Earlier this week the kids and I spent one afternoon making a few Halloween decorations while Eloise took a much needed nap. Noah and Penelope absolutely loved this craft, it was right up their preschool art project alley.
I think they turned out great! This was the perfect activity to keep their little hands busy for a good 45 minutes. They really took their time precisely placing all the little squares, umm they just might take after their mother :-)
Want to make some with your little ones too?
Tissue Paper Pumpkins
one roll of contact paper
one piece of black construction or scrapbook paper
orange tissue paper
a few long pieces of yarn
Grab yourself these crafty little items...
And cut yourself up a giant pile of orange tissue paper fun...
I cut out two 13 x 13 pieces of contact paper per pumpkin project (say that 5x times fast!) Don't worry, it doesn't have to be perfect. You just want the contact paper to be slightly larger than the wooden dowels you will use to help steady the pumpkin picture at the top.
I also cut out they eyes, nose and random pumpkin mouths and stuck them on the contact paper first, just to prep everything. Then I let the kids go to town with the orange pieces.
Penny's first piece...oh where should she put it!?
Right here looks good!
Do you see how this project could take some serious afternoon space? One piece of tissue paper at time...beautiful busy work folks!
Slowly the pumpkin takes it's shape :-)
Once your little ones are finished, center the dowel at the top, and place the yarn slightly below the dowel and then ever so carefully place the other piece of contact paper on the top, sandwiching the pumpkin, yarn, and dowel in between. If you didn't do it perfect, like me, just grab your scissors and cut around it to make the square more even.
Then find a window in need of some Halloween decor and hang that cute little project up!
You will have some proud little artists on your hands knowing their work is on display for all to see :-)
You could also make a few witch hats, a black cat or even some goblins to give each window their own personality...go wild!
Hope you make a few and enjoy some Halloween crafty time with your wee ones!