A Handful of Pumpkins

You can hold an entire pumpkin patch in your hand with this classic Halloween kid's craft. Repurpose an old, orange glove to make a pumpkin patch, or purchase a new set and make two.

Completion time – 1 hour

Designer – Kathleen George

Materials

STYROFOAM Brand Foam
  • STYROFOAM Brand Foam: (5) 1" balls
Other Materials
  • Orange stretch glove
  • Fiberfil stuffing
  • Floral wire, green
  • Chenille stems, brown
  • Felt scraps: black & green
  • Terracotta flower pot, small
  • Acrylic craft paint, black
  • Spanish moss
  • Low-temp glue gun & glue sticks
  • Thick, white craft glue

Tools

  • Firm paintbrush, 1"
  • Paintbrush
  • Pencil
  • Scissors

Instructions

  • 1. Paint terra cotta pot black; let dry.


  • 2. Insert a 1' ball of STYROFOAM Brand Foam into each finger of glove, and wiggle it to the tip of the finger. (HINT: If the glove will not flex, turn finger inside out, place ball at tip, and then pull finger over ball. Turn glove right side out.)

  • 3. Wind a 2" length of floral wire around the glove just under the ball; trim wire.

  • 4. Lightly stuff the glove with fiberfill.

  • 5. Gather the cuff of the glove together and fold the thumb toward the center. Attach glove cuff to the bottom the flower pot using a generous amount of low temp glue. Hold in place till glue sets.

  • 6. Glue small pieces of Spanish moss down around the glove, and gently stretch pumpkins up above rim of flower pot.

  • 7. Wind chenille stem around pencil; cut into several pieces and glue stems into Spanish moss.

  • 8. Cut five, 1" lengths of chenille stem. Use tip of scissors to carefully poke a hole through top of each pumpkin. Add a dab of glue in each hole and insert pumpkin stems. Shape the stems with fingers.

  • 9. Cut small leaves from green felt. Shape several leaves by gluing together both bottom corners, creating cupped shape. Referring to photo, glue leaves around pumpkin bases. Cut out very small leaves and glue to pumpkin stems.

  • 10. Have fun cutting different jack-o-lantern faces from black felt. Glue to pumpkins using white craft glue.