Jack-O-Lantern Doll Halloween Candy Bowl

Jackolantern doll halloween candy bowl

Supplies you will need:

12″ Smoothfoam half ball
Two 4″ Smoothfoam balls
2-1/2″ Smoothfoam doll head
4″ Smoothfoam wreath
3″ black witch hat
Black tulle
3-1/2″ circle of black cardstock
DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paints:  Georgia Clay, Spiced Pumpkin, Soft Black, Warm White, Flesh Tone, Traditional Raw Sienna
Paintbrushes:  1″ flat, 1/4″ flat,  round, liner
Extra fine tip black permanent marker
One yard – 1-1/2″ burlap ribbon
Wood skewers, toothpicks
Glue gun
Serrated knife or hot foam cutter

For the doll head, poke in a wood skewer for a handle and paint the face in Flesh Tone. Paint the eye sockets Soft Black and let dry. Fill in the eyes with Warm White; leaving a rim of black around them.  Paint the iris of each eye in Traditional Raw Sienna and let dry. Dot the pupils with Soft Black and a White highlight. Use liner brush to apply Raw Sienna eyebrows and use the marker to make eyelashes. Paint her hair with Traditional Raw Sienna and use a smaller brush to feather the hair around the face.

For the jack-o-lantern, paint one 4″ ball with Georgia Clay and let dry. Blend one part Black to 4 parts Georgia Clay and paint lines from top to bottom of the jack-o-lantern and let dry. Paint the face cut-outs with Soft Black, let dry, then highlight with White using the liner brush.

For the base, cut both ends off of the second 4″ ball, leaving it 2-1/2″ high.  Use a skewer for a handle and paint with Spiced Pumpkin.

smoothfoam halloween candy bowl

Use a toothpick to connect the head and collar to the jack-o-lantern, then add some glue near the toothpick to secure. Glue the hat to doll’s head and tie a piece of tulle around the base of the cone top.

Poke 5″ of a wood skewer into the flat top of the base to make a pilot hole.  Poke the opposite end into the bottom of the jack-o-lantern. Insert the skewer back into the base. This will allow the jack-o-lantern to swivel around on the base.

Center and glue the Smoothfoam ring to the bottom of the 12″ half ball for the bowl. Paint with Georgia Clay and paint lines on the bowl in the same way as the jack-o-lantern. Allow to dry thoroughly. Glue the burlap trim around the top edge of the bowl.

Set the Jack-O-Lantern Doll into the center of the bowl. Toss your candy in the bowl to fill it up. Enjoy…Happy Halloween!


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About Marilyn Gossett

I am a wife, mom, pet lover and a woman who has had a lifelong passion for creating art and crafting! I have been a designer, author and consultant in the craft industry for many years and I've authored 40+ craft books. I enjoy working with many mediums and I'm privileged to be on a team of such talented designers. I hope that our viewers enjoy the collective creativity!

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