Thursday, October 28, 2010

Felt Jack-O-Lanterns

I thought it would be fun to decorate pumpkins with my son and some of his playgroup friends, but I didn't want to do that because it didn't seem like a unique idea. So, I came up with a toddler-friendly version of making jack-O-lanterns. I thought it would be fun to have a pumpkin that the kids can decorate over and over again, kind of like paper dolls or Mr. Potato Head. That way, they could have fun with it more than once. So, I got the following materials for each child: 1 piece orange felt, 1 piece black felt and a small piece of green felt. I figured that the moms could cut out all the pieces of a pumpkin for their child and then the kids could have fun "dressing up" their pumpkins with different shape eyes, nose and mouth. Felt sticks to itself and is really cheap, so it was the perfect material to use for this project. 

I just used an old piece of cardboard to make a pumpkin shaped template. 

Don't use any adhesive to stick the felt down permanently. The kids will have fun changing the face of their jack-o-lanterns!

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