Friday, October 30, 2015

Pumpkin Necklace

I had the children make 2 quick pumpkin necklaces.  Both are very quick!  I try really hard to find supplies I already have on hand (which frankly, is too much) and buy very little.  You'd be surprised what you can come up with if you just look around your cabinets.  It's even easier if you're only looking for one or two children, not a whole classroom supply! :)

Marshmallow Pumpkin Necklace #1

Materials: Craft Marshmallows (I found these in our shed, but I've seen them at craft stores and Amazon)
Hot Glue

Paint and let it dry. Usually doesn't take more than a few hours.  If you are in a rush and are able, put it out in the sun!

After it dries use something with a firm point to make a hole near the top.  I used a nail.  Put a dot of hot glue inside and push your string (open sides) into the hole.  Then put a bit more hot glue on top and put a bead on top to secure. I also tied a knot, but I'm sure it's not necessary.  

You can leave it as is or draw a jack o lantern face.  This is a picture of my son (hubby sent this to me while I was at work) proudly wearing his!

Spool Pumpkin Necklace #2

Paint or Construction Paper
Hot Glue

Depending on your spool you can either paint it (if it's a plastic spool use acrylic paint) or wrap it with construction paper.

When you are ready to string it tie a large knot in the yarn and then hot glue it to the middle of the spool.  See the top?  Or you could pull it all the way through to the bottom.

Again, leave it as is or draw a face!

Have a safe and Happy Halloween!

Need more Halloween Ideas?  Check these out!

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