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
- Poster board
- Black marker
- Googly eyes
- 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!