This month I decided to hold weekly craft days for my SURF Club which is made up of 21 neighbor girls ranging in ages from 3-17 years old. (SURF stands for: Sweet, Unique, aRtistic Friends.) Because of the high number of girls, and different dates of availability, I’m holding two hour craft sessions on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays after school in my Craft Cove.
For this first week, I did something different with the girls. I read them a fall story called Pumpkin Town! from my family’s library, and that became the theme of our craft.
For this craft I provided the following supplies:
- Printed copies of a full page pumpkin outline on cardstock (my own drawing)
- Orange markers and crayons
- Orange tissue paper, Mod Podge and paint brush (optional)
- Green chenille stems
- Brown construction paper
- Glue (Elmer’s/craft glue, glue sticks, glitter glue)
- Pumpkin seeds
- Pre-cut foam rectangles and triangles (any colors, small enough for the inside of the pumpkin)
- Tiny flat buttons, Pom poms, pony beads, and sequins (optional embellishments)
First the girls colored their pumpkins orange and then they cut them out. They cut their own stems out of the brown paper and used the green chenille stems for the vine. A fun activity was threading pony beads onto the “vine” and twisting it. Homes were made from the foam shapes and pumpkin seeds were glued on to represent the town from the story. Embellishments were added as the girls chose.
♥ It’s always a delight for me to see each girl’s creation. 🙂 Thanks for visiting my blog today. My posts have really slowed down because I am sharing my computer with my daughter so she can use my Photoshop for a video she’s putting together for a class assignment. She is in her final semester of university and soon will have her English degree. I’m so proud of her, and for all you homeschooling moms out there, she was homeschooled. She has done exceptionally well in college. She also took a gap year. ♥