Posts Tagged ‘pumpkin crafts’

Shaving Cream Pumpkin Banner

Saturday, October 13th, 2012 by by

We have made shaving cream art and wrapping paper in the past. The kids always have a blast playing with shaving cream and it provides a wonderful sensory experience so I thought we would try to make shaving cream pumpkins. Read on to see how we did it.

You will need:

  • Shaving cream
  • Food coloring
  • Tray
  • White paper
  • Green construction paper
  • Popsicle stick
  • Tape
  • Ribbon
  • Scissors

I bought my shaving cream at the dollar store. Rather than using (more…)


Halloween Pumpkin Faces

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012 by by

I had this great pumpkin carving idea for my preschooler. See, in Florida you can’t just carve a regular old pumpkin and leave it on your doorstep, a reality I learned when I first moved here in 2000. All you get from that is a large, wet, moldy mess on your front porch, and that’s a Halloween horror I don’t want my kids to experience. I decided a great alternative would be to get those carvable fake pumpkins from somewhere like Michaels, and then both The Older and The Younger could make their own pumpkin that would last. I’d cut out different eyes, noses, and mouths, for The Younger, and she could create the face she wanted while the older drew his own.

I started out with these, and The Younger got to work, creating all the different pumpkin faces her little mind could come up with.

However, as all projects do, this one took (more…)

Coffee Filter Pumpkins

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012 by by

I stumbled upon the idea for these pumpkins on The Happier Homemaker where there were made by an adult using sponge ink. I loved the simplicity of the pumpkins, and decided to modify them so my younger children could make this Halloween craft.

You will need:

  • Large coffee filter
  • Washable orange marker (we used Crayola Washable Markers)
  • Spray bottle with water
  • Green paper
  • Scissors
  • Ribbon, wire or Easter grass
  • Tray or plate
  • Branch
  • Tissues

You will want to start by using a waterproof plastic plate (more…)