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Grade: K-6   •   Age: 4-10  •  Written by: Amanda Formaro
[Amanda Formaro is the crafty, entrepreneurial mother of four children.]

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Don’t throw away those old scratched CDs and DVDs, instead make these shiny glitter pumpkins for Halloween!

What You Need:

  • CD or DVD
  • Orange paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Orange glitter glue
  • White glitter glue
  • Black glitter felt or black stiff felt
  • Green stiff felt
  • Scissors
  • White craft glue
  • Pattern - click here for pattern

What You Do:

  1. Be sure you have something to cover and protect the work surface. Paint the back of the disc with orange paint and let dry.
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  2. Squeeze a generous amount of orange glitter glue onto the disc and spread around with a paintbrush.
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  3. Cut out the facial features from the black felt using the pattern. No need for glue, just gently press the pieces into the wet glitter glue.
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  4. Cut a small rectangle from the green felt and glue to the back of the disc for the stem.

  5. Use white glitter glue to add diagonal stripes to the stem. Pipe a border of white glitter glue around the facial features.
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  6. Use a toothpick or butter knife to carefully lift the wet disc and place it on a piece of paper to dry. This will take several hours to dry completely.
Tip: We used an older bottle of orange glitter glue, so it was a little thicker than a new bottle would be. Take care when squeezing out the glitter glue, you can always add more if you don’t have enough.

More Holiday/Seasonal Arts and Crafts

Recommended Books:

Kids' Pumpkin Projects: Planting & Harvest Fun (
Everything readers ever wanted to know (and more) about pumpkins and related projects is cheerfully described and illustrated here.

Ed Emberley's Drawing Book of Halloween
Ed Emberley shows would-be artists how to draw a variety of creepy and scary Halloween creatures such as witches, bats, monsters - and more. Step-by-step instructions for drawing Halloween cartoon figures and objects.

© Amanda Formaro

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