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This simple Halloween craft will leave children feeling very successful upon completing it.   Materials:   Fabric 22" square, solid orange or calico Green felt 5" x 2 1/2" Craft paper 3" x
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Toilet Paper Pumpkin Craft

posted at 10/14/2010 10:32 AM EDT
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First: 10/7/2010
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This simple Halloween craft will leave children feeling very successful upon completing it.

 Materials: Fabric 22" square, solid orange or calico Green felt 5" x 2 1/2" Craft paper 3" x 6" * 1 Green pipecleaner Glue stick Roll of toilet paper; the full roll not just the tube Pencil or round chopstick * If you don't have craft paper, use a paper bag 1) Lay a 22" square of orange fabric right side down on you work surface.
2) Place a full roll of toilet paper in the center of your fabric square.
 3) Working your way all the way around the toilet paper, neatly tuck the fabric into the center of the toilet paper roll. 4) Cut a 3" x 6" piece of craft paper.  Starting at one of the 3" ends, roll the paper to form a tube which will be you stem.  Run a glue stick across the other 3" end before you finish rolling the craft paper to secure it in place. 5) Using the leaf pattern provided, trace and cut out one leaf from green felt. 6) Lay the stem on top of the leaf.  Securely wrap one end of the green pipecleaner around both the stem and the leaf.  Curl the other end of the pipecleaner by wrapping it around either a pencil or chopstick, then slide the chopstick/pencil out.

Note:  I did not glue my fabric in place but if your pumpkin is going to be handled frequently you may want to glue the fabric as you tuck it into the center of your toilet paper roll.  I would use tacky glue for this.

 

 

Optional:  For a more rounded pumpkin, use an empty toilet paper roll and some polyester fiberfill in place of the full roll of toilet paper.  To make your pumpkin this way, follow the steps above except substitute the empty roll of toilet paper for the full roll and simply place Fiberfill all around the empty tube until you achieve the desired fullness.

Re: Toilet Paper Pumpkin Craft

posted at 10/15/2010 7:42 PM EDT
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Oh, Kathy --  Thank You!  I'm always searching for good craft idea for "my"  kids at church.  This is great.

Re: Toilet Paper Pumpkin Craft

posted at 12/2/2010 9:12 AM EST
Posts: 528
First: 10/6/2010
Last: 6/11/2011
very cute, sorry I missed this in October. Wonder if I can do a Christmas snow man with 3 of these?

Re: Toilet Paper Pumpkin Craft

posted at 12/4/2010 2:31 PM EST
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First: 3/21/2009
Last: 3/17/2012
Nice, I will try next Halloween.

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