Thursday, September 29, 2011

Pumpkin Candy Dispenser

Welcome to the Fall and Halloween Blog Hop featuring the Thankful Thursday Design Team!! If you came from Jenny @ CrazyAboutCricut you are in the right place.... if you just stumbled upon the hop, please head back to Jenny's blog where the hop begins, you don't want to miss a stop.

Today I have a Pumpkin Candy Dispenser to share with you. 

My boys really wanted to make a carved pumpkin craft for the blog hop... being that the hop is at the end of September instead of October, we opted to pick up a FUNKIN (fake pumpkin) and carve that up instead.

For this craft, we used the plastic stick-in pumpkin parts. We bought ours at Wal-mart, I'm sure you can get them elsewhere (or even grab them on clearance after Halloween).  We also used a set of those clown glasses, ours cost $1.47 at Wal-mart.

We also bought a large Funkin artificial pumpkin from Michaels (they were 50% off when we went in) for just over $10.

After cutting the top off (a parents job) my boys selected the face parts to use and we figured out the face placement. Then we traced a cardboard gift wrap tube onto the place where the mouth will be. Make a matching hole on the back of the pumpkin. Then cut the cardboard roll to size. We cut them at an angle to look like the tongue (on the bottom) and a matching angle cut on the top.

We used a serrated knife to CAREFULLY cut the holes and ran the gift wrap tube through the pumpkin at an angle (see the picture). Bryce painted the inside of the tube ends and Owen painted the outside.  We used red paint for the inside of the mouth and orange everywhere else.

See how our pumpkin "barfs" out the candy... the things BOYS think are funny!! At least we used wrapped candy!

Here you can see how the tube runs through our pumpkin. We also cut slits for the arms of the glasses to slip inside to keep them in place... it works like a charm.

Thanks for stopping by today, your next hop stop is Christel @ OneScrappinSista.... but before you go, please leave me a comment (and become a follower) for the chance to win my blog candy.
  I don't have a picture, but I am giving away a set of Halloween stamps!!


teachdanz said...

that just made my day:-) tell the boys its a hit!! btw, you must share with us how you made that gorgeous wheelbarrow!! I searched all over the web for a template and couldn't find one:-)
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Bobby said...

That is such a cute idea, Cheryl. And a lot less messy than using a real pumpkin. Your boys are very creative, but then look who's inspiring them. :)

Creations by Shirl said...

Cheryl - your boys are going the right path with their crafting too (he,he) Love this pumpkin idea - big Hi 5 to them.....Great idea and way less messy and great imaginations....

Shelley said...

What a cute idea Cheryl! And no pumpkin mess! :)


Tanya said...

Too cute!! Great idea for the tube!!


Lisa said...

oh my gosh super cute!! I love that the candy come out the mouth!! think this may be a must have!!!! TFS
Have hopped through the first day (aside from a few i couldn't get to) what fun!!! thanks for the great blog hop!
Have a scrap-happy day
Lisa G

Vicki said...

This is so cute. You and the boys did an excellent job on such a clever project. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win.

vwilson577 at yahoo. com

Melissa said...

Too cute, I need on of those at the door for Halloween!!

Amy said...

Very cute! Reminds me of Mr. Potato Head but it's a pumpkin- Mr. Pumpkin Head :)! TFS! :)Amy

Heather said...

barfs candy. awesome! For the record, my son thought this was hysterical also. He laughed his little head off! Aaah, 5 year old humor.

Great job!!

DIANA L. said...

Very clever. I think the kiddies will get a kick out of it along with their candy.

Nicki Lundeen said...

That is cute - my grandsons would love it! nlundeen at catt dot com


wow this is the cutest idea!! Love it, i am already a follower, thanks for the chance to win
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Chriss America Real said...

My husband loves making pumpkins that are "different" I just showed this to him and he LOVED it! Guess we will have one at our house this year! lol! Thanks!

Carol's Creations said...

Such a fun project for you and the kids...LOVE IT!!!!

Anonymous said...

Wow this is so clever, how much fun this will be. :) Lori m

Bunnyfreak said...

Very clever and fun.

Mimi's Kreations said...

Love the idea!! thanks for sharing :)

Simply Sweet by Sharon said...

Those boys of your always come up with the best ideas. I just love this too bad my girls think they are to old for silly things like this but, I just tell them that mom isn't.

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Cute. Like the creative idea. My hubby carves the fake artificial pumpkins. You can see a couple of them on my blog.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Christine said...

What a fun project. Love the candy dispenser.

Anita said...

You have very smart boys!!!I love this idea.
Hugs, Anita

DEBBIE ORR said...

Really awesome idea! Your boys are very clever

Linda Therrien said...

Oh my goodness, this is sooo cute!
Great idea.

I'm a new follower.


Mommy's Crafty Creations said...

Wow great project. Im already a follower.

mommyscraftycreations at gmail dot com

Claire Spielman said...

What FUN!! Your boys rock having helped you with this one, they will keep this memory of Halloween forever. Already a follower & still trying to figure out how you get so much creative work done each day??LOL
Stop by if you can & check out my fall l/0. TFS

Cherie said...

What a fabulous idea!! I love it!! Thanks for sharing!

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Leah said...

Oh what a great idea... I'm going to have to do this with my little one ... he'd love it...would be fun to do and have guests over have them see it..

Princess Hilda said...

cute idea

Anna said...

Oh my stars I love this. So creative. Great job!!!
I'm a follower.
Thanks for the chance to win.
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Cathy said...

What a fun...non messy way to decorate a pumpkin!! Follower here.
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Candy said...

This is so cool. My kids would love this! Great job.
candyyoung826 at msn dot com
Already a follower

Debby said...

How cute is this! Love it.
angel hugs

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

This is so fun!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

This is awesome and so much fun! i have never seen anything like it and I love it! Thanks for the great idea and pics!

callyannc said...

Well this is a super cool idea! Love it! TFS CallyAnn(follower)

Kathy said...

Such a cool idea, love your blog.
Great hop!

Karen S. said...

Such a cute idea!

karenskapin at yahoo dot com

Amy E said...

I think that's about the cutest pumpkin I've ever seen!!! What a completely cool idea! I've never heard of a Funkin before...we need to go check that out! Thanks for the info!!

amyis300 AT hotmail DOT com