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.
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
- styrofoam ball – We used 5 inch
- model magic orange
- model magic black
- plastic or butter knife
- green pipe cleaners
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.
Next, we rolled out fully cover balls around on the table to even out some of the model magic.
We added a little extra model magic on the bottom of our pumpkins to help them stand up easier.
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.
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.
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.
Here is a look at our finished pumpkins:
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