With each new holiday that approaches, I like to come up with some kind of hands-on activity that my kiddos can help me create, should they choose to. We’ve painted frames, crafted ornaments, and designed valentines for past holidays so they’ve felt some ownership in how our home is decorated for any particular season. With Halloween quickly approaching, I decided that it was high time to get our creative bones working again. In less than an hour, we worked together to create a felt and foam DIY jack o lantern banner that my sweet babies are so excited to show off.
- Foamies Pumpkin Bases
- Black Sticky Back Adhesive Felt Sheet
- Halloween Glitter Glue Pens
- Sharpie Marker
- Black and White Baker’s Twine
Step One. Flip the sheet of sticky back adhesive felt over and use the Sharpie to draw the jack o lantern pieces for each pumpkin. Make them as simple or as elaborate as you’d like. Heads up – the felt can be pretty thick, so I wouldn’t recommend intricate cuts as they won’t turn out well.
With the exception of using the scissors, the rest of this project is perfect for kiddos of just about any age to complete, with adult supervision, of course.
Here’s another fun craft that the kids will enjoy: Felties wall hanger DIY Halloween decorations!
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Katie is the writer and creator at Sweet Rose Studio, a blog dedicated to sharing the best crafts, recipes, DIY/home tutorials, and anything else that promotes a happy home. She is so blessed to be a wife to her high school sweetheart and mother to their three sweet, crazy kids. In her past life she was an elementary school teacher, but now is a stay-at-home-momma by trade and absolutely adores it. Katie has a passion for party planning and styling and can regularly be found with a sippy cup in one hand and a glue gun in the other with her camera hanging around her neck.