Halloween is a holiday that can bring all types of fun activities, from parties to Trick-or-Treating to crafts! Halloween crafts are great for getting into the Halloween spirit and even curing boredom! They can also be used as props or decorations for the home or for Halloween parties!
If you are looking for any Halloween crafts to do, then you can try making mini pumpkins. This craft only takes a few materials and a few easy steps. When you are done, you will have your own homemade mini pumpkins to show off!
Here are the materials and directions on how to make mini pumpkins with crafts.
Orange craft cotton balls, as big as you can find them (it will make it easier to glue everything to them).
Green pipe cleaners.
Black construction paper.
Glue or tape.
Black marker (optional).
1. Cut the green pipe cleaners so that they are small enough to be the stems of your mini pumpkins. Be sure there is enough room to fold the bottom and glue or tape the pipe cleaners onto the pumpkins.
2. Cut out the black construction paper as small rectangles and whatever shape you would like the mouths to be. Even though they will be small, you still want them big enough to glue or tape to the orange cotton balls.
3. Once you have cut everything out, it is time to glue them. You can start with the stem. Fold the bottom of the pipe cleaner. This will help to make it easier to glue or tape it to the top of the pumpkin. If you are taping it, be sure to use a piece of tape that is big enough to hold it, but small enough to not disrupt the rest of the project. If you are gluing it, be sure to give it time to dry. You can spend this time cutting out the rest of the pipe cleaners or the pumpkin faces (depending on how many pumpkins you are making).
4. Once the glue is dry, you can glue or tape the eyes, nose (if you have made a nose), and mouth to the pumpkin. If you decide to use tape, you want the tape to be big enough to hold the face and small enough to not mess up the face or project. If you decide to glue it, then give the glue some time to dry.
5. When everything completely dries (providing you used glue instead of tape), then you will have your very own mini pumpkin!
6. Repeat steps 1-5 for as many pumpkins as you are creating.
You have now learned how to make mini pumpkins with crafts in just a few easy steps! You can try this on your own at home, or let your family participate as well! This Halloween craft will not only come in handy for crafts at home, but it can also be done in schools or child care centers as well!
You can create one mini pumpkin or many! Set them up on a shelf or table or place them in a basket or treat bucket! Have fun creating your mini pumpkins and Happy Halloween!