How to Make a Stained Glass Pumpkin

Learn how to make a stained glass pumpkin for Halloween.

Watch this video to learn how to carve a pumpkin to look like stained glass. This is one pumpkin project that you can involve the kids!

Jonny Valiant

What You'll Need

Pumpkin
Pumpkin-carving knife
Spoon
Cups of various sizes, such as a juice glass and a tumbler
Pencil
Scissors
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.

Parents Magazine

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