My 9-year-old daughter came home with the most adorable craft last week. She made the cutest 2x4 pumpkins with her activity days group. I just had to share them with you all!
I tried to find the craft online to give credit to a blogger, but variations of 2x4 pumpkins are all over the web. Thanks to my friend Angie for this cute variation.
Here's what you need to make this fun Fall craft:
- Orange and green paint
- Hot glue and glue gun
- Miter box and saw
- 2x4 wood scraps
- ¾" wooden dowel
- Sand 2x4 scraps to smooth rough edges. Round corners if desired.
- Using miter box and saw, cut dowel into pieces at an angle to create the bent stem.
- Paint the "pumpkins" and "stems" and allow to dry.
- Using hot glue, attach the stem to the top of the pumpkin.
- Dress up the pumpkin by tying coordinating ribbon and raffia around the stem.
Done! Easy, peasy!
If you want more of a Halloween feel to your 2x4 pumpkins, go ahead and stencil or paint on Jack-0-lantern faces. I like the plain pumpkins best because they work for decorations for October and November. (I'm all about decorations that last!)
Thanks for stopping by! Check out more pumpkin crafts by clicking on the images below.