I love fall. My kids love the pumpkins and the colored leaves best. I try to always have one craft on hand for my kids to complete on a cold rainy fall day when there just isn't anything else to do. Of course, it is also a great excuse to make a pot of hot cocoa complete with marshmallows. While we sip on our cocoa, we make a craft. This week's craft is a paper plate pumpkin.
To make your own paper plate pumpkin you'll need the following items:
- Paper plate
- Orange paint
- Yellow construction paper
Follow these instructions to make the paper plate pumpkin:
Lay several sheets of newspaper over your table top to protect it from the paint.
Paint the paper plate orange. I have my kids paint both sides, but you can just do one side if you want to.
While your waiting for the paint to dry, have your kids cut out two eyes and a mouth for their pumpkin. You can do two simple yellow triangles for the eyes and a jagged mouth, or any other shape that your children like. Glue the eyes and mouth in place.
Send your children outside to find two leaves and a small stick. Glue these at the top of the pumpkin to form a stem with a leaf on either side of it.
Display the paper plate pumpkin once the glue has dried completely.
Put a magnet strip on the back of the paper plate to hang it on your refrigerator.