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To make this chicken door stop I used the template kindly offered by Bake and Sew. I adjusted the sizes in mine to make it a little larger by adding 4 cm on each …

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Halloween crafts: how to turn a detergent container into a pumpkin

Submitted by on October 11, 2011 – 2:38 am2 Comments

Pumpkins are not readily available where we are so this year we turned a washing powder container into our jack’ o’ lantern.  The process was fun and the skill necessary is definitely less much less than what is required to carve a pumpkin.  All you need is a round container, paint and brushes.

First wash the container thoroughly to eliminate the smell of the detergent so you can even fill it with sweets or scary gadgets; then paint it orange. The container I used had a green top so I left it as it was, but you can adapt it to your needs following your imagination.

When the orange paint was dry we added the details with black paint: eyes, nose, and scary mouth. With a touch of lighter paint we also attempted to give the container the pumpkin lines and that’s what we ended up with.

Happily shared with Kids Get Crafty.



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