If you are looking for a fun and easy craft for your child’s Halloween party, look no further than the pumpkin. Nothing says fall quite like this versatile fruit, and when you pair it with a variety of craft supplies, the possibilities for fun are endless.
1 pumpkin per guest
2-3 tubes of white craft glue
assorted craft supplies, for example feathers, sequins, ric rac, ribbon, buttons, googly eyes, silk or dried flowers, dried beans and seeds, pinecones, raffia, felt, fabric remnants, pipe cleaners etc
2-3 pairs of scissors
variety of permanent markers, glitter glue, paint markers and fabric paints
Allow each guest to choose his or her pumpkin and decorate as they desire. Younger children will delight in putting together a complete “face” and older kids will enjoy expressing themselves and creating a character.
Since these pumpkins are not cut, they will keep much longer than a traditional jack-o-lantern, giving your guests plenty of time to show off their creations. You can purchase supplies at your local Michael’s, JoAnn’s, Hobby Lobby or WalMart. If you prefer shopping online, Oriental Trading Company has a wide assortment of supplies to choose from.