Plus, she's been so excited for Halloween and decorating pumpkins.
So I created this.
The Felt Jack-o-Lantern!
With a pocket in the back for all your felt pieces!
Using felt (and fleece--due to me running out of orange felt) and my handy hot glue gun.
To make this, you can use black and orange felt with a small piece of green for the stem.
First of all, take your sheet of orange felt and fold it in half widthwise. And using a marker, draw out a wide circle, or a half pumpkin shape. Then cut it out.
Also, cut out a stem out of your green felt scraps.
You may use felt or fleece for the back of the pumpkin. Like I said, I didn't have enough orange felt, so I used orange fleece scraps for the back. Using your hot glue gun, glue the two pieces together.
Then glue on your stem to the felt side.
Now you can go crazy making shapes and pieces for your faces. I used triangles, circles, squares, then made mouths, whiskers, etc. The possibilities are endless! Plus, the triangles for the eyes can double for a nose and so on.
I made 18 pieces. But I'm thinking of making more.
Let's move on to the pocket in the back shall we? So you'll need felt (or fleece) cut in a pocket shape and a rectangle for the top flap. The pocket size is a little larger than my fist, if that helps.
Then I used adhesive velcro dots on the pocket.
And hot glued my pocket on, don't hot glue it shut!
Then the top flap.
Done. Fun and functional!
The best part? The smile she had on her face when I showed it to her! It's always a little sad seeing them without all their energy. Get well soon, little girl!