Take an ordinary paper lantern, dress it up with leaves, a stem, and tendrils, and it will assume a totally unexpected identity: a Halloween pumpkin. A few craft supplies are all you need to transform these inexpensive, light-as-air globes.
It's Halloween, and patches are full of pumpkins just waiting to provide spine-tingling thrills on the big fright night. Carving them into jack-o'-lanterns is always fun, but transform a few into candy holders with looks that could chill, and they can play a crucial role as keepers of the goodies.
Large carvable synthetic pumpkin (it's reusable)
A pumpkin-carving saw
Two paper-towel tubes
Plastic nose (we cut ours from an eyeglass-and-moustache set)
Orange acrylic paint
Red construction paper
Eye patch (we made ours from cardboard and black felt)