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DIY: Disney Trick-or-Treat Buckets

This year, make trick-or-treating extra special with Disney-inspired Halloween buckets to top off your look. We’ll show you how to dress up the classic pumpkin bucket three different ways: with a little Frozen fun featuring Olaf’s face, with a cute Toy Story alien head or as a fearsome Death Star. Follow the step-by-step directions for each one and get ready to collect candy in your own unique creation. And keep in mind, these accessories pair perfectly with costumes for all ages from shopDisney.com, where you can save 10% on select purchases with your Disney® Visa® Credit Card.1 So start imagining a group theme for your family or friends, and prepare your buckets!

Frozen-Inspired Olaf Halloween Bucket

What’s the ideal way to complete your Frozen ensemble? With an Olaf bucket, of course! We all know Anna and Elsa don’t go anywhere without their trusted sidekick, so this is a delightful complement to their costumes. (Bonus points if your group also includes Kristoff, Sven and other friends.) Kids will especially love the interactive aspect of this design—because Olaf loves to rearrange himself, his features are attached with Velcro for some mix-and-match fun.

What You’ll Need

  • Pumpkin bucket
  • White paint (acrylic and spray)
  • Felt: orange, brown, light blue, black and white
  • 1” googly eyes
  • Black puffy paint
  • Velcro
  • Hot glue/glue gun
  • Brown pipe cleaner
  • Printed template

Directions

  1. Paint the pumpkin bucket white. Let dry for about four hours.
  2. Using the template and felt, trace and cut out the carrot nose, mouth, tooth, eye shapes and eyebrows.
  3. Hot glue the eyes onto the light blue round circles to create Olaf’s eyes. Glue the white tooth onto the mouth. Using puffy paint, draw the lines on the carrot nose.
  4. Add Velcro circles to the back of the eyes, nose and mouth. Place them onto the back side of the bucket (so that they don’t overlap the indentions of the original jack-o-lantern face). Glue on Olaf’s eyebrows.
  5. Twist a brown pipe cleaner to create Olaf’s branch hair and hot glue it to the back of the pumpkin.

 

Toy Story-Inspired Alien Halloween Bucket

Fellow trick-or-treaters will be green with envy when they spot this Toy Story alien bucket zooming up and down the block. Plus, the simple DIY steps make it easy for even the youngest fans to get in on the crafting action. Finish off your Buzz Lightyear, Woody or Bo Peep costumes with this bucket for a fun look that’s truly out of this world!

What You’ll Need

  • Pumpkin bucket
  • Lime green and purple paint (acrylic and spray)
  • Foam ring
  • Lime green and black felt
  • One 1.5” googly eye
  • Two 1” googly eyes
  • Hot glue/glue gun
  • Black paint marker
  • Printed template

Directions

  1. Paint the pumpkin bucket lime green. Let dry for about four hours.
  2. Paint the foam ring purple and let dry for about four hours.
  3. Using the template and felt, trace and cut out the eye shapes, ears and antenna.
  4. Hot glue the eyes onto the black felt circles.
  5. With a black paint marker, draw the mouth onto the dry pumpkin bucket. Use the back side of the bucket (so that you don’t paint over the indentions of the original jack-o-lantern face).
  6. Glue on the eyes (one large in the center and two smaller ones on each side), ears on the side, and antenna onto the top of the back of the pumpkin.
  7. Glue the pumpkin bucket onto the dry foam ring.

 

Star Wars-Inspired Death Star Halloween Bucket

Whether you’re looking to take a walk on the dark side in a Darth Vader or Kylo Ren look, or keeping it classic and light like Luke Skywalker or Rey, this Death Star bucket is sure to turn heads when paired with any Star Wars Halloween costume. Even though it’s a mini version of the gargantuan space station, it still has plenty of room for collecting sweets and treats all night.

What You’ll Need

  • Pumpkin bucket
  • Silver paint (acrylic and spray)
  • Gray foam sheet
  • Black and white paint pens
  • Hot glue/glue gun
  • Printed template

Directions

  1. Paint the pumpkin bucket silver. Let dry for about four hours.
  2. Using the template, trace and cut out the foam sheet rectangles and squares.
  3. Outline the foam squares and rectangles with black paint pen. Add dimension with the white paint pen.
  4. Using the template, cut out the circle and trace it onto the top center of the pumpkin with a black paint pen. Trace the smaller circle inside the larger circle and draw four lines through it to create the pie shapes. Use the white paint pen to add dimension.
  5. Using the black paint pen, draw a line halfway on the pumpkin bucket horizontally.
  6. Hot glue the foam pieces onto the pumpkin in your own pattern and have fun!

We hope this Disney Halloween DIY has helped you get into the spooky spirit. As you prepare for a frightfully fun night, be sure to check out the costumes, accessories and festive goods at shopDisney.com—and use your Disney® Visa® Credit Card for 10% off select purchases.1


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