We had to feed our pumpkin with monster cupcakes, but I think he’d be a cute candy holder too.
This is a super easy craft for your kids to whip up. (With a little adult assistance.)
Toilet paper roll cut in half.
Exacto Knife(this is the adult assistance needed part.)
- First I had the girls cover an oatmeal container with glue and two sheets of orange construction paper.
- While that set a little bit we painted the lid in orange acrylic paint. We let this dry and got to work on the pumpkin face.
- I let my oldest draw the pumpkin’s face in pencil. (I asked her to make the mouth really big.)We then added stripes in more of the orange paint. Next my daughter went over her drawing in yellow and orange acrylic paint. I went over this again in marker to make it stand out more.
- Once everything was dry I cut out the mouth with an exacto knife.(This is a little tricky and definately reguires an adult touch!) We added a stem by covering half a toilet roll in green construction paper and attached it to the lid with tape. A vine and leaf were also cut out from the green construction paper and added.
- The last step was cutting a red tongue from construction paper and gluing it inside the pumpkin’s mouth.
I think this pumpkin would be cute as part of a table display at a Halloween party. You could also acheive a more startled pumpkin by adding a few egg carton eyes: