The following post is by editor Kara Fleck.
In my quest to enjoy this Autumn, I’ve been gathering craft ideas for the kids and I to do together. This month I have been focusing on pumpkin inspired ideas and I found some projects to try that look really cute but still simple.
I thought I’d share four of my favorites with you, so that you and your kids can have some pumpkin fun, too!
1. A New Take on Jack-o-Lanterns
I think that perhaps a family of small pumpkins personalized to look like us would be a super-cute Halloween centerpiece for our table. What do you think?
2. Marble Painted Pumpkins
While we’ve got the craft paint out, I would love to try making these beautiful marble painted pumpkins from 1+1+1=1. Carissa has created a pumpkin printable that you can use to make these works of art.
With some supervision, this would be a neat project for kids of all ages and I love the suggestion to hang up a garland of marble painted pumpkins as a festive decoration, too.
3. Felt Pumpkins
My oldest daughter is very excited by crafting projects that involve hand sewing these days, so I think she will get a kick out of helping me create these felt pumpkins for our nature corner.
Maureen, of Twig and Toadstool, has provided a detailed and well photographed tutorial that I think will be easy to follow, even with my limited sewing skills.
As long as we have the felt out, I would really like to make this felt pumpkin game from Pink and Green Mama, Mary Lea. I love that even not yet reading children can play with game and with the roll of a dice dictating your combination, I bet some really crazy pumpkin faces will result.
I truly think the fun of this game will be in the making AND the playing.
Will you be doing any pumpkin themed crafts with your kids this Autumn?