Before starting this project, you’ll need the following materials:
I thought why not a pumpkin?
One of the main reasons I love this kind of craft is because you can turn any of the kids artwork into something beautiful (not that it’s not already beautiful).
For this craft, I stopped at Michaels and grabbed some orange scrapbook paper (in different patterns). I already had the pumpkin shape on hand. I grabbed my “Trusty” X-Acto knife and glue to get started.
Step 1 – Trace Out Your Pumpkin
I laid my shape on top of my paper and traced out my pumpkin using a pen.
Step 2 – Cut Your Pumpkin Out
I used my “Handy Dandy“ X-Acto knife and cut out my pumpkin shape. I made sure to keep my background, eyes, nose and mouth (maybe I can do something with the pumpkin shape?!?!)
Step 3 – Cut Your Scrapbook Paper
I cut out all my scrapbook paper into strips (so they were easy for my son to lay out on the paper).
Quick Tip: I used my Creative Memories cutter to do this part. But you can always use and ruler and an X-Acto knife for this.
Step 4 – Lay Down Your Strips
My son put a layer of paste over top of his paper and started laying the strips of scrapbook paper over top. We did this until the paper was full with no black spots in the middle.
Then, I cut off any overlap paper on the sides.
Step 5 – Lay Down Your Background
Remember that silhouette we cut out? Well it time to pull that back out and use it. My little guy pasted the back of the paper and laid it over top (creating our pumpkin).
Step 6 – Finishing Touches
Once our paper was pasted down (nice and good), we added our eyes, nose and mouth. I even had my two year old make one for himself. He loves crafting with his big brother.
This was such a fun craft to do. I felt bad my 1 year old couldn’t do this craft, so I thought of one similar to this that he could do using paint.
He had such a great time doing it. I love craft time with my boys!