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Paper Pumpkin Patch

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If your kids is like mine, she is ready to decorate for Halloween in September. Here’s an easy craft for the kids to make to kick off the season.  You might even have all of the materials at home!

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Materials:

  • heavy paper in various hues of orange
  • green pipe cleaners
  • scissors with scalloped edges
  • hole punch
  • tape

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Instructions:

  1. For a smaller pumpkin,  cut one inch strips along the width of the paper. For larger pumpkins use two sheets and cut along the length of the paper.
  2. Line the cut strips up. Use a hole punch to make a hole about a half inch from the bottom of each strip and another hole at the top of each strip.
  3. Thread the pipe cleaner through the holes at the bottom of the strips and make a small crimp or loop. This will need to lie flat as it is the bottom of the pumpkin.
  4. Thread the pipe cleaner through the holes at the top of the strips.
  5. Bend the paper strips to for a C shape and again make a crimp or loop in the pipe cleaner to secure the strips.
  6. Fan the strips out into a sphere.
  7. Make loops or twirls in the pipe cleaner sticking out of the top.
  8. You may need to use a bit of tape on the bottom of the pumpkin to keep the strips in place.

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Tips:

You don’t need to use scalloped scissors. Regular will work ,too!

Thanks to scottsdalemomsblog.com for the idea!

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This entry was posted on October 7, 2015 by in Halloween, Holidays and tagged , , , , .
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