Fun to Make Model Magic Pumpkins

We have always loved the book the 5 Little Pumpkins. We have been having a themed week with it. It is always fun to read this book and just have fun laughing and enjoying the season.

My girls have always liked being creative with crafts. I do let them pick a lot of the crafts we do. I just tell them to use what we have. We took some materials we already had and made these Model Magic Pumpkins.

Fun to Make Model Magic Pumpkins - fun hands-on craft to make for the book 5 Little Pumpkins - 3Dinosaurs.com

We have two books we love with the 5 pumpkins stories. One is Five Little Pumpkins and the other is Pete the Cat: Five Little Pumpkins. We recently did a 5 Pumpkins Watercolor that we had tons of fun with.

We decided to change up what we were doing and make pumpkins with model magic like we did with the planets.

What you need for this activity

Fun to Make Model Magic Pumpkins - fun hands-on craft to make for the book 5 Little Pumpkins - 3Dinosaurs.com

How to Make the Model Magic Pumpkins

The first thing we did was press and push the orangemodel magic onto the foam ball. This is great for fine motor work! Kids have fun pushing and moving the model magic around.

Fun to Make Model Magic Pumpkins - fun hands-on craft to make for the book 5 Little Pumpkins - 3Dinosaurs.com

Next, we rolled out fully cover balls around on the table to even out some of the model magic.

Fun to Make Model Magic Pumpkins - fun hands-on craft to make for the book 5 Little Pumpkins - 3Dinosaurs.com

We added a little extra model magic on the bottom of our pumpkins to help them stand up easier.

Fun to Make Model Magic Pumpkins - fun hands-on craft to make for the book 5 Little Pumpkins - 3Dinosaurs.com

We added some character to our orange balls. We pushed in some lines on the ball to make it more like a pumpkin. We used plastic knives for this.

Fun to Make Model Magic Pumpkins - fun hands-on craft to make for the book 5 Little Pumpkins - 3Dinosaurs.com

Then we cut out the faces for our pumpkins. We used the black model magic for the face. You could use yellow for this as well. It was fun to see the faces come together on the pumpkins.

Fun to Make Model Magic Pumpkins - fun hands-on craft to make for the book 5 Little Pumpkins - 3Dinosaurs.com

Our final step was making the green stem for the pumpkin. We cut one of the pipe cleaners in half. Then folded it in half and then folded it again. Then we pushed it into the top of the pumpkin. We then took a second pipe cleaner and wrapped it around our finger. We then placed it on the first pipe cleaner we put into our pumpkin.

Fun to Make Model Magic Pumpkins - fun hands-on craft to make for the book 5 Little Pumpkins - 3Dinosaurs.com

Here is a look at our finished pumpkins:

Fun to Make Model Magic Pumpkins - fun hands-on craft to make for the book 5 Little Pumpkins - 3Dinosaurs.com

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Cassie is a mom of three stomping, romping, and roaring girls. She blogs about fun art and craft activities and printables she makes. She includes the odd review of products every now and then. She also blogs about the places that she has taken the girls called trip reviews. She has a few free printable pack for kids ages 2 to 8 and always adding more. She loves to get comments and feedback and always looking for new things to try or do with her girls.
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