IMG_9650 IMG_9655 IMG_9669 IMG_9672 IMG_9691 IMG_9692 IMG_9737 IMG_9743Here is a fun and easy pumpkin craft to make with your little one this Halloween. All you need is a little time and the ability to embrace the sparkles that will inevitably wind up all over the house. You’re welcome.

You will need:

  • 1 canvas board, you can buy these at the dollar store
  • black paint
  • white craft glue
  • sparkles, whatever colours strike your fancy
  • paint brush
  • colourful scrap paper
  • scissors, grownup and kids
  • heavy duty watercolour paper
  • X-Acto knife

extras- you can also buy pre cut colourful paper shapes if your child is too young to cut or if you simply want a little something extra!

Lets get started:

  1. Paint the canvas board black, you can leave the edges white since they will be covered with the water colour paper in the end. Let it dry.
  2. While the canvas is drying, cut out or tear shapes using the colourful scrap paper.
  3. Now that the canvas is dry, drizzle glue all over the canvas creating a large circle.
  4. stick your paper scraps all over.
  5. go nuts with the sparkles! shake shake shake all over the paper and glue, focusing on the glue. You want all of the white glue to be covered with sparkles.
  6. Take the glue and make a rectangle at the top of the circle. Like where the pumpkins stem would be.
  7. cover with more sparkles. Poppy used green but you can use whatever colour you like!
  8. set aside to dry. Once it has dried tap off excess sparkles. I suggest doing this over the garbage or outside!
  9. on the heavy duty water colour paper, draw a simple outline of a pumpkin. Make sure this pumpkin is a little smaller than the one on your canvas.
  10. With an X-Acto knife, carefully cut out the pumpkin (obviously the adult does this)
  11. remove the pumpkin and you will be left with just the outer piece.
  12. spread glue all over the back of the paper you cut the pumpkin out of.
  13. carefully place over your canvas.
  14. tada! You now have a beautiful pumpkin!



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