DIY Project: Pumpkin Lollipop Holder

When my sons were of trick-or-treating age, I went with them through the neighborhood on Halloween night. So we left a plastic pumpkin filled with Halloween erasers, stencils and little holiday games on the front porch for costumed trick-or-treaters who came by while we were gone.

When I saw this Halloween pumpkin lollipop holder recently, it made me think how well this would have worked for families like mine who were out of the house for part of the trick-or-treating hours. It’s a super easy craft that your children can make themselves.

Buy an inexpensive foam medium-sized craft pumpkin—I found this one for less than $3 at the Christmas Tree Shop.

Buy a bag of mini Tootsie Pops or Dum-Dum lollipops.

You can use masking tape to mark off vertical ribs of your craft pumpkin. My pumpkin already had obvious ribs, so I could use those indentions for my lollipop holders.

Using a skinny screwdriver or a wooden barbecue skewer, poke small holes equidistant apart for your lollipop sticks to go into. Your lollipop sticks may be strong enough to make the holes. Try to leave the holes as small as you can, so that they will not get too large and loose for lollipops you use in coming years.

I used all the same color of lollipops in each vertical row of lollipops. You can mix and match the colors or create patterns like 3 of one color, 3 of the next and so forth.

That’s all there is to creating this craft. This pumpkin lollipop holder also makes a great serving piece for a Halloween party. It is an easy decorative item that adds color to your party buffet.

You could also use this pumpkin as a serving piece for cubes of cheese on toothpicks or wooden skewers, skewered strawberries or raspberries, or large iced marshmallows.


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