Easy Kids Pumpkin Decorating with Mr. Pumpkin Head
Last Fall Sawyer and Priscilla were just two and four years old. And this tired (and pregnant) mama was looking for some EASY, last minute pumpkin decorating activities. So instead of making a carving or painting mess, I gave the kids some Mr. Potato Head parts to push into their pumpkins. They had so much fun playing with “Mr. Pumpkin Head!”
Lauren from Tutus and Tea Parties had a similar idea for her little ones. (Great mama’s think alike!) But I love how she uses a foam pumpkin, so it can be used over and over again. And she’s so creative she used golf tees to make her own parts, too! Check it out…
DIY Mr. Pumpkin Head Toy
What you will need:
-Foam pumpkin (we got ours in the dollar section of Target – I think it was $2)
What to do:
If you are making your own pieces, you will need to cut out lip, nose, eye shapes out of card stock and glue to the golf tee.
Before handing it off to your toddler you will need to make the holes in the pumpkin using a golf tee or Mr. Potato Head piece.
Leave it out and let your toddler have at it! It’s fun to switch it up by using a real pumpkin for October. My little one kept saying how silly it was!
Have fun with your Mr. Pumpkin Head!
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Lauren is a mommy to a very energetic 3 year old girl. She blogs over at Tutus & Tea Parties about activities/crafts for kids, as well as tutorials for adults.
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