Kids Craft: Pumpkin Snowman

It’s Amy from Amy’s Craft Bucket again–hello!

Many of you may find yourselves snuggling around a crackling fireplace gently nursing a warm cup of hot chocolate. Maybe your drapes are drawn open and you can see gentle white snowflakes undulating through the air until the finally join the thick blanket of snow that makes up the landscape of your winter wonderland.

 That would not be the case for me.
Until last week, we were still enjoying weather in the 70 degree range. Quite lovely weather really. Though it hardly makes one feel like Christmas is coming.  Since we Southern Nevadans are lacking in the snow department, my kids and I made this cute pumpkin snowman!
I would be delighted to tell all of you Honeybear Lane readers how to make this super easy pumpkin snowman out of your leftover Halloween and Thanksgiving Pumpkins.
You will need:
  • Three pumpkins (compatible snowman sizes)
  • White paint
  • Black felt
  • Orange felt
  • Hot glue
  • Two sticks for the arms
  • Scarf
  • Paint brushes
  • Scissors
 This really is quite simple. The most difficult part is making sure your pumpkins sit on top of each other without falling.  I set my four kiddos to work painting three orange pumpkins white. They did a really splotchy job, but they had a great time.
Next we cut out shapes out of felt. Two larger sized circles for the eyes, a triangle for the nose out of orange, and 4 smaller size circles for the mouth. I hot glued these items on for the kids.  I sent them out to the yard to find sticks for the hands. I had to start a small hole in the pumpkin with a knife, then I jammed the sticks inside the hole.
Lastly, we tied on a little orange scarf and viola!  We may not have snow, but now we have a snowman!  Merry Christmas Honeybear Lane!

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Comments

  1. I saw your post and looked over at the corner of my living room and saw 2 gourds and a big pumpkin sitting on the floor. Think it is time to call it a day with them and throw them out. At least you were able to make a snowman. Great project for the kids. I’m freezing here in PA. Enjoy that warm weather. I wish I was. Have a great holiday.

    jessica

    • Jessica, thank you so much for your comment! For years I had pumpkins and gourds laying around the house long after Halloween and Thanksgiving! I was happy to finally find away to extend their lives further! Sat warm in PA! You have a great holiday as well!

  2. That’s so cute!! I bet my kids would have a great time making one.

  3. that’s super resourceful! I’m such a fan of white pumpkins to begin with, so getting to use them into Christmas is awesome, and so cute!

  4. I love this idea! I always feel bad tossing my pumpkins at the end of fall decor season when they still have some life left in them!

  5. So cute, Amy! I live in Southern Nevada as well, and it has been so hot here!… what a fun way to get some festive “snow”! :)

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