Pumpkin Bowl Picture

These pumpkins have handprint leaves - a fantastic Halloween or Thanksgiving project to do at home with your preschooler or in a preschool classroom. It incorporates both sensory and fine motor elements: making hand prints, scrunching up paper bags, and cutting and gluing yarn.

Pumpkin Bowl Picture

Project Info

Difficulty Easy
Duration 15-30 minutes
Age 3+
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Materials

  • Blue Card
  • Brown Paper Lunch Bag
  • Paint (Orange, Green)
  • Paper Bowl
  • White Glue
  • White Paper
  • Yellow Yarn

Instructions

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  • Step 9

  1. Paint the underside of the bowl orange
  2. Paint one face of the paper bag green
  3. Make small cuts into the rim of the paper bowl, about 0.5" apart, and fold inwards
  4. Cut a small triangle (with approx 2" sides) out of the edge of the bowl.
  5. Fold the paper bag in half and twist, leaving the ends untwisted. Push into the triangle that you cut from the bowl so that the untwisted ends are inside the bowl, secure with tape. See image
  6. Cut a variety of lengths of yellow yarn.
  7. Paint the bottom of the blue card with glue. And sprinkle the yarn pieces over (to form straw on which to place the pumpkin).
  8. Put glue on the folded rim of the pumpkin bowl. Now place in position on the blue card. Place an object on top of the bowl to hold in place until the glue dries.
  9. Finally, make two green hand prints, and cut out. Glue these to the base of the paper bag "stem" of your pumpkin.

Tips

  1. You could use shredded yellow paper instead of yellow yarn to form the straw (or real straw!).

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Useful supplies

- our picks from Amazon for this project:
Crayola Artista II Washable Liquid Tempera Paint, Set of 12, 16oz , Assorted Colors (54-8216)
Crayola Artista II Washable Liquid Tempera Paint
World Centric Compostable 11-1/2-Ounce Bagasse Bowl, 20-Piece
World Centric Compostable 11-1/2-Ounce Bagasse Bowl
AJM Brown Paper Lunch Bags 40 Count
AJM Brown Paper Lunch Bags 40 Count
Lion Brand Yarn (1 Skein Hometown Bulky, Pittsburgh Yellow Yarn, 1-Pack
Lion Brand Yarn

Related Books

- our picks from Amazon for this project:
The Night Before Halloween
The Night Before Halloween
The Spooky Wheels on the Bus
The Spooky Wheels on the Bus
Room on the Broom
Room on the Broom
Big Pumpkin
Big Pumpkin
Pumpkin Soup: A Picture Book
Pumpkin Soup: A Picture Book

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