We picked a bunch of pumpkins yesterday from our backyard pumpkin patch. Sam had so much fun helping to wash them off and then decide where the big ones should go by our front door and where the little ones should go inside the house.
Today we decided to make some of our own paper pumpkins.
We used orange construction paper, pipe cleaners and scissors. This was a cute craft for Sam to do on her own. She had to really focus and concentrate to cut the strips but knowing that she did it all on her own was so cool. I love how imperfect her strips are.
The right amount of challenge and a cute result meant that Sam stayed interested and wanted to see her own end result. Even though she got frustrated a few times she stuck with it and made her own pumpkin. In the time she made one, I made four!
The Nitty Gritty!
I got this idea from Pinterest and only revised it a little bit. You can check out the original idea at the Crafty Crow. And there are many other pumpkin crafts to check out there too.