Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Paper Plate Pumpkin Shaker Craft


My youngest two wanted a craft to do, yesterday. So, I turned to a Kaboose stand-by craft (at least I think it was Kaboose, I can't find it now).

I know the one I saw, involved painting a couple of paper plates orange, and then stapling them together, with a paper stem between them, and lacing bells around the outside.

I had paper bowls, instead of plates, and more orange tissue paper, than paint, so I had the girls paint their bowls with watered down glue, and then stick the tissue paper on, to cover the bottom sides of the bowls.



Once, they had dried, for the most part, we glued on stems, I had pre-cut, from construction paper (one stem per pumpkin).


The girls added a handful of pumpkin seeds (we didn't have any bells on hand, either).


I stapled them together.


And, the girls were ready to join the pumpkin percussion section of the fall orchestra - now if we could just conquer the pumpkin vine flute, we could really make some music.


It's great to be a homeschooler.

13 comments:

Wonder Mom said...

OK-seriously-pumpkin seeds make SO MUCH MORE SENSE for a PUMPKIN shaker! Love it!

(P.S. I am SO GLAD you "are in" for Bible Alive! Tuesday- I was crossing my fingers you would participate, because I ALWAYS get so many great ideas from your blog. Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU!)

Debbie said...

This is such a cute idea. The girls look so proud of their pumpkins shakers.

Christy said...

The last picture is so sweet.

Pumpkin seeds are perfect for these shakers!

Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog said...

This is great!!! I love how you used pumpkin seeds inside! You're brilliant!

maryanne @ mama smiles said...

This is super cute! I especially love the use of pumpkin seeds =)

Raising a Happy Child said...

I really like how your shakers turned out - so very festive. I am sure the girls will have a lot of fun playing with it.

Phyllis said...

I like this a lot. I especially liked the changes you made to it, like the pumpkin seeds inside. I love it!

Ticia said...

I love that you just went with what's on hand

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

Oh how cute! Thanks so much for the great idea, I'll be linking.

(V.Kerr) School Time Adventures said...

What a creative idea! I love that you used the seeds!

Jackie H. said...

I bet the bowls made them more pumpkin shaped anyway!

Mom of Two said...

Thanks for the idea. We used it and made our own.
http://makesthree.blogspot.com/2010/10/halloween-crafts.html

Carolina said...

I think I remember making something like this when I was a kid... but I don't think we were smart enough to use pumpkin seeds... great idea!

I linked to you at Pumpkin Week:
http://www.alwaysexpectmoore.com/2010/10/pumpkin-week-daily-dozen_04.html