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Halloween Crafts with Clay Pots – Make a Pumpkin, Bat, and Frankenstein

Clay Pots transformed into halloween candy holders

Halloween Craft Idea for Kids Using Clay Pots 

Are you looking for a unique gift or fun decoration this Halloween, that the kids can help create?  If so make sure you give these easy Halloween crafts with clay pots a try!

These easy and affordable Halloween Clay Pot Candy Bowls are a perfect craft to try and then give away as gifts!  Below, I will show you how to transform small Clay pots into a Jack-O-Lantern, Frankenstein and a Bat for a cute, not creepy Halloween treat!

Clay pots made to look like halloween characters

How to Make HALLOWEEN CLAY POTS 

Supplies needed to make Clay Pot Craft

  • Clay Pots – 4”, 3” and 2”
  • Clay Pot Saucer – 4”
  • Acrylic Craft Paint – Orange, Green, Black, Brown, Grey
  • Paint Brushes
  • Wiggle Eyes – Six
  • Craft Foam – Black and Green
  • Wooden Spools – One; 1” and Two; ½”
  • Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
  • Chenille Stem – One; Green
  • Scissors
  • Permanent Marker – Black
  • Gel Pen – White
  • Pencil

What you need to make halloween clay pots

Step by Step Instructions to Make a Clay Pot Pumpkin, Bat, and Frankenstein

STEP ONE

Start by gathering all your supplies and remove the stickers from the bottom of clay pots and saucer.  

 

STEP TWO

Next, basecoat the clay pots with acrylic craft paint and let dry.  Once dry, apply a second coat if necessary. Four-inch Pumpkin pot is orange, the three-inch Frankenstein pot is green and black, and the two-inch Bat pot is black.

Colors to Paint Clay Pots

STEP THREE

After painting the pots, basecoat the wooden spools.  The large spool is brown for the pumpkin stem, and the two small spools are grey for Frankenstein’s face.  Let them dry completely and apply a second coat, if necessary.
TIP: Place spool on a paintbrush handle so all the surfaces can be painted at once.

felt cut outs for clay pots

STEP FOUR

After everything is painted it is time to make the foam accents of each character.  Cut a leaf shape from green craft foam for the Pumpkin Pot, Cut a small rectangle from black craft foam for Frank’s unibrow, and cut two bat wings and two small triangles for ears from black craft foam for the Bat Pot. 
Use a pencil to draw shapes on foam prior to cutting.

Glueing Face onto Clay Pots

STEP FIVE

Next, use your glue gun and glue sticks to attach all the felt features, pipe cleaner, wooden spools, and wiggle eyes to each clay pot.  Use photo for placement.

creating frankenstein face on clay pot

STEP SIX

Lastly, add details on Jack and Frank with a black permanent marker and add details on Bat with a white gel pen.

clay pots painted and filled with candy

Now fill these spooktacular friends with your favorite Halloween candy and create a fun gift or party favor for a classmate, co-worker or neighbor!

Happy Halloween! 

Clay pots made to look like halloween characters

Pumpkin, Bat, and Frankenstein Crafts with Clay pots

Yield: 3
Active Time: 20 minutes
Additional Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Give these Halloween crafts with clay pots a try! Learn how to transform pots into a pumpkin, Frankenstein and Bat for a cute, not creepy Halloween treat!

Materials

  • Clay Pots – 4”, 3” and 2”
  • Clay Pot Saucer – 4”
  • Acrylic Craft Paint – Orange, Green, Black, Brown, Grey
  • Paint Brushes
  • Wiggle Eyes – Six
  • Craft Foam – Black and Green
  • Wooden Spools – One; 1” and Two; ½”
  • Glue Sticks
  • Chenille Stem – One; Green
  • Permanent Marker - Black
  • Gel Pen – White

Tools

  • Glue Gun
  • Scissors
  • Pencil

Instructions

  1. 1. Gather all supplies.  Remove stickers from the bottom of clay pots and saucers. 
  2. Basecoat the clay pots with acrylic craft paint, let dry.  Apply a second coat, if necessary. Four-inch pot is orange, the three-inch pot is green and black and the two-inch pot is black.
  3. Basecoat wooden spools.  The large spool is brown and two small spools are grey, let dry.  Apply a second coat, if necessary. TIP: Place spool on a paintbrush handle so all the surfaces can be painted at once.
  4. Cut a leaf shape from green craft foam.  Cut a small rectangle from black craft foam for Frank’s unibrow.  Cut two bat wings and two small triangles for ears from black craft foam.  Use a pencil to draw shapes on foam prior to cutting.
  5. Attach all features to clay pots with the glue gun and glue sticks.  Use photo for placement.
  6. Add details on Jack and Frank with a black permanent marker.  Add details on Bat with a white gel pen.

Notes

Fill with your favorite Halloween candy and create a fun gift or party favor for a classmate, co-worker or neighbor!

Need more Halloween Craft Ideas?  Check these out:

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DIY Avengers Trick Or Treating Bags

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