My Favorite Fall Kids Craft EVER

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This has to be the cutest idea ever. I had two kids do this craft in preschool and all the parents were nuts about it. The only problem is that you can’t keep it since it is all organic material, but the pictures of them will last forever.

Each child received a small pumpkin and they had all sorts of food, ribbon and material to decorate with but mostly food. Each child got to pick out what they wanted to use for eyes, a nose, mouth, ears and hair if they wanted. Then the teacher attached them to the pumpkin for the children with corsage pins.

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This is a great idea to do at home and then use as your halloween table decoration!

Decorating with Glitter Pumpkins

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Pumpkins are so much fun! I have tried so many things with them to make them fancier than the typical orange pumpkin sitting on the table. Several years ago I saw this on Martha Stewart’s website and I decided to try it.

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To date it is my favorite pumpkin idea ever. The last two years I painted my pumpkins white, which I still like, but the glitter pumpkin is fabulous.

This year, I think I will combine the two. Some white some all glittery and I think I will look for a silvery glitter. Last time I used an orangish-gold color.

It was really easy and fun to make these glitter pumpkins.

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You will need: pumpkin any size, spray glue, fine glitter.

1. Put down newspaper or a box top. Something that can catch the glitter that falls off.

2. Spray a small area of the pumpkin with the spray glue. Be sure not to spray too long in one area so you get drips. Those will show up as clumps of glitter. You want to get the glue on as evenly as possible.

3. Sprinkle on the glitter. Lots of it will fall off, but you can reuse it.

4. Repeat until the entire pumpkin is done.

So simple!

The glitter comes in many different colors at your local craft store. I used the super fine variety which I thought gave it a very classy look.

Have fun, and please comment with your pumpkin ideas!