3 Easy to Make Pumpkin Crafts for Your Troops Fall Event

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First comes Halloween then comes Thanksgiving. Even after Halloween pumpkins are still a big center piece of our fall festivities. Today I want to share with you three simple pumpkin crafts that you can do with your troop. Since none of them are jack o’lantern style pumpkins they can be made and still be decorations in the house for the rest of November.

Wood Block Pumpkin

What you need

Wood block, leaves, wiggly eyes, orange paint, paint brushes, glue, marker, black pom pom, Raffia ribbon, foam decorations (optional)

How to make

  1. First have girls paint the piece of wood orange.
  2. Once the wood is dry glue the eyes, nose onto front of block and use marker to draw mouth.
  3. You can add foam decoration of girls choice. Example has a candy corn.
  4. Add any additional decorations to top of pumpkin leaves and raffia.

Toilet Paper Pumpkin 

What you need

Toilet paper roll, cotton batting, orange fabric about 24 in x 24 in per girl, Raffia ribbon, green and red craft leaves, brown kraft paper, , Popsicle sticks, glue

How to make

  1. Lay toilet paper roll and cotton in the middle of fabric piece.
  2. Grab all the sides of fabric and push into the top of the toilet paper roll.
  3. Glue red craft leaf and green leaf to end of Popsicle stick.
  4. Place the Popsicle sticks into the top of toilet paper roll where you pushed the fabric into.
  5. Take some brown craft paper and roll to create a stem.
  6. Add the brown craft paper stem that you made and push that on top of pumpkin.
  7. Add the raffia to the top of the pumpkin as well.

Tree Pumpkin

What you need

Tree stump cut down to inch thick circle, orange and red buttons, pumpkin seeds, leaves, brown foam, orange paint, paint brushes, glue. anything else to decorate pumpkins.

How to make

  1. Paint the tree stump orange and let dry
  2. Add brown stem using brown foam – glue on.
  3. Girls then can decorate the pumpkin however they want with orange and red buttons, leaves, seeds, or anything else you provide to decorate pumpkins.

If you don’t have time to put together supplies but want a very cute and easy pumpkin craft try this pumpkin wreath kit that girls can make for their parents or someone else they love.

Add these pumpkin crafts to one of these events if you are planning event during the fall months:

Fall Games Activity Booklet

This activity booklet has 3 very fun games all focused on Fall & Autumn. First play the 4 corner game which will have your girls running from one corner to the next, while laughing and getting to know each other.  Then compete against one another to match 4 fall cards and be the fastest to win. Lastly play a game of fall bingo with 24 different images/words related to fall. Start playing with your troop now!

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My name is Jodi Carlson, I am a mom, wife, & web designer and come with 25 years of GS experience. I am now sharing my experiences and helping other Girl leaders be great and successful and shape today’s girls to be the leaders of tomorrow. I was blessed with a Son in March of 2015 and stepped down as a full time girl leader, but missed planning and volunteering, so I decided after 25 years I have so many ideas to inspire girls and help leaders so I choose to build this blog and it has grown into a resource beyond GS, I am reaching girl leaders in many organizations.