How to Make a Pumpkin Out of a Water Bottle

This water bottle pumpkin craft is not only fun to do with young children for Halloween or Thanksgiving but also a great craft to teach about recycling.  Not only is it a cute piece of kid art to display, but it also uses an old water bottle, so we have less trash.  Follow the steps below to make your own pumpkin from a water bottle.

pumpkin water bottle craft

Materials: Water bottle ( I used the small 8oz water bottle), black and orange construction paper, green paint, glue and paintbrush

Step 1: Give a child a water bottle and a piece of orange construction paper.  Tell them to rip up the construction paper into small pieces.

Step 2:  Tell each child to put their ripped up pieces of construction paper into their water bottle.

pumpkin craft

Step 3: After filling their water bottle with the paper, have the children put the bottle cap back. on.  Have each child paint their top green.

Step 4: Have the children cut out their eyes, noses, and mouth from the black construction paper.  If the children are young, you may want to do this for them.


Step 5:  Glues eyes, nose and mouth on the bottle and let dry completely.  You’re Done! enjoy your pumpkin.