It is pumpkin season. Many people think pumpkin season is over after Halloween but it is truly just beginning! I read the other day that the reason people started growing pumpkins is because they could store them in the dry cellars in the winter. How interesting that now many of us just use them for pumpkin pie! Well I wanted to show you one of my easy crafts to make this year with your kiddos. It is the pumpkin tambourine.
Now for this craft you will only need a few supplies which can all be found on my essential craft supplies post here! Well besides the noise maker part, unless you use googly eyes. Ha!
What you need:
Orange Paint ( I will tell you my tip later!)
Dried Corn, Rice or Dried beans (noise makers)
- First you will paint the paper plates. Now I did not have orange paint with me. But I remembered this little trick that a teacher taught me once. Are you ready? It is going to blow your finger painting minds!
Use 2 Tablespoons of Flour in a bowl. Add a tablespoon of water mixing it each time until it has a gravy texture. Add the food coloring for desired color. You now have paint! I mean WAY cool right? Plus super safe, so let the finger painting commence???
2. After the plates dry. Hot glue only half of the plates together so that you have a hole to put in the noise makers.
3. Scoop in the rice, beans or corn. I used corn because it is bigger than rice and that is what was in my pantry. Plus I had a TON of corn.
4. When it is filled enough (depends on desired noise factor) hot glue the other side shut.
5. Shake Shake Shake the wiggles out with your pumpkin tambourine.
PS. We added a stem and vine leaf but you do not have to, we just wanted ours extra pretty.
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