Easy Halloween craft for small kids
* Orange Felt
* Black Felt
* White and green or yellow felt (optional - can always skip the teeth and make nose black)
* Card stock template for pumpkin shape, his mouth and nose - see links below
(can use a file folder instead of card stock; if you can draw or cut freehand, the template isn't needed)
Note: if you're doing this project with a younger child, you might want to have all the felt pieces cut and ready to go.
If you decide to use the template, cut out the template first and then attach it to the felt and cut around it. (You can hold the template onto the felt with your hand or pin or tape it to the felt).
If you don't need the template, draw a pumpkin onto the orange felt and cut it out.
Cut triangles for the eyes (can do so for the nose as well) on the black felt. If you are a little more artistic, you can make the eyes round or oval.
Draw the mouth on the black felt and cut it out.
If you want to make teeth, simply cut rectangles of varying sizes out of the white felt.
Now your child can glue the features to the pumpkin and add teeth to the mouth if they choose. If you have a felt board, you can attach a small piece of velcro to attach the pumpkin.
I didn't buy enough pumpkins to try this yet, but this looks like a pretty neat idea from Martha Stewart.
If anyone does give this project a try, we'd love to hear from you.
Martha Stewart's site has Halloween Central, with tons of other craft ideas includin
Sandra K. Lee is a freelance writer and stay-at-home mom with a 8-year-old princess & a 4-year-old superhero in Middlesex County, New Jersey.