Monday, October 3, 2011

Paper Pumpkins

This weekend I decided to try out a pumpkin craft to do with M. After doing it I realized that this is not a craft for little hands. It involves cutting and hole punching and precise threading. It is, however, a great craft to share with you!
I found the craft on Alpha Mom. She does this craft with children who are a bit older than M and their pumpkins look great!

First I took my square piece of orange paper.

Then I folded it three times on the diagonal.

You can then unfold it and cut along all the creases toward the centre leaving the middle uncut.

Then you will cut out "flower petals" like this.

Later I found it easier to keep it folded and cut out the "petals" all at the same time, making sure not to cut right to the middle. Then I unfolded it and cut along the creases.
The next step is to punch holes in all the tips and the very centre.

Take the pipe cleaner and make a little circle at one end so it won't pop through the centre hole. No thread it up through the centre and put it through all the "petals."

Make some leaves and put holes in these too. Thread this onto your pipe cleaner.
Now give the pipe cleaner a little twist to make a stem. Voila! You have made a nice fall decoration :)

Hope all you of are enjoying the beautiful fall! Don't forget to use the bright bold colours from outside in your fall decor.

Check out more Halloween craft ideas here

Halloween Party

Come Together Kids

1 comment:

  1. Oh I love, love, love your crafts! I would love for you to come and share your ideas on Mom Blog Society. Our members are looking for great Halloween Craft Ideas. hope to see you there!