Monday, October 15, 2012

Pumpkin Ideas for kids to make-part 1

This will be in two sections; because of the limitation of blogger.

Bottle Cap Pumpkin Magnet Craft

Materials:  Frozen Juice Can Lid, Orange, Bumpy Chenille Stem, Green Chenille Stem, Scrap of Green Felt or Craft Foam, Black Seed Beads. Magnet, Craft Glue, and Scissors

Bend the orange, bumpy chenille stem on the skinny sections so it sort of looks like this VVVV. Pinch the folded sections together. Stick one side of the folded edges so they catch on the inside edge of the bottle cap. Stick the other folded edges inside the opposite side of the bottle cap. Fluff up the center part of the chenille stem and make it look rounded like a pumpkin.
Cute a 1-inch piece of green pipe cleaner and stick it in the top of the pumpkin to be a stem. Cute two small leafs out of felt or craft foam and glue in place near the stem. Make eyes, nose, and mouth out of black seed beads.
Finally, glue a magnet on the back of the pumpkin. Once the glue is dry, hang up your pumpkin magnet where ever you choose!

Decoupage Pumpkin Jar Craft

Materials:  Baby Food Jar, Tissue Paper, Black Marker, White Glue or Decoupage Medium, and Paint Brush or Foam Brush

To prepare your supplies, make sure your jar is clean and dry. Dilute the glue to a consistency thin enough for a paint brush or use a decoupage medium. Tear your tissue paper into piece about 1-inch square.
Paint some of the glue/decoupage medium on about half of the jar. Apply the torn pieces of tissue paper to the glue. Repeat this until the jar is completely covered. Kit said she applied three layers of paper. You can experiment to get the results you want. Make sure you allow each layer to dry before you add another.
Once your jar is completely dry, use a marker to draw on any acial or other features you want. You can also use paper scraps to make the face. Now you can place a safety tea light into the jar or fill it with treats. For a finishing touch, tie a piece of green raffia around the top. It couldn't hurt to write a small note about removing the raffia before lighting the candle. As always, NEVER leave lit candles unattended.

Happy Jack-O-Lantern Beaded Safety Pin 

Materials:  13 - 1 1/16 inches Safety Pins, 1 - 2 inch Safety Pin, and Seed Beads (refer to picture for colors needed)

Follow this pattern and the basic directions on the
safety pin jewelry page to complete this project.
Each number column represents a pin; for example, your first pin will have 10 black beads. Your second pin will have 3 black beads, 4 orange beads, and 3 black beads. When you thread these beaded pins onto your larger pin, start with pin number 1.

Jack-O-Lantern Pencil Topper Craft

Materials:  Orange Pom-pom (1- to 2-inches), Green Chenille Stem, Craft Foam or Felt,  Craft Glue, and Scissors

Glue the orange pom-pom onto the eraser end of a pencil. Cut a tiny piece from the chenille stem to be a stem and glue it in place. Cut two small leaves out of green felt or craft foam. Glue them on top of the pom-pom near the chenille stem. Add facial features cut out of felt or craft foam. Once the glue is dry you can use your Halloween pencil!


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