Jack O’ Lantern Punch Art
Super cute – super easy punch art project for Halloween!!!! Use as a holiday decoration or on a gift tag. Also very cute for a Halloween greeting card!!! Eliminate the jack o’ lantern face and make a cute pumpkin for fall!
I found these cute seed packets on clearance for TEN CENTS at the local dollar store and just could not resist them! I really did not have an idea in mind but after a little thinking I came up with a way to use them on my seasonal garland.
Of course this would be just as easy to make the ornament with a spring or summer theme. So save those empty seed packets from the trash and up-cycle them to a new life on your seasonal wreath or tree.
I wanted to do a little something different, kinda multimedia-ey, with a package of really cute fall silk leaves I picked up at Dollar General. This ornament was inspired by the stitched hearts I am making from an old, literally falling apart, quilt and one of my last year’s Christmas projects involving gluing shapes to paper bags. So looking at my bag of leaves I thought “Hey, why not combine the two?” and thus this ornament idea was born!
While I was stitching I was reminded of the Doctor Who episode “A Good Man Goes to War”. In this episode a human female “Order of the Headless Monks” solider hailing the Gamma Forest stitched a prayer leaf (a good luck token) for the kidnapped Amy’s newborn baby girl, Melody Pond. The solider, Lorna Bucket, only joined the order’s army in an attempt to meet the Doctor, who she met as a child, once again. She later goes to warn the Doctor’s Army of treachery and fights with them but is slain.
It doesn’t really resemble the prayer leaf much but just somehow the hand – mind connection was firmly established while I was stitching! Maybe it’s just the time immortal figure of a woman hunched over her sewing placing well wishes for the recipient with every stich taken.
Here is a craft idea for those who have a need to do a fall craft project with multiple children.
Oriental Trading sells these kits for decorating a “Scarecrow Pumpkin”. The unit has three different designs. Look in the “less than perfect” section and you can get 12 kits for about $2 and SHIPPING IS FREE thru this THURSDAY for any size order!!! Enter key code WCE3585 during checkout. If you buy these clearance kits you may need to use your own glue as the adhesive may be dried out – but hey, for $2/12 I can use my glue!!!
Instead of using a pumpkin I purchased dinner size orange paper plates at Wally World I think 20 for $2. You could also use yellow or buff paper plates to make him more scarcrow-y and less pumpkin-y.
Attach a hanger to the back – glue on a soda pop ring a loop of ribbon or other hanger to the back so he can be hung as a cute handmade by your kid fall decoration!!!
I added the button and wouldn’t he look cute with an addition of buttons on his eyes? You could also add silk fall leaves, foam fall leaves, and other fall-ly craft items to make your plate unique!
So this works out to be a pretty cheap project for a children’s group to do. And if you just need to make one project you can hand cut your pieces from craft foam or construction paper!