This is a fun project we did this year to decorate a little for fall. It’s simple, great for all ages (hey, I’m an adult and love paper crafts, lol! ) and a fantastic way to work on shapes with little ones. The simple shapes to make each pumpkin are by using 3 ovals for the body and 1 rectangle for the stem. When completed with the project, simply spritz with a little cinnamon bark essential oil and hang. You home will smell wonderful with the scent of fall.
* an oval shape cutter (there are great die-cut machines available to do this, or simply hand cut with scissors)
* a couple of sheets of orange cardstock
* A small strip of brown cardstock for the stem
* glue or tape runner
* string to hang pumpkins from
* Cinnamon Bark essential oil
* a small spray bottle for mixing the water and essential oil to spritz on finished project
I was able to cut 27 small ovals from one piece of cardstock (making a total of 9 completed pumpkins), depending on your die cut you may end up with more or less so a couple of pieces of cardstock may be necessary to achiever your desired results.
Cut the strip of brown cardstock into 9 rectangles, this will be used for the pumpkin stems (size & width isn’t important as long as you have 9).
Place 2 ovals side by side. With the top oval, apply a little glue or adhesive from the tape runner to the under side and gently press onto the 2 bottom ovals. Add a little adhesive to the bottom of a rectangle piece and gently press to the underside of the pumpkin with just enough showing to form a stem.
Turn you pumpkins over so that the undersides are facing up (not shown in above photo), and tape your string to the backside. Add 3-5 drops Cinnamon Bark essential oil to a small spray bottle filled with about 3 oz. of water. Spritz your finished project and than hang up to display your child’s artwork (or yours ). Spritz some into the air as a room freshener as well. For health benefits of Young Living’s Cinnamon Bark essential oil, visit here.
There are so many ways to use these little pumpkins, you can even use on on the front of a homemade greeting card to send a warm fall greeting to someone you love.
Have fun making fall memories with your children.