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Gotta Make It…Lollipop Pumpkin October 27, 2007

Filed under: Gotta Make It,Halloween — inspiremecrafts @ 7:30 am

“If the broom fits, ride it!”

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Looking for some more decorative pumpkin ideas for those last minute halloween decorations?  Last week we showed that some stickers and ribbon can add  a little character to any pumpkin in minutes and today we have a guest post from the one and only….my mom!  She saw this idea from Martha Stewart on the Today Show and decided to give it a try.  She used a plastic pumpkin she found for around $5, drilled some holes, and popped the lollipops into them.  This fun and festive idea could be used for a centerpiece, left on the porch for trick-or-treaters, or for a fun game for the little ones. 

If you are having a halloween party for your little bugger(s) here is an idea that we used at our annual school fundraiser (ahh…the memories).  Make the pumpkin as described above, but before you put the lollipops in the pumpkin, color the bottom of each lollipop a certain color. For example – choose the colors, red, orange, black, and green.  Randomly color them and place them in the pumpkin so the colors cannot be seen.  Then have four ‘tubs’ that correspond with those colors.  Each tub has various toys, treats, etc in them.  When the child pulls the lollipop out of the pumpkin, he/she gets to pick a treat from the corresponding tub.  Its a very easy game that any age can play and still enjoy.   You could even use the same idea for an adult game – just have the color represent a specific shot of alcohol or any other fun and creative idea you can come up with. 🙂

The below picture is from Michaels.com as well as the ideas.  I love all the black & white pumpkins and the SPARKLE!!  Check out the how-to instructions here.

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