We love to grow magic holiday candy! For magic pumpkins, the kids decorate a small terracotta pot, and make magic dirt. Then they will plant their seeds (a candy corn) in the magic dirt, and the next morning, they wake up to a magic pumpkin!
Supplies needed for the Terracotta pot are as follows:
Terra cotta pots
Yellow, orange, green, purple, white and black paint
Paint brushes/foam brushes
Maybe a little glitter….
Part favor bag of creepy crawlies
Hot glue gun and glue
Paint Halloween designs! I let the kids do their own decorations. For the younger kids, I have them put finger prints on their pot, then make them into bats, spiders, and pumpkins. Once the paint dries, hot glue a creepy crawly onto the pot.
Supplies needed for “Magic Dirt” are as follows:
Bowls to make dirt in
Have the kids stretch out and crinkle up a piece of the trash bag. Cut little pieces into the bowl.
Mix in the glitter, sequins, pompoms, and gems.
And you have some very festive magic dirt! Have the kids plant their candy corn, and set under a window for sun.
Then, while they are sleeping, pick out the candy corn, and replace with a pumpkin.