Monday, October 18, 2010

Makin' It Monday-Patchwork Pumpkins

First of all, I didn't make these, my kiddos did!! 

On Monday's my MIL (mother-in-law) watches all 5 of the grandkids.  Today they got to decorate these cute patchwork pumpkins!
(by Mr. E)

The grandkids are 7, 4 1/2, 4, almost 2, and almost 1.  The three older kids decorated these pumpkins on their own, and the little two had a lot, if not entirely, of help. 

(by Miss C)
The process is really easy.  Take some colorful (preferably fall colors) tissue paper and cut it into squares.  Next, using a paint brush cover sections of your pumpkin with glue.  Then stick on the tissue paper in random ways.  Cover the tissue paper with another layer of glue.  Let dry, or if in a hurry use a hair dryer.  The kids put a layer of glitter glue on top of the regular glue to add a little extra flair.  They used regular Elmer's glue, but of course Mod Podge would work just fine too! 

Here is Mr. E and Miss C with their patchwork pumpkins (or punkins and Mr. E calls them.  Maybe one day he will grow out of his hick accent :) 

Happy Crafting!!

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