Monday, September 26, 2011

Fall art project: Pumpkins

 I love to decorate my home for all occasions and fall is no exception. Little Buddy loves to help in this process as well. Since we home school we are making Friday's craft days to decorate the house. This past week we chose pumpkins....
Our homemade pumpkins....

If you want to learn and do this with your little one the just follow along. This was a super easy craft:)

First you will need supplies:
orange paper (2-4 pieces depending on how many pumpkins you want),
brown paper (kind of hard to see in the pic sorry),
glue stick,
 hot glue gun (or tape will work too).

I cut the strips of orange paper in varying sizes because I wanted different sized pumpkins. You can have you little one also cut the strips for you using safety scissors, of course.

Then criss-cross 4 strips of paper while putting clue in the middles so they will stay put:)

One by one pull the ends to the middle and either use tape or hot clue (parental supervised) to secure them. I then use a small strip of brown paper to make the stem. I rolled it up to give it depth, but you can use that activity for fine motor skills.

Sorry that it went sideways:(

We then decorated the fireplace with all of our finished pumpkins. We had a lot of fun making these and even Baby Girl got to help. I hope you get a chance to try these at you home this fall:)

1 comment:

Lori @ La-La's Home Daycare said...

That wasn't bad. It always looked so complicated. They came out so nice and pretty.

Thanks for sharing on the Holiday Kid Craft Link Up, hope to see you next week.