Little face loved this inexpensive felt pumpkin face craft idea we made last week. I wanted to think big for this pumpkin face craft idea. I never use a pattern, to keep it simple. Anyone really can make this easy learning pumpkin face craft. This is a fun and easy way to learn shapes for this Halloween craft.
Materials for felt Pumpkin Face Craft:
1 yard of Orange felt
1/2 yard of Black felt
How to Make a Felt Pumpkin Face Craft:
1. Start with at least a yard of orange felt. Then cut about 1 1/2 feet of string or yarn. Fold fabric in half then in half again. You should have a square. At the tip where the fabric is folded together is the true middle of the fabric. Open the fabric back up once again, to where it is only folded in half. Hold one end of the string at the crease and a pen at the other end to draw a half circle on the fabric. Now cut it out and Boom you have a circle. (Tip: this is how you make a circle skirt too!)
2. Now fold about 3-4 inches up from the bottom of the circle and cut off the piece. Do this for the top too. Keep the orange pieces just cut for the next step. Now this orange circle is starting to look like a pumpkin. Who knew it was this easy?
3. Using the black felt cut out eyes and mouths. I used the lids of storage containers to make the squares and I used some small bowls to trace circles. I folded the squares to make the triangles. Tip: Use chalk to trace on the black felt to make it easier to see.
4. To make the perfect mouth. Use the piece of orange cut from the bottom or the top of the orange you previously cut, for a guide. Take the shapes just cut out and make a pattern for the teeth and cut out.
5. Let your toddler play making different Jack-O-Lantern faces with the different felt shapes.
A few play ideas to do with the pumpkin. Place the shapes in a pile triangles, squares and circles. Then ask you toddler to make a circle face pumpkin. And ask them to make different faces using the same shapes. Now to mix it up a bit ask them to make a pumpkin with square eyes, triangle nose and circle teeth. Or you can just let them play and they can come up with the alien pumpkin like my little face did! All the kids enjoy changing the pumpkin face around every day, even the 6th graders. They have come up with some interesting pumpkin faces I would never have thought of making.
This easy Halloween decoration reminded me of the felt homemade Christmas tree I made last year.
How do you decorate for Halloween?