Make a Pumpkin Planter

This Halloween, turn a pumpkin into a festive jack-o’-plantern!

What You Need

  • pumpkin
  • pen or marker
  • pumpkin carving tool or knife
  • potting soil
  • mosses, grasses, or any other plants

What You Do

  • STEP 1:

    Cut open the top of the pumpkin and scoop out the “guts.”

  • STEP 2:

    Draw a face on the pumpkin, then carve out the shapes. (Ask an adult for help.)

  • STEP 3:

    Fill the pumpkin with soil.

  • STEP 4:

    Arrange the plants in the pumpkin. Place some in the mouth, nose, and/or eyes. Put tall grass in the top of the pumpkin to create “hair.”

  • STEP 5:

    Enjoy your gourd-geous creation!