How to Make a Candy Corn Clay Pot

For an easy Halloween centerpiece, paint a clean clay pot like our home economists did, then fill it with candy and Black Cat Cookies. The kids can dip into this clever container for snacks. Or you can use the whole display as a 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
  • Black Cat Cookies


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

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

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

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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 craft knife to score paint along painted edges of the rubber bands to break any paint seal that may have formed.

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Position edge of bottom rubber band along the white painted edge and position edge of 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.

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