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Small pieces of orange, black and green craft foam,
pin back or safety pin,
heavy craft glue.
Cut out a pumpkin shape from the orange craft foam.
Cut a stem from the green craft foam and glue onto top of pumpkin.
Glue wiggle eyes on and add a mouth and nose from the black craft foam.
Glue a pin back or safety pin on the back.
Orange Tempra Paint
Green Tempra Paint
Sponge to apply paint with
Apply orange tempra paint to the palm of your hand. Press palm onto paper. Repeat process until you are satisfied with the look of your pumpkin patch.
Apply green tempra paint to your index finger. Make a stem and leaves on the pumpkins.
Jack-O-Lantern Antenna Ball
Parents help required with glue gun and scissors
Nerf ballistic ball
Orange acrylic paint
Black permanent marker
Yellow permanent marker
Baby food jar
Tan or brown craft foam
Green craft foam
Hot glue gun
Stick a pen up inside the ballistic ball.
Paint the ballistic ball with orange paint.
Allow the ballistic ball to dry by placing it on the baby food jar.
Use the pencil to sketch a jack-o-lantern design on the ball.
Use the black marker to draw the outlines on the ball. Let dry.
Use the yellow marker to color in the drawn areas on the ball.
Use the scissors to snip a hole in the top of the Jack-O-Lantern.
Cut out a small stem out of tan or brown craft foam.
Cut out a small leaf out of green craft foam.
Put some hot glue down in the opening on the antenna ball top.
Use the toothpick to push the stem and leaf down into the ball.
Remove the pen and put on your car antenna.
Pumpkin Block Heads
Parents help required with hammer and nails
Block of wood in any shape
Sanding foam block
Craft paint in orange, black, and white
Sand the block to remove sharp ends or splinters. Dust off with damp rag.
Paint the block orange. Then paint details on the block. You can make any kind of pumpkin face you want! Let dry.
Hammer in a nail, leaving the head about a 1/2 inch to an inch above the wood surface.
Tie the raffia around the nail.
Tie the ribbon around the nail.
Lunch Bag Pumpkin
Brown paper lunch bags (with flat bottom)
Green felt (cut into leaf shapes)
Green pipe cleaner
Orange and black paint
Paint the bag orange leaving the top 1-2 inches of the bag brown.
Paint a jack-o-lantern face on the bag.
Cut leaf shapes out of the green felt.
Cut the pipe cleaner in half.
Stuff the bag with newspaper and twist the top together with half of the green pipe cleaner. Twist in the bottom part of a felt leaf to hold it in place. Twist the other half of the pipe cleaner around a crayon or pencil to form a curly vine and attach the end to the green pipe cleaner wrapped around the bag.
Baby food jar
Tissue paper - white, yellow, and orange
Black permanent marker
Dilute glue until it is thin enough for a paint brush.
Paint some glue on part of the jar. Apply torn pieces of tissue. Repeat this process until the jar is completely covered. Three layers of tissue paper is best.
After the jar is completely dry, use a permanent marker to make a Jack -o-lantern face.
Place a safety tea light into the container.
Let mom or dad light the candle. NEVER leave a candle unattended.
Mini pumpkins (Very small pumpkins)
Draw funny faces on small pumpkins with a black permanent marker.
Add some paint for color and character. Make a whole pumpkin community!
Orange and black felt
18 gauge wire
Black embroidery floss or heavy black thread
Fabric scraps for stuffing (use newspaper if you don't have fabric)
Cut 2 pumpkin shapes of orange felt. Cut eyes, nose and mouth from black felt. Cut a strip of black felt for the handle.
Glue eyes, nose and mouth in place.
With black floss, stitch your 2 pumpkin shapes together, stitching the top handle between your 2 pieces of orange felt. Be sure to leave an opening so you can stuff your pumpkin! Once you stuff it, you can complete your sewing. To pucker the felt at the bottom and top of your pumpkin, add a few extra tight stitches.
Take a piece of wire and wind it around a pencil to form a coil. Add a dab of glue to each end of the wire and push in between the 2 pieces of orange felt. Allow glue to dry completely. You can re-enforce this with a few extra stitches around the wire.
Light Bulb Pumpkin
Burned out light bulb
Acrylic Enamel Paints (Orange,
Paint light bulb using orange paint. It must be enamel paint. Allow your paint to dry.
Paint a face on the bulb. You can use a toothpick for tiny details, but be careful not to scratch the orange paint.
Once paint is dry, paint the socket section of your bulb with green paint and extend the green paint down the bulb slightly.
Tie a small raffia bow around the socket area to use for hanging.
Leaves, sticks, seeds, acorns, pinecones and other autumn objects
Use twigs or dried leaves for hair. Use a pinecone or acorn for a nose. Seeds or acorns can be used for eyes. Be creative. Other fall things you can use are gourds, cloves, corn kernels and dried Indian corn.
For ears, cut orange rinds into semicircles. Attach them with round toothpicks.
Sit your pumpkin buddies on a bed of leaves. Why not place gourds, small pumpkins or apples around the pumpkin buddies.
Parents help required with knife
White & black paper
Acrylic paint or markers
Yarn (hair colors)
Pink balloon (bubblegum bubble), Baseball cap (Baseball Player)
Mini Golf Club (get at local dollar store), golf cap
Goalie helmet, mini hockey stick (get at dollar store)
Cut the pumpkin's top off and hollow out the shell.
For eyes, carve holes in the shell. Cut out eyes from white paper and a pupil from the black paper. Use toothpicks to tack eyes into the inside of the pumpkin.
Use acrylic paints and colored markers to add features to the face. For the baseball and football players, remember to add a black thick line of black under each eye. For the golfer, you might want to make a pair of glasses out of the black paper. The hockey player could have a black eye or missing teeth. The ice skater could have sparkles for eye shadow! Be creative!
Add hair hanging out of the hole in the top of the pumpkin. Put pumpkin top back on to secure it in place.
For the ballplayers bubble gun, blow up a small pink balloon and pull the knotted end through a small hole you made for the mouth. For the ice skater, sit the pumpkin head on a pair of skates. Be creative with how you decorate the rest!
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