Felt Pumpkin Craft
Pumpkins are a great fall craft because you can put them out at Halloween, and leave them through Thanksgiving.
As a busy mom, I tend to search for sustainability in my craft projects. It’s much easier for me to decorate once per season since I have little hands constantly helping.
Creating a felt pumpkin is a craft that older children can easily participate in. If your child can use scissors, they can assist by cutting out the circles for the body of the pumpkin for you. My inspiration from this post came from here.
Felt pumpkin supplies:
- 4″ Styrofoam ball
- 8 Pieces of 8 1/2 x 11 sized orange felt
- 1 Piece green felt or material
- Small piece of tree limb
- Straight pins
Felt pumpkin instructions:
Cut off the very end of the styrofoam ball so that the sphere will sit upright and not roll over.
Pierce ball with a short piece of the tree limb. I stuck this straight down the center
Cut a leaf shape out of a corner of the green felt. Using a pin, fold the end of it up and attach it to the ball.
Cut 64 3-inch circles out of the orange felt. I used the bottom of my coffee cup to create a template and was able to cut 8 circles out of each sheet. Fold the circles in half twice and then pin through all layers to the ball at random, making sure to cover up pins that show.
Continue to pin all the way around until your pumpkin is completely covered.
Decorate around your pumpkin using barn board frames, leaves, and other fall accessories such as acorns or pinecones.
Do you enjoy decorating for fall inside your house, or outside the best?
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