Are you excited about pumpkin season? I am looking forward to attending local events as well as enjoying cooler weather. This pumpkin yarn craft will make the perfect decoration around your home or classroom. Yes, it is a messy activity, but kids will have a great time creating a unique pumpkin craft. This activity will provide sensory fun and develop fine motor skills for the little ones.
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Supplies for Pumpkin Yarn Craft
- Marker or pencil
- Parchment paper
- Baking sheet
- Tape (optional)
- Pumpkin template
- Cricut (optional)
- First, download, print and cut your pumpkin template. If you have a cutting machine, find a pumpkin image in the design space then cut.
- Next, place a piece of parchment paper on a baking sheet. You may have to tape the paper down to keep it from moving around.
- Place the pumpkin template on the parchment paper then trace it with a black marker or pencil.
- Pour white liquid glue into a bowl then add a little water and mix it.
- Let your child dip orange yarn pieces into the glue mixture. Make sure it’s fully covered. Use a fork or fingers to squeeze the excess glue off of the yarn.
- Place the orange yarn inside the pumpkin until it is completely filled. Create squiggly designs with the yarn. It will look really cool once it’s dry.
- Repeat steps 5 and 6 for the stem of the pumpkin using green yarn.
- Make sure to place some of the orange yarn at the bottom of the stem to connect them together. Then secure them with extra glue.
- Finally, allow your pumpkin to dry for at least two days. If it’s still warm in your area, place the baking sheet with the pumpkin outside to dry. It may speed up the process. If the pumpkin is not completely dry on the back side, flip it over and place it face down. Let it dry for another day.
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