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Halloween Decoration: Candy Corn Clay Pot

A simple pot painted in candy-corn hues brightens up a party.

from Taste of Home Celebrations

Instead of omitting a centerpiece for a children’s Halloween party, create one that will give the youngsters “paws.” Just paint a clean clay pot, then fill it with candy corn and Black Cat Cookies. The kids can dip into this clever container for snacks. Or keep the display intact and use it as door prize.

You Will Need
Ruler and pencil
New 6-inch clay pot
Sponge brush
Acrylic craft paints — white, yellow and orange
Craft knife
Candy corn
Black Cat Cookies

Halloween Decoration: Candy Corn Clay Pot A Candy Corn Clay Pot filled with Black Cat Cookies is an excellent centerpiece.

What to Do

1. Use ruler and pencil to measure and lightly mark a line around clay pot 2 inches from the top rim of the pot and 1 1/2 inches from the bottom of the pot. Center a rubber band over each marked line.

2. With sponger brush and white paint, basecoat bottom and top sections of clay pot, taking care not to allow paint to puddle along edges of rubber bands. Also basecoat inside of rim. Let dry. Paint outside top section and inside of rim yellow. Let dry.

3. When pain is thoroughly dry, use craft knife to score paint along painted edges of the rubber bands to break any paint seal that might have formed.

4. Position edge of bottom rubber band along the white painted edge and top rubber band along the yellow painted edge for painting guides. Paint center section orange. Let dry. Carefully remove rubber bands as before. Line the pot with plastic wrap; fill with candy corn and cookies.