Paper plates or cardstock (2 pieces per pumpkin) | Scissors | Paint/brushes (or markers/crayons if taking the path of least messiness) | Glue | Pipe Cleaner | Painters' Tape | Crepe paper streamers | Stapler | Newspaper for protecting your table
Cut out your pumpkin shape from the paper, if not using paper plates, which are already round. Using painters' tape, make a face for the pumpkin by cutting out pieces of tape with scissors. Older kids would enjoy doing this part themselves.
Break out the paints. I wanted to teach Soren about mixing colors, specifically red+yellow=orange, so I let him mix the two colors in a cup.
When dry, have your child peel off the tape to reveal the pumpkin faces. This part can really be quite magical for young children.
Using the glue (I prefer glue stick with young kids), have your child cover the back of one pumpkin.
Twist and curl a pipe cleaner for the stem, nestle it in between the two pumpkins at the top, and then have your child help you staple it to the wind catcher. It's ready for hanging!
|Which one has the scarier face, boy or jack-o-lantern?|
Hope you make this easy craft with your wee ones. Enjoy!