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Pumpkin Poop In A Jar Craft

Pumpkin Poop In A Jar Craft

Silly Pumpkin Poop Gifts for Halloween Tricksters

Trick or treat! These pumpkin poop-in-a-jar treats are perfect for giving to little tricksters and pranksters for Halloween. They are fun, cute, and a whole lot of silly!

Poop crafts made with a variety of colored candies and funny poems are all the rage! Have you ever received one before?

When I was little, I remember making snowman and reindeer poop with my mom to donate to craft bazaars, and I was always amazed at how fast they sold out. Even though I am all grown up now, I am still a big kid at heart, and I have carried on the tradition of making silly poop gifts with my own kids.

Last year, I filled a couple of dozen mini glass bottles with orange candies and pumpkin seeds, made some cute labels and handed them out to friends and family, and called them pumpkin poop. What else would a pumpkin poop besides pumpkin seeds and orange Nerds candy? Everyone went crazy over them! They were so well received, I just have to share my cute and nerdy pumpkin poop mini glass bottle craft with you!

Having a Halloween party? These make super cute party favors for classmates, wedding guests and Halloween partygoers in general.

On This Page, You Will Find...

  1. A resource for the supplies
  2. Detailed photo instructions
  3. Ideas for gifting pumpkin poop
Pumpkin Poop in a Jar—Funny Halloween Treats

Pumpkin Poop in a Jar—Funny Halloween Treats

My Inspiration Came From the Tiny Bottles Themselves!

I came across the tiny cork bottles during a shopping trip to gather crafting supplies, and I just had to have them! I had been humming and hawing about what to do with them when the idea for making these fun pumpkin poop in a jar treats came to me.

Because the bottles are so tiny, standing only one and a half inches tall, I had to find a candy that was small enough to fit inside. Right away, I thought of Nerds Candy, one of my favorite candies from childhood.

Thus, the idea for this silly craft was born!

Supplies For Pumpkin Poop In A Jar Treats

Supplies For Pumpkin Poop In A Jar Treats

1. Mini Glass Bottles

You can find mini glass bottles in craft stores, party stores or online from Amazon. I found mine at our local dollar store. I got six bottles in a package for a buck!

Make sure to wash the glass bottles with warm, soapy water and allow them to dry completely before putting the candy inside.

2. Orange Nerd Candy

Bright orange Nerds candy is the perfect size for filling the little glass jars with "pumpkin poop." They can be found in many corner stores or gas stations.

Each box has two colors and flavors. Eat the other color or toss them into some cupcake or pancake batter for a fun treat for the kids.

1. Fill the Mini Glass Bottles With Orange Nerds

1. Fill the Mini Glass Bottles With Orange Nerds

2. Tie a Piece of Colorful Ribbon or Twine Around the Neck of the Mini Glass Bottles

2. Tie a Piece of Colorful Ribbon or Twine Around the Neck of the Mini Glass Bottles

3. Add a Pumpkin Poop Label Using a Gluestick

3. Add a Pumpkin Poop Label Using a Gluestick

Pumpkin Poop Candy Necklace

Pumpkin Poop Candy Necklace

Make a Necklace! You Can Wear It and Eat It Too!

To make a candy necklace that you can wear and eat later, you need mini bottles with a stopper with a loop for threading a piece of string or twine through. The bottles I used were very small, standing only one inch high!

Fill the tiny bottle with Nerds candy, string it onto an 18-inch piece of twine and tie off the ends to make it into a necklace that can be slipped over your head.

These would be a really fun Halloween project for a kid's birthday party or as a classroom activity.

Want to skip the sugar and food coloring? Make healthy, sugar-free Halloween treats by using pumpkin seeds instead of candy.

Want to skip the sugar and food coloring? Make healthy, sugar-free Halloween treats by using pumpkin seeds instead of candy.

1. Fill the Bottles With Pumpkin Seeds

1. Fill the Bottles With Pumpkin Seeds

2. Tie a Piece of String or Yarn Around the Neck of the Bottle

2. Tie a Piece of String or Yarn Around the Neck of the Bottle

3. Glue a Label to the Bottle

3. Glue a Label to the Bottle

Health and Nutritious Alternative

I like the idea of offering a combination of pumpkin seed jars and candy-filled jars to guests. The orange candies and green pumpkin seeds colors look stunning when presented together, and it gives your guests a choice of a sweet or healthy treat.

Pumpkin seeds are very nutritious and good for you, so go ahead and indulge! I used the hulled pumpkin seeds from my grocery store, but you could bake the seeds from the pumpkins you carve out to make your own.

There Are Lots of Ways to Share These Gifts With Your Friends and Family

  • Your child can give them to their teachers and schoolmates, their grandparents, coaches and other special people in their lives.
  • You can give them as a decoration or decorate with them yourself.
  • You can give them to the little tricksters you know in your neighborhood or anyone else you think needs a good chuckle!
  • Place them at individual table place settings at a Halloween dinner party.
  • Place them in a basket and give them to your guests as a party favor.
  • These are not just for Halloween! These make really cute treats for fall-themed events and even for Thanksgiving.
  • Having a fall or Halloween wedding? These would make one-of-a-kind and totally unforgettable wedding favors.

Happy Halloween!

© 2013 Corrinna Johnson

Have You Ever Received A Silly Poop Gift Before?

Corrinna Johnson (author) from BC, Canada on October 31, 2014:

@DDE Happy Halloween!

Corrinna Johnson (author) from BC, Canada on October 31, 2014:

@CrisSp Thank you! These are my kind of craft as they take only a few minutes to make :)

Corrinna Johnson (author) from BC, Canada on October 31, 2014:

@eilval Thak you! It is super fun treat for the little ones!

Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on October 30, 2014:

Wonderful trick-a-treating!

CrisSp from Sky Is The Limit Adventure on October 27, 2014:

This is really very interesting and very creative. I just wish I have the time to actually do it. Maybe in the future. Nice hub though.

Voted up and sharing.

Eileen from Western Cape , South Africa on October 27, 2014:

I haven't heard of this but great idea for Halloween !

Corrinna Johnson (author) from BC, Canada on September 09, 2014:

Thanks @Margaret! I really appreciate your kind words and I am loving its new home!

Corrinna Johnson (author) from BC, Canada on September 09, 2014:

Thanks @GrammieOlivia! Let me know how they turn out!

Corrinna Johnson (author) from BC, Canada on September 09, 2014:

Thanks @aka-rms! I really appreciate your visits!

Margaret Schindel from Massachusetts on September 08, 2014:

Corrinna, I thought this was great when you published it on Squidoo and I love the updates you've done now that it has moved to HubPages. Pinning to my Halloween Party Ideas board!

GrammieOlivia on September 07, 2014:

Great hub. I'm sending it on to a friend of mine, who I'm sure will do this and share it with all her peeps!

Robin S from USA on September 07, 2014:

Just too cute! I love it.

Merry Citarella from Oregon's Southern Coast on September 06, 2014:

Adorable! It's so nice of you to include the labels too Corinna-Johnson. Bet this is a big hit! The article looks fantastic with excellent photos too. Nice!

Corrinna Johnson (author) from BC, Canada on September 05, 2014:

Thank you @Brite-Ideas! I am really liking the layout of Hubpages!

Corrinna Johnson (author) from BC, Canada on September 05, 2014:

Thank you @OhMe! I gave these to a friend's little boy and he loved them so much, he took them for his kindergarten show and tell. I am sure your grandson would love one :)

Barbara Tremblay Cipak from Toronto, Canada on September 05, 2014:

your converted lens turned out great!

Nancy Tate Hellams from Pendleton, SC on September 05, 2014:

Great idea and it is so nice of you to share the poem and instructions. This might be a fun project for my grandson and I.

Barbara Tremblay Cipak from Toronto, Canada on August 11, 2014:

these are so funny! congratulations on LoTD, well deserved!

Stephen J Parkin from Pine Grove, Nova Scotia, Canada on August 11, 2014:

Never! But these are the sweetest poop gifts I have ever seen! LOL Well done on the LOTD today!

Myreda Johnson from Ohio USA on August 10, 2014:

Cute idea! This would be lots of fun. Good job on this lens.

Delia on August 10, 2014:

Congratulations on LOTD! Yes I have, spiders and eyeballs in a container

Kathryn Grace from San Francisco on August 10, 2014:

I have not, but these are really cute. You are so generous to include printable labels, stickers and the poem! Thanks for a cool idea to make a Halloween party even more fun.

Dawn Romine from Nebraska on November 02, 2013:

Love this idea, don't know how I'll remember it for my grandkids in the future, I think I'm probably going to have to print off pages and put them in a notebook for the future.

Clairissa from OREFIELD, PA on November 01, 2013:

Great Idea!

Belva Boggs on October 31, 2013:

I love these! I only wish I knew about these before trick-or-treat was over - maybe next year :)

AnnabreeWrites on October 31, 2013:

Fantastic Lens.

pitlock on October 31, 2013:

yes, I got moose poop, as a gag gift at Christmas, but they know I love moose. moose poop like you know could be anything but in bigger portions, mine was chocolate covered cashews filled caramels.

Marangeli Osoria from Philadelphia, PA on October 31, 2013:

Neat! I'm gonna try this with some candy corn!

sjewula on October 30, 2013:

My daughter and I will be making these!!!

BaiHui on October 25, 2013:

Cooooool :)))

KathyZ1 on October 17, 2013:

Great lens, enjoy it.

KathyZ1 on October 16, 2013:

Thanks for your reading and liking my lens on how to create and publish your ebook. It means a lot to me. I enjoy reading your lenses. Have a great day.

mel-kav on October 14, 2013:

This is great - I love it!!! Thanks for this wonderful idea. My friend and I always make snowman poop, elf poop and reindeer poop. They are big hits are Christmas craft festivals.

RoadMonkey on October 14, 2013:

No, I had never heard of this before but it is a great idea for some fun. I especially like the "healthy" version as I am fed up with everyone handing out candy to children at every opportunity - even their teachers. Those tiny bottles are cute and would have so many fun uses.

anonymous on October 13, 2013:

It is a great idea and I will surely follow it.

Rymom28 on October 10, 2013:

Great idea!

jan93 on October 08, 2013:

I'm ready for the Halloween.Pick A Boo.

fredginni on October 07, 2013:

I gave my dad Snowman Poop as a gag gift - white chocolate drops; and Reindeer Poop was chocolate drops.

PriyabrataSingh on October 06, 2013:

Very decorative.Good concept,thanks.

anonymous on October 03, 2013:

very useful information, thanks

mySuccess8 on September 29, 2013:

Looks wonderful, thanks for sharing!

TheEnglishHouse on September 29, 2013:

hahah.... I had never even heard of pumpkin poop, till I came across this lens! That's classic!

lynnegirl1 on September 26, 2013:

This is a fantastic idea. My niece and nephew would love these!

sweetpressuk on September 23, 2013:

This could translate to any celebration, fantastic.

nickylv on September 23, 2013:

Great idea for an adult Holloween party. Thanks

Martina from Croatia, Europe on September 23, 2013:

Nice, easy and very fun to do :)

Great Lens, thanks for sharing!

susiequeue1 on September 23, 2013:

Love pumpkin, although I'd stick with orange coloring than brown! haha

24hourdentist on September 22, 2013:

I can get behind anything poop related! I'm very pro-poop.

billymar on September 21, 2013:

Great idea!

anonymous on September 21, 2013:

This is really nice...and something that I can do. Thanks for sharing. Pumpkin Poops are cute!

anonymous on September 19, 2013:

very nice idea for halloween! :)

anonymous on September 19, 2013:

like the idea

anonymous on September 18, 2013:

not really, but i think it's cool

Samantha Lynn from Missouri on September 18, 2013:


TommysPal on September 17, 2013:

My mother and I made pumpkin poop gifts with cheese puff balls. We used a different poem. I can't remember it now. This is a wonderful idea. If I remember the poem we used I'll come back and share it with you. I like the healthier alternative using the seeds. Great lens!

lewisgirl on September 17, 2013:

Cute, cute cute!

halfpintohoney lm on September 17, 2013:

What a fantastic idea for halloween treats. This would make a great treat for a class Halloween Party!!

Julia Morais on September 17, 2013:

Not heard of this before. Cool idea. :)

ghoststorylover on September 16, 2013:

This is too cute!! Love it!

tammywilliams09 on September 16, 2013:

Both the candy and pumpkin seeds are great ideas. Thanks for sharing your poems and gift tags too.

nonya222 on September 16, 2013:

I have a friend that will think these hilarious!

BrownEyedGirl69 on September 16, 2013:

I once gave my oldest son a reindeer that pooped candy. We had all kinds of fun with it. I may have to try this. Great idea.

anonymous on September 16, 2013:

great work of Halloween.

Judith Nazarewicz from Victoria, British Columbia, Canada on September 15, 2013:

Great idea! Aim planning on trying this for Halloween!

KonaGirl from New York on September 15, 2013:

Pumpkin poop has been a nickname for my Granddaughter since she was a baby. What a cute idea.

cmeverything on September 12, 2013:

Oooh - I might make some as prizes for my students. I live in Chiang Mai, Thailand, and they go crazy for Halloween stuff so I think this will be perfect!

PlumberJorge on September 12, 2013:

I haven't received one yet. Hoping to do so anytime soon. :D Great lens, loved it!

LadyDuck on September 11, 2013:

Great ideas for Halloween.

Max Globe on September 09, 2013:

great recipe! ) will try) lol

Susan Zutautas from Ontario, Canada on September 09, 2013:

LOL, no I haven't but I this this would be fun to make. I'm sure many people would get a kick out of it.

jura on September 04, 2013:

Interesting idea maybe I should try to make some of them for this coming Halloween .

journey103 from USA on September 03, 2013:

This is a great idea for pat favors and they look fun to make too!

trying2Bhealthy on September 03, 2013:

Cute idea!

CharMarie on August 28, 2013:

Cute idea! I've seen something like this before, but I think they used the round Cheetos for the pumpkin poop! I bet kids would love this! Thanks for the lens!

anonymous on August 27, 2013:

So funny. Great lens

PatrickHayes76 on August 25, 2013:

Great lens just in time for Halloween!

girlfriendfactory on August 24, 2013:

So cute! Very fun idea for Halloween!

Corrinna Johnson (author) from BC, Canada on August 24, 2013:

@anonymous: I am in Canada and I got them at the "Dollar Store." You can probably find them in just about any dollar stores in the US that are well-stocked in craft supplies. They are often used more making favors for weddings ect, so you might find them in the party supplies. You can also find these at Michaels and other larger craft stores.

anonymous on August 24, 2013:

What dollar store did you find the bottles?? ty

Genesis Davies from Guatemala on August 24, 2013:

SUCH a cute idea! I love that you have a healthier alternative (though that amount of Nerds can't be bad for anyone, lol).

Angela F from Seattle, WA on August 24, 2013:

I've seen pumpkin poop in bags with cute toppers but never so elaborate in this bottles. So fun! Pinned to my Trick or Treat Pinterest board

JoleneBelmain on August 23, 2013:

I have received a cow that poops (because I love cows)... this is such an adorable one of a kind gift, and I love the poem that it comes with :) Pumpkin poop just may be my favourite Halloween treat yet ;)

SamanthaHaupt on August 23, 2013:

I absolutely love this idea! Check out my Halloween Party Ideas lens - I featured your lens on it!

LynetteBell from Christchurch, New Zealand on August 21, 2013:

I love your intro picture! I have several jars I've been collecting and had to look to get some ideas of what to do with them. In NZ we have Jaffas which are orange coated chocolate balls. They'd make good poop material but you don't get them in the USA...if you want to see what they are about check out my Cadbury Chocolate Festival lens about the Jaffa Race!

Ellen Gregory from Connecticut, USA on August 21, 2013:

I have never received a poop gift -- guess I don't rate poop. I have given my 97 year old aunt poop gifts -- reindeer poop at Christmas and bunny poop for Easter. She gets a kick out of showing it to her table mates at her independent living facility. Thanks, now I can send her pumpkin poop.

SBRTechnologies1 on August 20, 2013:

This is an easy yet fun idea...

JaspinderKaur on August 19, 2013:

Great lens. thanx for sharing.

Kirsti A. Dyer from Northern California on August 19, 2013:

Glad to see you included a healthy option too (no artificial colors). I didn't realize the bottles were so tiny.

Dorian Bodnariuc from Ottawa, Ontario Canada on August 19, 2013:

This poop must be delicious. It certainly looks great.

anonymous on August 19, 2013:

A great idea!! Thank you for sharing.

Stuwaha on August 19, 2013:

heehee I'm positively tickled...this is amazing :) I got my brother one of those "pooping" reindeer toys one xmas... it "dispensed" brown jelly beans :)

Susan Deppner from Arkansas USA on August 18, 2013:

I haven't, but these are really cute!

Rhonda Lytle from Deep in the heart of Dixie on August 18, 2013:

This is such a cute idea! Too cool.

ChristyZ on August 17, 2013:

This is a really cute idea:)

Erin Mellor from Europe on August 17, 2013:

Super cute. I've had reindeer poop before, but not pumpkin. How about ghost poop?

sybil watson on August 16, 2013:

What a clever idea! I make Christmas treats called "People Chow" each year, but my girlfriend started calling them "reindeer poop" and now that's become their name. This would be a great craft for elementary school kids to do for Halloween.

Gloria Freeman from Alabama USA on August 16, 2013:

Hi, no but, these are so cute and funny.

LisaDH on August 16, 2013:

I love this idea. I've seen pumpkin poop made with candy corn, but never with Nerds. Works great!

Renaissance Woman from Colorado on August 16, 2013:

I'm pretty sure I was given moose poop once. Your mini bottle gifts are darling. Thanks for sharing this unique Halloween craft idea for the orange quest.