How to Make a Candy Corn Clay Pot

For an easy Halloween centerpiece, paint a clean clay pot, then fill it with candy and cookies or kid-friendly snacks. You can also use the whole display as a Halloween party door prize.

Materials needed:

  • new 6-inch clay pot
  • paper towels
  • water basin
  • palette or foam plate
  • ruler
  • pencil
  • two wide flat rubber bands
  • foam brush
  • acrylic craft paints—white, yellow and orange
  • craft knife
  • candy corn
  • cookie pops


Keep paper towels and a basin of water handy to clean your brush. When painting, place dabs of each paint color onto palette or foam plate as needed. Let paint dry after each application.

Step 1

Using a ruler and pencil, measure and lightly mark a line around the clay pot, positioning the line 2 inches from the top rim of the pot. In the same way, mark a line 1-1/2 inches from the bottom of the pot. Center a rubber band over each marked line.

Step 2

With a foam brush and white paint, basecoat the bottom and top sections of the pot, taking care not to allow the paint to puddle along the edges of the rubber bands. In the same way, basecoat inside the rim.

Step 3

Add an additional coat of white paint to the pot's bottom section only. Paint the pot's outer top section and inside of rim yellow.

When paint is completely dry, use a craft knife to score paint alongthe painted edges of the rubber bands to break any paint seal that may have formed.

Step 4

Position edge of the bottom rubber band along the white painted edge and position edge of the top rubber band along yellow painted edge to use as guides. Paint center section of pot orange. Let dry.

Remove rubber bands the same as before. Line pot with plastic wrap. Fill with candy and cookies.