Pumpkin Poop in a Jar Craft Project and Printable Poem

Updated on September 5, 2019
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Pumpkin Poop In A Jar Craft And Free Pumpkin Poop Printable Poem
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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 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 party goers in general.

On This Page, You Will Find...

  1. A resource for the supplies
  2. Detailed photo instructions
  3. A free pumpkin poop printable
  4. Ideas for gifting pumpkin poop

My Inspiration Came From the Tiny Bottles Themselves!

Pumpkin Poop in a Jar—Funny Halloween Treats
Pumpkin Poop in a Jar—Funny Halloween Treats | Source

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 | Source

1. Mini Glass Bottles

You can find mini glass bottles in crafting 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 to dry completely before putting the candy inside.

2. Orange Nerd Candy

Bright orange Nerds candy are 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.

Follow The Easy Step-By-Step Picture Tutorial

How To Make Pumpkin Poop In A Jar
How To Make Pumpkin Poop In A Jar | Source

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


3. Add a Pumpkin Poop Label—Use a Gluestick to Attach the Labels


Free Printable Pumpkin Poop Poem and Labels for You to Print and Use!

Pumpkin Poop Printable Poem And Labels
Pumpkin Poop Printable Poem And Labels | Source

I designed a couple of pumpkin poop labels to use on the jars and a 3 inch by 2 inch card with a funny poem for you to use.

Upon opening the file, click on the download icon to save the image to your computer or click on the printer icon to print right away. For best results, print onto a sheet of white cardstock paper.

Feel free to use these printables as you wish, but please remember attribution is required and no commercial use is allowed. Please come back and share your projects with me. I would love to see them!

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

Pumpkin Poop Candy Necklace
Pumpkin Poop Candy Necklace | Source

To make a candy necklace that you can wear and eat at a later time, you need mini bottles that have a stopper with a loop for threading a piece of string or twine through. The bottles I used were very small, standing only 1 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.

Make Cute Party Favors!

Pumpkin Poop Party Favors And Poem
Pumpkin Poop Party Favors And Poem | Source

Print and cut out the free printable pumpkin poop poem onto white cardstock paper and glue a mini bottle of poop to each label with a glue gun. You can also use an extra small hole punch to make two holes side by side and tie the bottle to the label with a piece of string. Double sided tape works too!

Want to Skip the Sugar and Food Coloring?

Make Healthy, Sugar-Free Halloween Treats By Using Pumpkin Seeds Instead Of Candy

Sugar-Free Pumpkin Poop Treats
Sugar-Free Pumpkin Poop Treats | Source

I like the idea of offering a combination of the 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 your pumpkins you carve out to make your own.

1. Fill the Bottles With Pumpkin Seeds


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


3. Glue a Label to the Bottle


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

  • Your child can give them to their teachers and school mates, 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!

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      • Corrinna-Johnson profile imageAUTHOR

        Corrinna Johnson 

        5 years ago from BC, Canada

        @DDE Happy Halloween!

      • Corrinna-Johnson profile imageAUTHOR

        Corrinna Johnson 

        5 years ago from BC, Canada

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

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        Corrinna Johnson 

        5 years ago from BC, Canada

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

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        Devika Primić 

        5 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

        Wonderful trick-a-treating!

      • CrisSp profile image


        5 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

        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.

      • eilval profile image


        5 years ago from Western Cape , South Africa

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

      • Corrinna-Johnson profile imageAUTHOR

        Corrinna Johnson 

        5 years ago from BC, Canada

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

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        Corrinna Johnson 

        5 years ago from BC, Canada

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

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        Corrinna Johnson 

        5 years ago from BC, Canada

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

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        Margaret Schindel 

        5 years ago from Massachusetts

        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!

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        5 years ago

        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!

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        Robin S 

        5 years ago from USA

        Just too cute! I love it.

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        Merry Citarella 

        5 years ago from Oregon's Southern Coast

        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 profile imageAUTHOR

        Corrinna Johnson 

        5 years ago from BC, Canada

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

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        Corrinna Johnson 

        5 years ago from BC, Canada

        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 :)

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        Barbara Tremblay Cipak 

        5 years ago from Toronto, Canada

        your converted lens turned out great!

      • OhMe profile image

        Nancy Tate Hellams 

        5 years ago from Pendleton, SC

        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.

      • Brite-Ideas profile image

        Barbara Tremblay Cipak 

        5 years ago from Toronto, Canada

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

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        Stephen J Parkin 

        5 years ago from Pine Grove, Nova Scotia, Canada

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

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        Myreda Johnson 

        5 years ago from Ohio USA

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

      • delia-delia profile image


        5 years ago

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

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        Kathryn Grace 

        5 years ago from San Francisco

        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.

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        Dawn Romine 

        6 years ago from Nebraska

        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.

      • Scotties-Rock profile image


        6 years ago from OREFIELD, PA

        Great Idea!

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        Belva Boggs 

        6 years ago

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

      • AnnabreeWrites profile image


        6 years ago

        Fantastic Lens.

      • pitlock profile image


        6 years ago

        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.

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        Marangeli Osoria 

        6 years ago from Philadelphia, PA

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

      • sjewula profile image


        6 years ago

        My daughter and I will be making these!!!

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        6 years ago

        Cooooool :)))

      • KathyZ1 profile image


        6 years ago

        Great lens, enjoy it.

      • KathyZ1 profile image


        6 years ago

        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 profile image


        6 years ago

        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 profile image


        6 years ago

        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.

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        6 years ago

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

      • Rymom28 profile image


        6 years ago

        Great idea!

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        6 years ago

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

      • fredginni profile image


        6 years ago

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

      • profile image


        6 years ago

        Very decorative.Good concept,thanks.

      • profile image


        6 years ago

        very useful information, thanks

      • mySuccess8 profile image


        6 years ago

        Looks wonderful, thanks for sharing!

      • TheEnglishHouse profile image


        6 years ago

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

      • lynnegirl1 profile image


        6 years ago

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

      • sweetpressuk profile image


        6 years ago

        This could translate to any celebration, fantastic.

      • nickylv profile image


        6 years ago

        Great idea for an adult Holloween party. Thanks

      • MarathonRunning profile image


        6 years ago from Croatia, Europe

        Nice, easy and very fun to do :)

        Great Lens, thanks for sharing!

      • susiequeue1 profile image


        6 years ago

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

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        6 years ago

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

      • profile image


        6 years ago

        Great idea!

      • profile image


        6 years ago

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

      • profile image


        6 years ago

        very nice idea for halloween! :)

      • profile image


        6 years ago

        like the idea

      • profile image


        6 years ago

        not really, but i think it's cool

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        Samantha Devereux 

        6 years ago from Columbia Mo


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        6 years ago

        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 profile image


        6 years ago

        Cute, cute cute!

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        halfpintohoney lm 

        6 years ago

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

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        Julia Morais 

        6 years ago

        Not heard of this before. Cool idea. :)

      • ghoststorylover profile image


        6 years ago

        This is too cute!! Love it!

      • tammywilliams09 profile image


        6 years ago

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

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        6 years ago

        I have a friend that will think these hilarious!

      • BrownEyedGirl69 profile image


        6 years ago

        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.

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        6 years ago

        great work of Halloween.

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        Judith Nazarewicz 

        6 years ago from Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

        Great idea! Aim planning on trying this for Halloween!

      • Kailua-KonaGirl profile image


        6 years ago from New York

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

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        6 years ago

        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 profile image


        6 years ago

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

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        6 years ago

        Great ideas for Halloween.

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        Max Globe 

        6 years ago

        great recipe! ) will try) lol

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        Susan Zutautas 

        6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

        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.

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        6 years ago

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

      • journey103 profile image


        6 years ago from USA

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

      • trying2Bhealthy profile image


        6 years ago

        Cute idea!

      • CharMarie profile image


        6 years ago

        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!

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        6 years ago

        So funny. Great lens

      • PatrickHayes76 profile image


        6 years ago

        Great lens just in time for Halloween!

      • girlfriendfactory profile image


        6 years ago

        So cute! Very fun idea for Halloween!

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        Corrinna Johnson 

        6 years ago from BC, Canada

        @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.

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        6 years ago

        What dollar store did you find the bottles?? ty

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        Genesis Davies 

        6 years ago from Guatemala

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

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        Angela F 

        6 years ago from Seattle, WA

        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 profile image


        6 years ago

        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 ;)

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        6 years ago

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

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        6 years ago from Christchurch, New Zealand

        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!

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        Ellen Gregory 

        6 years ago from Connecticut, USA

        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 profile image


        6 years ago

        This is an easy yet fun idea...

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        6 years ago

        Great lens. thanx for sharing.

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        Kirsti A. Dyer 

        6 years ago from Northern California

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

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        Dorian Bodnariuc 

        6 years ago from Ottawa, Ontario Canada

        This poop must be delicious. It certainly looks great.

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        6 years ago

        A great idea!! Thank you for sharing.

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        6 years ago

        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 :)

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        Susan Deppner 

        6 years ago from Arkansas USA

        I haven't, but these are really cute!

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        Rhonda Lytle 

        6 years ago from Deep in the heart of Dixie

        This is such a cute idea! Too cool.

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        6 years ago

        This is a really cute idea:)

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        Erin Mellor 

        6 years ago from Europe

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

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        sybil watson 

        6 years ago

        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.

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        Gloria Freeman 

        6 years ago from Alabama USA

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

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        6 years ago

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

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        Renaissance Woman 

        6 years ago from Colorado

        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.


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