Here's the phone conversation that went down before I made this giant candy corn.
DH (Dear Husband)
Me: Where are the orange soccer cones?
DH: In the trunk of the car, I'm afraid to ask why?
Me: I need them for a post? How much did they cost?
DH: You're not going to ruin them are you? I need them for soccer practice.
Me: How much did they cost?
DH: One or two dollars each, why?
Me: I'm going to make one into a giant candy corn.
DH: I knew I didn't want to know.
I'm afraid this is what one has to deal with when they're married to me. And I can't say this is the first time I've confiscated an item for a craft project. A few Halloweens back, I dyed one of his white dress shirts yellow to make a Curious George costume. I'm sure there's been other incidents but I just can't seem to remember them. Oh well.
Plastic Orange Cones - can be found at your local sports good store
Yellow & White Acrylic Paint
1. Paint the top of the cone white and the bottom of the cone yellow. Yep, it's that easy. If you want the lines to be perfect and clean, you can mark off the sections with painter's tape.
2. For each color paint 3 or 4 coats on the cones. Let dry about 10 minutes in between each coat.
*Optional - to prevent risk of the paint scratching off, coat with clear acrylic spray.
So what do you do with giant candy corn you might ask? I envision these lining the walk way to the front door on Halloween night. Maybe place some flashlights inside the cones so they glow. Or, you could just run soccer practice with candy corn cones. It's really up to you.