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Thursday, November 01, 2018

Pom-Pom Pumpkin

Happy fall! We haven't quite gotten around to carving pumpkins yet, but this fun (and super colorful) craft is holding us over until we do! 

 

I found these pumpkins in the dollar aisle at Target (which is why I always, always take a look there when I'm shopping). They're made of foam and paper, so they're very light...and not breakable!

I had the kids paint them with white paint so that the pom-poms would really pop. Put down a long sheet of craft paper so that you don't have to worry about where the paint does or doesn't end up! :)

After they dried, it was time to glue on the pom-poms. They picked neon and classic colors for a fun variety:

Since using the hot glue gun was a job for a grown-up, I let them "art direct" by picking the next color and telling me where to put it. :)

I loved how these turned out! They were supposed to go in their rooms originally, but they've been carrying them all over the house, and I don't think they're going to stop ;). Such a fun twist on fall decorations!

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