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Paper Mache Jack O Lantern Candy Buckets

We're going to have a family dinner right before Halloween so we gotta have something special for the kiddies. I've always wanted to let them have a little trick or treat for fun but I'm really skeptic about buying the ready made ones and make some rich business owners even richer by producing more plastic stuff. So a DIY paper maché Jack o Lantern is an obvious choice.

Here are the material used:
2 old unused balloons from last Christmas, blew them up and wrapped each up with a layer of cling film (for easy removal when the glue is dry), and these are the base mould for the pumpkins.Old newspaper and old receipts, torn into tiny strips.Glue made from tapioca flourLeftover white base coat paintAcrylic coloursString from an old wrecked drawstring bag First layer for the shape. Few more layers to shape the ridges.
Punched holes for the handle. Base coat done, in and out. Getting the right colour, bit by bit.
Once the colour's done, smiley Jack-o-lantern faces are drawn u…