- Sophie &Friends
This amazingly simple craft is great for crafts both young and old. The grooves and crevices of the styrofoam ball make for an extra spooky pumpkin face.
A 4 inch of larger styrofoam ball - we have used a six inch ball
Green tulle (optional)
6 inches of brown ribbon
Popsicle stick, tongue depressor or wodden coffee stirrer
Cut your orange fabric into 3x3 or 4x4 inch squares. The amount of squares you need will vary depending on the size of your ball. We are using about 8 squares. Using the tool of your choice: a popsicle stick, coffee stir stick or tongue depressor push the fabric, one piece at a time, into your ball. Press one entire side of the fabric into the ball then do the same thing, one side at a time, to the remaining sides.
Overlap the second piece of fabric with the first by pushing one edge of your fabric into the valley created by the first. After attaching that edge move to the other edges and push those in.
Continue to cover the ball in this manner. You may want to alternate tools depending on the size of the groove in which you are working. Cover the entire ball.
Draw a pumpkin face onto the ball with a pencil if you like or just choose an area of the ball and start creating a face.
Place a black sequin on the ball. With your other hand use a pin to hold the sequin in place. Insert the pin through the hole in the center of the sequin. Use this technique to create your face.
Now it is time to attach your green tulle and brown ribbon "stem" hanger. Twist the green tulle in the center and secure with 3 pins.
To make the tulle "leaves" twist the ends and bunch in a way that creates a leaf effect. Push a pin into the twisted ends to hold in place.
Lastly, make a loop with your 6 inches of brown ribbon and use two pins to attach it to the top of your pumpkin. You can add the tulle first and then the stem or the stem first and then the tulle-whichever you prefer.