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Crafty Halloween pumpkins

We still have a plethora of toilet rolls in our recycling drawer so I thought it was about time we used them. Halloween is fast approaching so what better than a Halloween pumpkin. Yes, it is possible!

First of all my 3 year old painted a couple of toilet rolls with orange paint.

painting with a toddler

We left them to dry and I cut out leaves from coloured paper. We used our fab Ralph the Dog to stick the leaves to the tube. Ralph is the new fun Scotch Magic Tape Dispenser Dog from Scotch 3M. My son loves using sticky tape and this is a great way for him to use it without the worry of him using scissors. It’s also rather cute.

Scotch Magic Tape Dispenser Dog

When the paint was dry I drew a face on the tube with a permanent marker whilst the toddler added some googly eyes (specially bought from our latest trip to Hobbycraft). We found our previous googly eyes needed gluing and constantly fell off so fingers crossed these sticky ones are an improvement. The toddler loves his pumpkins, although I can’t help thinking of carrots when I see them!

toilet roll pumpkins

 

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    Evette Garside
    September 16, 2013 at 10:10 pm

    I haven’t started anything for Halloween yet but have a few ideas. It has come around way too fast and only 100 days to Christmas too x
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    Zoe
    September 17, 2013 at 5:13 pm

    This is very inspiring and very organised! Halloween already – will be bookmarking this for later on…:)

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    Mum of One
    September 19, 2013 at 10:24 pm

    So so cute! I will definitely try this with the boy. Thanks so much for linking up with Monday Parenting Pin It Party. Have pinned 🙂

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    creativejewishmom/sara
    September 19, 2013 at 11:36 pm

    Adorable! And really they could be apples as well, or painted any color for the fruit of your choice. Thanks for sharing on craft schooling Sunday!
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    Helen Neale
    September 21, 2013 at 11:00 pm

    My kids and I love Halloween as it means we have a change to do uber cute things like this! My daughter will love this activity. Thanks so much for linking up to the Parenting Pin it Party this week – she’ll be chuffed to bits! 😉

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    September 23, 2013 at 8:14 am

    We have featured these over at todays pin it party. Feel free to grab the pinners badge if you would like to 🙂
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