Celebrate the season with a pumpkin wreath! Your child will practice tracing and cutting patterns to create multiple pumpkin shapes from a single sheet of paper. Replication is the goal of this craft; have you kid try to make the pumpkins that will form the wreath as similar to one another as possible.
What You Need:
Construction paper, orange
Tape (or stapler)
What You Do:
Have your child draw a pumpkin on a piece of poster board and cut it out. This will be their original pattern which they will trace so all of their pumpkins will be the same size.
Ask her to fold a sheet of construction paper in half, twice. Then trace the pumpkin pattern on the top of the folded paper.
While keeping the paper folded, have her cut out the pumpkin shape. She'll end up with 4 pumpkins.
Encourage her to arrange the cut out pumpkin shapes into the start of a wreath, overlapping their edges. Ask if she can determine how many more pumpkins she'll need to finish the wreath.
Have her repeat steps 2-4 until she has enough pumpkins for a wreath.
Using a black marker, have her draw faces on the pumpkins and outline them if she likes. Glue googly eyes on each pumpkin.
Tape or staple the pumpkins in place to complete a circular wreath shape.
Staple, or tape ribbon to the top of the wreath and hang it on a door to welcome guests with a warm autumn greeting!