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

  1. Cut open the top of the pumpkin and scoop out the “guts.”
  2. Draw a face on the pumpkin, then carve out the shapes. (Ask an adult for help.)
  3. Fill the pumpkin with soil.
  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.”
  5. Enjoy your gourd-geous creation!