Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Toilet Paper Pumpkins

I'm sure many of you have seen this idea before.  I've seen them all over the internet, so I can't give just one person credit.  We made these during literature today.  We're listening to Johnny Tremain and after I turned it on, I got up and got everything out for the project.  My kids watched me make one and then both joined in.  We made 8 of them.  We would have made more, but that was all the fat quarters I had in Fall colors.

Here's what we used for this project (the list below makes one).

  1. Full roll of toilet paper (not just the tube)
  2. 1 fat quarter in a Fall color
  3. leaf cut out of felt (here is the pattern I used... After cutting we cut them all out I thought we could have bought some silk fall leaves and that would have worked great too, but I wanted to use things I had around the house).
  4. 2 green pipe cleaner
  5. one brown lunch bag
First, we printed out the leaf pattern, traced it onto the felt and cut them out.  Next, we pulled the fat quarter up over the toilet paper roll and stuffed it down the tube.  Then, we cut off both ends off the lunch bags and twisted them up to look like a stem.  Next, we rapped the leaf around the base of the stem with the ends of the pipe cleaners and twisted the pipe cleaners around a pencil to look like vines.  Last, we stuffed the stem into the top of the pumpkin.  

This was a really easy, fun and a super fast activity to do with the kids.  It took us about 15 minutes to make them all.   I think they're pretty cute!


Hartley2 said... Best Blogger Tips

What do you mean by fat quarter? Do you mean a 1/4 yd. of fabric. Those are so cute!

Notebooking Nook said... Best Blogger Tips

Yes, a fat quarter is a 1/4 yd. You can purchase sets of just fat quarters at fabric stores. I got mine at Walmart.

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