An Adorable Clay Pot Candy Corn Craft Tweens Will Love

This Halloween, encourage your tweens to make this super cute clay pot candy corn craft.

If you’re looking for a fun and easy seasonal craft project for your tween, this adorable candy corn decoration is perfect! Made from simple terracotta pots, this decoration is sure to add some festive cheer to your home or your tween’s room.

Craft that used terracotta pots and painted them like candy corn. Added a cute face with googly eyes.

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Candy Corn

Candy corn is a type of candy that’s in the shape of a kernel of corn. It represents real corn, which is harvested in autumn.

This Halloween candy staple was first invented in the late 1800s by George Renninger, of the Wunderle Candy Company. Today, you can find lots of variations, but the traditional flavor remains the most popular.

While candy corn may not be everyone’s favorite candy, lots of people love using the image as a decoration for fall and Halloween. It’s cute and festive!

They’re one of my favorite symbols of the season, which is why I couldn’t wait to make these candy corn pots.

Homemade Candy Corn Craft

This project features the symbol of one of Halloween’s most iconic candies, the candy corn. Aside from waiting for paint to dry, this project will take your tweens less than 30 minutes to make. You can find many of the supplies at the Dollar Store, so it’s also an inexpensive craft.

Using three colors of acrylic paint, you’ll add color to the clay pots to create the candy corn image. The addition of googly eyes, pink cheeks, and a bow turn this into a charming piece of décor.

Keep reading for detailed instructions and printable supply list.

Candy Corn Customization

While there’s not much you can change up if you want to keep the iconic candy corn look, there are a couple of things you can do to make this project your own.

  • Let kids personalize their candy corn by choosing their own ribbon for the bow. You can see some fabulous Halloween-themed ribbon below that would look amazing.
  • Use different sizes of clay pots to make larger or smaller candy corn decorations.
  • Your kids can ditch the traditional candy corn colors and choose their own paint colors for the different sections.

Materials for the DIY Candy Corn

Here are some supplies you’ll need for the candy corn project.

2.5 inch Terracotta Pots2.5 inch Terracotta Pots2.5 inch Terracotta PotsJack O Lantern Orange Acrylic PaintJack O Lantern Orange Acrylic PaintJack O Lantern Orange Acrylic Paint3/83/8″ grossgrain ribbon3/8Black Wiggle Googly EyesBlack Wiggle Googly EyesBlack Wiggle Googly Eyes


Just to note, these aren’t all the supplies needed for the terracotta candy corn.

More Seasonal Ideas

Looking for more fall and Halloween inspired ideas?

The autumn season and Halloween are the perfect time to work on some DIY projects. They help get you into the holiday mood and make ideal decorations. Tweens will get a kick out of creating their own candy corn companions.

Clay Pot Candy Corn Craft

Are you ready to make the craft? Here are step-by-step instructions.

Clay pots turned into candy corn in this DIY craft

Candy Corn Clay Pot Craft

Yield: 2
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Simple clay pots along with paint, wiggle eyes, and ribbon transform into cute as can be candy corn, just in time for Halloween. Most items can be found at the Dollar Store, making this an inexpensive project.


  • Clay Pots – 3 to 3.5” in diameter
  • Clay Pots – 2.5” in diameter
  • Acrylic Craft Paint – White, Orange, Yellow, Pink
  • Wiggle Eyes
  • Ribbon, Black and White Gingham


  • Circle Punch or Circle Template
  • Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
  • Scissors
  • Paintbrush
  • Pencil with new Eraser
  • Permanent Black Marker
  • Scrap of White Paper



    Gather all materials and then remove the packaging and labels.

    Supplies needed to make a clay pot candy corn. Pots, paint, brush, hot glue gun


    Basecoat the 2.5” clay pots with white acrylic craft paint.

    Paint the top 2/3 of the larger clay pot with orange acrylic craft paint, and the bottom 1/3 with yellow acrylic craft paint.

    Let the paint dry and then apply a second coat, if necessary.

    Bottles of paint, white, yellow, and orange being used to paint a clay pot like a candy corn


    Attach the smaller white clay pot to the larger orange and yellow clay pot using a hot glue gun and glue sticks.

    You can use liquid craft glue for this project, but you would have to wait for it to dry.

    Hot gluing a small white clay pot on top of a larger one that's been painted orange and yellow to make a candy corn image


    Glue two wiggle eyes on the candy corn face using a hot glue gun.

    Give them cheeks by dabbing a new pencil eraser in pink craft paint and stamping on the right and left sides, just below the eyes.

    Adding googly eyes and pink cheeks to a pair of candy corn painted clay pots.


    To cover up the drain hole in the smaller clay pot, punch a circle from white cardstock.

    If you don’t have the correct size hole punch, trace a circle using the clay post as a template with a pencil and cut out with scissors.

    Attach the white cardstock to the clay pot with a hot glue gun.

    Gluing a white paper circle to the bottom of a white clay pot that's the top of a candy corn pot craft


    Draw a mouth from cheek to cheek with a permanent black marker.


    Using black and white gingham ribbon, tie two small bows.

    Toward the bottom, attach one to each of the clay pots with a glue gun. Trim any long ends of ribbon with scissors.

    Hot gluing a black and white check ribbon bow onto the front of a clay pot candy corn

    Your family and friends will never know how quick and easy this fun Halloween décor was to create! They're the perfect size for a tiered tray display for the holiday.


  • Let kids personalize their candy corn by choosing their own ribbon for the bow.
  • Use different sizes of clay pots to make larger or smaller candy corn decorations.

Did you make this?

If so, please leave a comment or share a photo on Pinterest

2 Halloween crafts - clay pots painted like candy corn with googly eyes

Are you excited to make your own candy corn creations?

Megan Zechman
I love homeschooling! Learning is a way of life for our family. Most days you will find us exploring our Central Florida community, having fun while learning. I am constantly looking for new and interactive ways to engage my older children.
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