I have always loved putting out fun holiday activities and books etc. for the kids during the month of the next coming holiday. Years ago I made these felt pumpkins for the girls when my oldest was in kindergarten and my youngest was two. Wow how time flies! The other day I realized that I was missing some of the black face pieces so it was time to update. That’s what happens when boys come into the mix! The kids love being able to mix and match the pumpkins and create their own faces. They are perfect for that preschool and kindergarten age…..even though my 7 year old will still sit down with them every once in a while!
This is such a simple and inexpensive little craft and the beauty of it is that it can be used year after year! I just picked up some small pieces of felt, they are sold individually in about an 8 x 10 size, in orange, green, and black from a store like JoAnn or Michaels. One black and one green was plenty, and the number of orange you buy will depend on how many pumpkins you want to make. I made four pumpkins total so I just picked up two pieces of orange felt. I was able to fit two pumpkins per sheet. Now I am no artist by any means, but first I just drew out the template for the pumpkins and stems free hand with a pencil on a piece of paper. That way I could erase and change my lines as many times as needed to get it just right. Then I cut out my templates and traced around those with pen on the felt. When cutting out the felt use really sharp scissors like sewing scissors, and I made sure to cut just on the inside of the template line so the lines did not show on my pumpkins. For the black you can just be as creative as you want with the face pieces.
And for old times sake……