We wanted to make some Fall decorations for the house, so when I saw the Halloween Hang-ups project from Martha Stewart I thought we should give it a try. This project definitely requires adult assistance (if the children are young). I am sure older kids could manage, but mine would not have been ok on their own. All that being said though, we had fun making these pumpkin decorations and are excited to see them around the house.
My Kids Make Pumpkin Decorations, and yours can too! Get our your construction paper and give it a try:
Martha Stewart’s page for this project has instructions and templates. Here’s my summary version of how to make a small pumpkin. To do so, accordion fold (horizontally) 3 pieces of orange construction paper. Fold each piece in half, making a V shape. Glue all the pieces together to make a circle. (We used paper clips to hold the pieces together while it was drying.)
Here are the pieces all glued together:
While the orange circle is drying, trace the eyes, mouth and stem and cut them out.
(Martha Stewart’s link has a template for these)
Glue the shapes on:
Punch a hole in one of the orange folds and use a string or yarn to hang the pumpkin from your ceiling.
~Hope you have fun creating your own pumpkin decorations! Let me know how they turn out.