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In Kindergarten Doodles had to do a pumpkin book project. Basically the kids were tasked with decorating a pumpkin as a character from a favorite book. So Doodles choose to do Pig from the book If You Give A Pig A Party as it is one of her favorites.
If You Give A Pig A Party Book Pumpkin is a fun kid-made craft to make a Pig inspired pumpkin for a pumpkin book project.
If You Give A Pig A Party Book Pumpkin
- Craft Pumpkin (we used a white one from Micheal’s)
- Craft paint in pink
- Paint brush
- Craft foam in pink, white, grey, and black
- Wooden craft sticks
- Party hat
- Party horn
- Old sheet, newspaper, or plastic tablecloth to protect your work surface
- Hot glue gun and glue sticks
- Use the pink craft paint to paint the pumpkin pink.
- On the pink foam cut out 4 large triangles, 1 large oval, 4 medium circles.
- Next on the white foam cut out 2 medium triangles and 2 medium circles (a wee bit smaller than the pink circles).
- Then on the grey foam cut out 2 small circles.
- Finally on the black foam cut out 2 small circles and 2 tiny circles.
- An adult needs to do this part. Cut two slits on the side of the pumpkin near the top.
- An adult needs to do this part. Cut a small hole in the bottom third of the pumpkin that will be the front of your pig.
- Then cut about a 1/4 off of two wooden craft sticks.
- Start assembling the ears. Firstly at the other end of the wooden craft stick assemble the ears by gluing one large triangle to the back and front of the wooden craft stick. Then on the front of the wooden craft stick glue the medium white triangle at the bottom. Repeat on the other wooden craft stick.
- While the ears dry, assemble the eyes by gluing the tiny black circle onto the small gray circle. Then glue the grey circle to the medium white circle. Finally glue the white circle to the medium pink circle. Repeat on second set.
- While the eyes dry, assemble the nose by gluing the small black circle onto the medium pink circle. Then glue the pink circles to the pink oval. Allow to dry.
- Heat up the hot glue gun.
- Squeeze a line of hot glue over the silts on the side of the pumpkin.
- Carefully insert the cut end of the wooded craft stick into the silt. Allow to dry.
- Then place a dap of hot glue on the back of the medium pink circles and attach to the front of the pumpkin. Allow to dry.
- Trace the back of the oval with hot glue and attach to the front of the pumpkin below the eyes but above the small hole. Allow to dry.
- Then run hot glue along the inside on the small hole and carefully insert the party horn into it. Also Run a thin line of hot glue around the outside of the party horn. Allow to dry.
- Place the party hat on top of the stem of the pumpkin. Stretch the elastic cord around the pumpkin. Also run a line of hot glue around the base of the party hat to secure it. Allow to dry.
- Finally after the pig pumpkin has dried use a Sharpie to write your name on the bottom if taking to school.
Doodles loved decorating her Pig Pumpkin. She also enjoyed showing it to her class and sharing her book. However We all enjoyed using it in our Halloween decorating and plan on keeping it for future use.
What book pumpkin has your child made?
Have a great day!
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