Pumpkin Puzzle Craft

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    As we all prepare for Thanksgiving tomorrow, I am excited about the special time that I will have to spend with my family.  There is just something magical about having those moments to create memories that will last a lifetime.  I plan on taking many photos and capturing every single smile and hug so I can enjoy looking back on them for years to come.

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    Since this is also a long holiday weekend, I am planning a few activities and arts and crafts with my boys to keep them busy.  Both of my sons love doing puzzles so I thought it would be a neat idea to create their own pumpkin puzzle.  It’s a great way to get them to use their creativity and their imaginations.  Also, they can enjoy putting their puzzles up in their room once they finish designing them.

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Pumpkin Puzzle Craft

Material-

Old puzzle pieces
Orange craft paint
Black craft paint
Green craft paint
Elmer’s glue
White paper
Paint brushes

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Directions-

1. Start by painting the back of about 25 puzzle pieces orange
2. Then paint about 6 pieces green, and 5 pieces black then let all pieces dry
3. Once pieces are dry, begin gluing your orange pieces in an oval/pumpkin shape, then fill in your oval with more orange pieces, and layer your remaining orange pieces of top
4. Glue your stem on top of your pumpkin with the green puzzle pieces
5. Now glue on your face with the black pieces, with 2 for eyes, and 3 for the mouth
6. Your pumpkin is complete! And ready to display!

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    I hope that you all enjoy this wonderful time of the year with your families.  These are priceless moments that you will all cherish for the rest of your lives.  Through it, we are reminded of the importance of slowing down a little from our busy lives and stopping to smell the proverbial roses.  From our family to yours, we want to wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving!

Let’s Discuss:  What are some of the activities that you plan on enjoying with your family and children for Thanksgiving?

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Comments

  1. What a cute idea! The girls will have so much fun doing this.

  2. That is definitely a really good idea and should keep kids occupied. I will be picking up my Mom and driving up to a friends house for Thanksgiving. We get together every year and we all look forward to it!

  3. Oh how cute is this? What a really great and fun idea. My kids would love to do this. I adore this!

  4. How fun and easy to do. Great craft to make with the kids. They can get really creative with the shapes and colours.

  5. This is something fun I can do with my girls. It sounds like a fun craft to do on a cold fall day.

  6. This is a cute idea. I pinned it so I can remember for next year.

  7. What a great idea for the kids, great creativity!

  8. Very cute. My kids would love helping me put this together. We could make Christmas trees too.

  9. Now this is actually pretty cool and such creative idea as well. Would love to work on the same, haha!

  10. Such a fun and creative to do, Perfect bonding for my kids. This craft is so cute.

  11. What a fun idea! My kids love making unique crafts like this.

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