I can hardly believe it’s almost Halloween and nearly time to start decorating for fall (when do you do that anyway?). Last year, and rather last minute, I created a fun felt board activity for my daughter, who really began to like pumpkins. Hubby carved a small pumpkin and my daughter was intrigued. To save us the hassle and mess of carving numerous real pumpkins, I decided to give her the endless ability to make her own pumpkin faces using felt. Because I didn’t give myself a head start, I didn’t cut out nearly as many face options as I would have liked, so I’ll be working on it again this year! And, I wanted to share the activity with you now, so that you have some time to prepare this year too! Ready to learn how to make your own adorable Halloween Pumpkin Felt activity?
For starters, if you’ve never worked with felt before, check out my quick guide on how to work with felt.
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Making Your Felt Pumpkin Activity
Craft your pumpkin
Choose a paper template to cut from (I used DLTK’s Jack-o’-Lantern template).
Cut your chosen Jack O Lantern and as many eyes, noses, and mouths of your choosing from your felt. Our pumpkin is all orange and our eyes and mouths are all black. You could even cut out yellow eyes like a lit pumpkin.
The best part of this activity is that it could be a stand alone felt activity, or you could use it on a felt board. Even better, because felt doesn’t cost much if you buy the bulk pack, you can make a few extra for kids as little Halloween gifts. Depending on the time you have available or the amount of small children you expect to see, you could even pass them out to your Trick or Treaters or Party Goers if you (or they) are anti-candy. We store ours in a quart sized zip-lock back to keep it clean and to separate it from our other felt activities.
I love that this simple Halloween craft promotes my daughter’s creativity and can be used until she loses interest in felt activities.
Be sure to come back here and show me your completed Felt Pumpkin Activity!
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