Mini Monets and Mommies: Pumpkin Suncatcher Halloween Kids' Craft

Monday, October 5, 2015

Pumpkin Suncatcher Halloween Kids' Craft

Halloween is coming up! Unless, of course, you go by the store display schedule. In that case, it’s been fall since somewhere in July. If you’re just starting to get around to dressing up your home for any autumn festivities (I haven’t even really begun yet either), these Halloween pumpkin kids’ crafts are perfect.

Halloween art


These are super-simple to make and teach the kids a lesson or two. Not only are the kiddos getting artsy, but they are learning about math (shapes and the fractions) and science. You can hang the finished product on the windows and watch the sun shine in through the pumpkin’s eyes, nose and mouth. Use this as an opportunity to explore the science of the light. Ask your child why the light comes through the cut out shapes, but not through the rest of the jack o’lantern. You can also use a flashlight (if you don’t want to hang the art on a window) to explore and experiment.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

·        Black craft foam

·        Scissors

·        Orange acetate – Or you can use clear orange folder dividers.

·        Double-sided tape

·        A white crayon or chalk

Here’s What to Do:

1.     Fold the craft foam in half.

2.     Starting at the fold, draw a semi-circle. Ask your child what she thinks will happen when you unfold the foam.

3.     Add half of a square at the top to make a stem.

4.     Cut around the drawing.

5.     Unfold the foam to see what happens.
 
Pumpkin art


6.     Re-fold the pumpkin. Again, starting at the fold cut half of a triangle for the nose and half of a semi-circle (or smile) to make the mouth.

7.     Unfold the pumpkin again.

8.     Cut two circle or triangle shaped eyes at the top.
 
Fall art

9.     Turn the pumpkin over onto its back.

10.  Cut the acetate into a circle that is slightly smaller than the pumpkin shape.
 
Sun-catcher craft

11.   Place the tape on the craft foam. Stick the acetate on top.

12.  Hang the Halloween craft on the window!

Pumpkin window cling
 

Are you looking for more kids’ fall crafts? Check out our:

Glitter pumpkins
No-carve pumpkin

Leaf wreath

Kids' painting

Fizzing fall paint
Autumn art

AND... Follow my Pinterest board for ideas!
Follow Mini Monets and Mommies's board Fall Activities for Kids on Pinterest.

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