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Easy button pumpkin craft

Easy button pumpkin craft - the gingerbread house

I spotted pumpkins during the weekly shop and my children were really curious about them so we bought one. It has taken pride of place in the dining room and we’ve been inspired to craft our own pumpkins with buttons.

Materials required for an easy button pumpkin craft:
orange and black paint
orange buttons
glue stick

How to make an easy button pumpkin:

First draw a pumpkin shape on a piece of paper and paint. As you can see Little Sis went a little crazy with the paint on her first attempt.

IMG_6916We set our pumpkin paintings aside and left them to dry. Then we set out our equipment for decorating our pumpkins – a glue stick and selection of orange buttons.

IMG_6915Little Sis got to work, first sorting and looking at all the buttons. She made a funny face before deciding to cover the whole pumpkin with glue.

IMG_6918Then she added as many buttons as she could. We talked about the different sizes and where we could stick the buttons but she was really happy to play around. I left her to go and make a drink and by the time I came back she had used all of the buttons up.

Then she finished off her collage with some of her special ‘writing’. Her brother can write his name so she wrote her name, and mine, and her brothers and everyone’s.



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    Mummy's Blog
    October 4, 2014 at 10:38 pm

    What a great idea! I love this, so simple x

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    Karen Bell
    October 6, 2014 at 11:23 am

    A lovely craft idea. Looks like fun and is very simple to do. Love her ‘writing’ 🙂

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      October 6, 2014 at 12:25 pm

      She wants to be just like her older brother 🙂

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    Grace @ Eats Amazing
    October 6, 2014 at 1:31 pm

    Awww, looks like she had so much fun! Love this, simple but effective, and anything that uses buttons = instant cute in my eyes!

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    Mum of One
    October 9, 2014 at 8:29 pm

    Oh I LOVE this craft and she looks so happy with her painting LOL. Thanks so much for sharing with the #pinitparty. Have pinned 🙂

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    Kate Thompson
    October 9, 2014 at 8:52 pm

    Great idea – nice and simple but very effective! #pinitparty

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