Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Craft of the Week: Turning Paper Scraps into Pumpkins

Due to my current coupon fanaticism, I'm constantly on the lookout for printable coupons. But clipping printable coupons creates a lot of odd sized paper scraps, which can get strewn about en route to their recycling destination.

This week we made use of those awkward pieces by coloring some with orange crayons, cutting them into strips, and creating a paper pumpkin. My daughter and I were delighted with the simple process and colorful results.

Paper Pumpkin Materials List:

  • Paper towel tube
  • Paper scraps (at least 8'' long)
  • Orange and green crayons
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick

Where to Find Directions:

The project idea was from the folks at Crayola. Visit this page for step-by-step instructions.

For other craft and home project ideas, head to DIY Day for inspiration.


Sparta Savings said...

I just love this idea!! I am looking for cheap activities to do with my kindergartener! Thanks

Jhona O. said...

I too love this idea and am looking forward to doing this with my kiddos this week!!

I gave you a blog award. Thanks for encouraging me to simplify. Simple is beautiful! I am looking forward to learning more from you!