Posted on October 17, 2008. Filed under: Holiday Fun |

Here’s a fun halloween craft that recycles a milk jug.


  • Empty, rinsed out milk jug
  • Orange paint or food coloring (I mixed red and yellow acryllic paint)
  • Water (1/4-1/2 cup)
  • Paper Bag or brown paper
  • Black and green construction paper ( I used black marker and part of a green box)
  • Packing tape
  • Scissors


1. Make sure the milk jug is rinsed and dry on the outside.

2. Put a small amount of water in the jug, enough to cover the bottom.

3. Place the paint or coloring into the jug.  You can put it on the inside of the lid and then place the lid on the jug.

4. Shake the jug and see if it is the color you want.  When you shake, orange color should coat the jug.

5. Secure the lid to the jug with packing tape.  Put brown paper around it to form a stem.  Add a green leaf if desired.

6. Cut out a black Jack-O-lantern face and tape it to the jug.  I put packing tape over the face pieces to secure it.

7.  Give it a shake and see your Shake-O-Lantern turn orange!

This is one your toddlers can carry around.




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Great Idea! Cute picture! I like the car idea as well.

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