-O-Lanterns using terra cotta pots. This craft can be as easy as gluing faces on the pot, or you can take it a few steps further and paint the pots. No matter how you decorate the pot, these terra cotta Jack-O-Lanterns will be a big hit for Halloween.
CLICK HERE to see a photo of what these terra cotta Jack-O-Lanterns can look like when they are finished.
Start by buying some terra cotta pots. You can buy any size you want. It’s nice to buy various sizes so you can create a pumpkin family.
To make this a very simple project, all you have to do is turn the pots upside down then glue on facial features. You can use yellow construction paper and just cut out eyes, noses, teeth, and glue the features on the pots with any good tacky glue.
If you do take the quick and easy route when making your terra cotta Jack-O-Lanterns, you can print out facial features onto yellow paper then just cut them out. Click here for some nice templates you can print to decorate your terra cotta pumpkin.
If you want a more elaborate Jack-O-Lantern, you can paint the terra cotta pots a bright orange. Then you can paint on the faces. You can use any acrylic paint for this project. Then you can add a coat of shellac to seal the paint if you want. A spray shellac works well.
When your pots are decorated, find some small sticks that you can insert into the hole in the pot. This will make a stem. If you don’t have any sticks, you can always twist some brown construction paper and use that for a stem.
Place the terra cotta Jack-O-Lanterns on your porch, along your walk way, up and down your driveway, or anywhere you think they will look nice. You can even just set them down in your yard and let the leaves gather around them. It’s your very own terra cotta pumpkin patch!
For more Halloween crafts, please see the following articles:
Crafts for Kids: Halloween Glue Ghosts
Easy Scary Halloween Crafts for Kids
Free Printable Halloween Coloring Pages