Monday, October 5, 2009

Crafting with Kids: Pipecleaner Pumpkins

While sitting in the hospital, the last 2 weeks, I came up this. This is a fun easy quick craft that kids can do, or you can do with your kids: Pipecleaner Pumpkins! We think these are pretty cute, and my four-year old really liked them. ☻ Here is a step-by-step in photos:
First you need pipecleaners- 5 orange, one green, and one brown. You also need some scissors.


Using one as your "main" pipecleaner, attach all the others to the middle by wrapping them around right in the middle.
Start like this:
OK so you just make an octopus looking thing- but we aren't done yet ☻
Now it is starting to look more like a carrot...☻
Just get the top ends all nice and even-folding them and wrapping them around each other.
Where the orange is on top is going to be our brown stem.
The green vine/leaf is wrapped just below.
At this point, it really does look like a carrot...until you spread all the sides out:
Cute! This is fun for older kids to do (meaning older than pre-school age), or younger kids (meaning pre-school age) can do this with a little supervision. Pipecleaners are made of wire, so the ends can be sharp, so watch those little fingers!
We made a little mobile out of these and hung it up. It would also make a cute little garland that could be hung in front of a window. Have fun crafting with your little pumpkins!

8 comments:

familywithfivekids said...

Cute pumpkins! So glad to read that you are home.

Sara Adams said...

These are really cute. I went to go make them during craft time today, and only had christmas colored pipecleaner! I will have to try next time. Thanks for the idea!

Kimmy C said...
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sharla@mylittlegems said...

Sure Kimmy- you can link- just let me know where and when you post and thanks :) sharla

Kimmy C said...

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Kimmy C said...

Congratulations! You have been featured on the What are little boys made of? Weekly Round-Up at seven thirty three - - - a creative blog. The mission of the weekly round-up is to bring a source for crafting with and for boys to the blogosphere.

If you would like a nifty featured-on button, please email me at 733blog (at) gmail (dot) com.

Thank you for all of your creative ideas!

MaryAnne said...

LOVE these - very cute!

Kristin said...

This is super cute. I just made this tonight with my daughter, she had a lot of fun making it.