Sunday, October 23, 2011

Crafting with my kids: Pumpkin Activities

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This weekend, my husband took Lily out of town for a couple of days, so I was on my own with the little one which is kind of rare (she isn’t used to being solo).  I saw this post on the Fairfield House and I knew I had try something similar with her. She is so into the princess fairy tales right now. 
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We set it up the “carriage” in a whiskey barrel. She loved it and couldn’t wait to show her big sis.
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We were also able to use up our pumpkin seeds for a crafty activity as well.  I saw the project idea over a Teach Preschool and found further directions here. It is quite involved as you have to first dry out your pumpkin seeds, dye them and then dry them out again. But in the end the activity was a hit.  The girls made some fall trees. The trunk is faux bois contact paper.
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P.S. The eyes on the little owl are hole punch reinforcements. My dad was cleaning out his office and passed along his stash from the early 80s!
Have a great week,
{This post is linked to Beneath the Rowan Tree }
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20 comments:

  1. what a great Cinderella pumpkin carriage !!! so cute ~ I bet your daughter *loves* it. I never thought to use pumpkin seeds for crafting (I like to eat them, so I don't think ours would last long enough around here to be used for crafting)

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  2. This is all totally cute. I've been eyeing a lot of the cute pumpkin ideas on pinterest. But really, I'm cracking up because we have two of those Ikea mice, and they are played with a lot at our house :).

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  3. Very well spotted Jaimie, they are the Ikea mice! Gus was missing for the photoshoot. He turned up today and was very pleased with the new wheels!

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  4. What an amazing Cinderella carriage! I'm totally smitten. I'm going to show this to Josie when she's awake tomorrow. I'm in love with your fall leaves made of pumpkin seeds. What a clever idea. That owl is just swell too.

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  5. What a treat for you to get some one-on-one time with your youngest. I love Cinderella's coach. The pumpkin seed activity is so adorable. Great projects, KJ :)

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  6. That is such a darling Cinderella pumpkin!

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  7. Oh my Gosh!! This is brilliant! I couldn't believe my eyes when I first saw the carriage! KJ, this is a little masterpiece and I am enchanted by it :)
    I was so mesmerized by Cinderella stepping out of it (and imagining the inside of the carriage) that I didn't notice the mice so had to look closely again to take in all details.
    I MUST pin this! And really hope I can make one just like yours!
    And that pumpkin activity is great for entertaining and learning too! The owl is precious!

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  8. Wow!! You are a brilliant Mom - love both projects but the pumpkin especially - I might have to replicate it!!

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  9. Holy cow, the Cinderella coach is brilliant. I also love the owls on the pumpkin seed trees. What fun!

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  10. What? This is SO much fun! What a cool idea.

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  11. Wow. That pumpkin is amazing! I never would have even thought of doing that. I love the pumpkin seed idea, perfect craft for my nieces. Thanks for the idea. And thanks for your sweet comment about MacKenzie's outfit. It is big right now, but with the rate she is growing, I wouldn't be surprised if she wore it next summer!

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  12. Thanks for the shout out! Love that you were inspired to create your own beautiful Cinderella coach with your daughter! What a clever use for pumpkin seeds. The only thing cuter than your pumpkin and owl is the sweet little princess pictured!

    Deborah

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  13. oh my! that pumpkin is so whimsical! i love it!!!!

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  14. Thanks for the fantastic Cinderella pumpkin idea. My wife & daughter had a lot of fun making theirs!

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  15. Love the pumpkin so cool. Kristti@http://www.specialbirthdaypartyideas.com/

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  16. Thanks so much for sharing this idea! My granddaughter will want to make one.

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  17. This is hands down, the sweetest most adorable carved pumpkin I have ever seen. So magical!!! Thanks for the great share (saw it on Pinterest).

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  18. I just pinned your Cinderella carriage for my niece's b-day. Her name is Lily & when I got to your site (after I'd already pinned) I saw you have a Lily!
    Blessings to you!

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  19. What a fun tree craft idea! Pinning right now :-)

    Jennifer @ The Jenny Evolution
    www.thejennyevolution.com

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