* Large plastic peanut butter jar
* Acrylic craft paints in white, yellow, orange and green
* Drill with 3/16" drill bit or a sharp object to poke holes into plastic jar.
* 18" of 5/8" wide ribbon
* Black magic marker
To make, wash the jar and remove the label. Let dry thoroughly.
Then paint the outside of the jar with non-toxic acrylic craft paint. I used a combination of orange, yellow and white and swirled them together. No need to be neat with this part. I gave mine two coats to make the paint nice and opaque. Paint the outside of the lid in a similar fashion with with swirls of green and white.
Once the paint is dry, draw a face on your jack-o-lantern using the black marker.
Carefully drill 2 - 3/16" holes, one on each side of the jar and thread the ribbon through to use as a handle. Knot the ribbon in the inside to keep it from pulling through. Of course, using power tools is a job for adults, not small children.
Get creative and make custom treat buckets to accompany everyone's costumes. Use silver paint to make a treat jar for a robot, or make a rainbow colored one with sequins for a sparkly unicorn to carry.