Monday, September 29, 2008

Tissue Paper halloween to Pumpkin

I remember making these in Elementary School and thought it would be a lot of fun. They are very easy to make. You could even get creative with a Black Cat, Witch or Frankenstein head or anything you desire.
Supplies Needed:
-Pencil
-Orange Tissue Paper
-Construction Paper
-Elmer's Glue/Crafter's Glue
-Paper Plate

Directions:
-Draw a pumpkin of the piece of Construction Paper
-Cut out 2-3 inch squares out of orange (or whatever color your pumpkin will be) tissue paper
-Take your pencil, place in center of tissue paper square & pull tissue paper up around pencil, hold onto the wrap part, dip the bottom of it in the glue
-Then place dipped pencil onto your pumpkin holding it in place for a few seconds while it sticks to the paper. Slowly pull up the pencil leaving the tissue paper in place.
-Repeat until your pumpkin is fully covered (or as much as you desire)...Do not cover the eyes or mouth.


This is a fun project to do. I would recommend it to ages 4 or older though. Young toddlers it takes a little more coordination. With the holidays that are coming upon us the next three months this is a fun way to start the season. There are many fun stories you could read to your children while making the project or afterwards as they hold and adore their creation.

2 comments:

dana said...

Oh, I LOVED making these as a kid. We normally did it around Valentine's day, but what a great idea for Halloween. I can't wait for Lucy to be a little older to understand all of this.

Lettie said...

Great idea, Nicole!. This showed up in my Google Reader and I thought - yea, a Halloween activity. Not noticing it was our site, I was surprised how the girl in the picture looked so familiar...then I figured it out!