Learn how to make a stained glass pumpkin for Halloween.

Stained Glass Pumpkin
Credit: Jonny Valiant

What You'll Need


Pumpkin-carving knife


Cups of various sizes, such as a juice glass and a tumbler



Colored construction paper

Self-laminating sheets

Sewing pins

Twinkle lights

Make It

1. Use a knife and a spoon to hollow pumpkin from the back so you can fit your hand in easily from behind; make the front as thin as possible.

2. Trace the circumference of different-size cups onto the surface of pumpkin; cut out circles with knife.

3. Sandwich various colors of the construction paper between two self-adhesive laminating sheets.

4. Cut laminated paper into squares and pin behind the circles in the pumpkin.

5. Place twinkle lights inside pumpkin.

Originally published in the October 2012 issue of Parents magazine.

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