Thanksgiving is less than a week away, but you still have time to whip up some quick and easy Thanksgiving Day crafts. Today’s Crafting with Kid’s Feature let’s children get creative with self-inking stamps, markers, glue and glitter! These festive Glittered Pumpkins would look super cute sitting on your Thanksgiving table, buffet or fireplace mantle and they’re super easy to make!
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We received complimentary crafting supplies from Yoobi which included: a 12 Pack of Glitter Shakers, Star Shape Glitter, Liquid Glue, 10 Pack of Washable Markers, Yoobi name tags, and mini pumpkins.
Kid’s Craft Project: Glittered Pumpkins for Thanksgiving
Mini Pumpkins (real or faux)
Liquid Glue from Yoobi
Washable Markers from Yoobi
Star Shape Glitter from Yoobi
Water Dish and Paper Towels
Newspaper or Plastic Placemats
Lay newspaper or plastic placements down onto your work surface. This will make clean-up easier.
Let the children decorate their mini pumpkins using markers and self-inking stamps. They can color on them, write words, draw or whatever they would like to do. Let them be creative!
Mix a little bit of water with 1 tablespoon of liquid glue. I like to do this on an old plastic lid from a tub of butter (then I can toss the lid away). Just slightly thin down the glue with the water. Use the paint brush to paint the glue onto the pumpkins where you want the glitter to cover. You’ll want a nice coat of glue in those areas.
Before the glue starts to dry, let the kids sprinkle glitter onto the wet areas on the pumpkin. Shake off excess glitter onto the newspaper. Let pumpkins dry for 6-8 hours.
If desired, you can tie raffia or ribbons around the stem of each one. I’m going to go out and buy raffia ribbon tomorrow and add it to our pumpkin stems. We will be placing our glittered pumpkins on the buffet as Thanksgiving Day decorations.
Disclosure: We received complimentary crafting supplies from Yoobi for this Crafting with Kid’s Feature. No monetary compensation was received.