Autumn is in full swing and you know that means an excuse to do crafts – to be honest any excuse will do!
In April we made decorative Easter Eggs out of honeycomb board. The kids had such a great time making these. They were made from recycled materials and made little mess. We couldn’t resist making pumpkins for Autumn and Halloween.
- Honeycomb board
- Seperated corrugated cardboard – cardboard box which has been peeled
- Construction paper / magazines / newspaper / paper for recycling
- Garbage bag twisites
- Sticky tape
- Green marker (or any one you choose)
- Draw a pumpkin shape on one side of the honeycomb board
- Cut out the shape
- Peel paper off one side of the shape
- Tear small pieces of construction paper (or magazines, newspaper etc)
- Crumple the small pieces of paper and place in the holes of the honeycomb board
- Cut a strip of corrugated cardboard (wide and long enough to go around the pumpkin shape, we used one strip for the pumpkin and a smaller one for the stem)
- Glue the corrugated strip and place around the pumpkin shape, add some sticky tape to help secure it to the shape)
- Take two a garbage bag twisties and colour it green (or any colour you wish)
- Tie one garbage tie strip around the stem of the pumpkin
- Twirl and attach the second garbage tie
Both boys (and I) really enjoyed making these pumpkins. Most of the materials were used were recycled. Clean up was pretty easy as it all went into the recycling box. It also gave the boys an opportunity to be creative with the colours they chose. Carson chose to make a purple pumpkin and Owen added black construction paper to make a Halloween pumpkin face.
We would love to know if you make your own honeycomb pumpkins. Take a photo and let us know in comments / Instagram @bright.blue.ballon / email firstname.lastname@example.org
Happy crafting x