We love to craft, but art projects can often be wasteful with plastic, paint, glitter, tape and glue turning otherwise recyclable and compostable materials into trash 😢
These adorable jack-o-lanterns are made with orange peels, using something that would otherwise go to waste. The twine (optional) and peels are completely compostable when Halloween’s over. You can even get another use out of the orange peels by soaking them in vinegar and making a DIY all-purpose household cleaner 💪
Orange peel Jack-o’-lantern craft
Pumpkin-shaped cookie cutter
Wooden mallet or hammer
Paring knife or small serrated knife found in pumpkin carving kits
Hole punch (optional)
Sisal twine (optional)
1) Cut orange in half and eat orange (remember, no waste!)
2) Flatten orange peel halves and place them one at a time over the cookie cutter, sharp side up.
3) Using wooden mallet or hammer, gently tap orange peel around perimeter of cookie cutter.
4) Use a paring knife to cut out a Jack-o’-lantern face (adult supervision recommended). Have kids draw faces for adults to cut out 😀
5) If you want to hang your pumpkin or make a garland, poke a hole in the stem and thread twine through.
6) When you’re ready to dispose of your craft, compost the orange peels and save your twine for reuse!