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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Thankful Pumpkin Craft

Get you kids thinking about what they are thankful for this Thanksgiving with the Thankful Pumpkin Craft.  
Materials Needed:
-- 2 Sheets of Cardstock
-- Small Hole Punch
-- 2 Brads
-- Green Construction Paper
-- Brown Pipe Cleaner

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut cardstock paper into strips -- 1.5" x 8.5" 
    (need 10 strips for pumpkin)
2.  Write "I am thankful for (insert your ideas)" on 5 strips of cardstock.
3.  Decorate and write "Happy Thanksgiving" on the
     other 5 strips.  Get Creative!
4.  Make a small hole in the center of both ends of
     each strip.  (Use small hole puncher or another
     tool to make the small holes.)

5.  Alternate the "I am thankful" and "Happy
     Thanksgiving" strips of cardstock and put them
     into a stack.
6.  Feed the prongs of a brad thru the holes on one
     end of the stack with the metal circle of the brad
     resting on the side with the writing.  Secure Brad.
7.  Fan out the slips with the writing side facing the table.
8.  Pull up one strip and feed the prongs of the 2nd brad thru
     the hole with the metal circle resting on the blank side of
     the strips.  Continue putting strips on brad going in a circular
     pattern.
9.  When all of the strips are on the brad and you have
     formed a ball, secure the brad by pushing the prongs
     down in opposite directions.
10. Cut 2 leaf shapes from the green construction paper. 
     Make a small hole at bottom of each leaf.

11. Wrap the brown pipe cleaner around a pencil to make
     a spiral shape.  Gently slide the pipe cleaner off to keep
     spiral shape.
12. Lift up prongs of brad, hold brad in place from below,
     and slide on leaves.
13. Place brown pipe cleaner next to prongs, push prongs
     down on top of pipe cleaner to securely attach the leaves and stem.


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