You Will Need ...
  1. An orange shirt, sweatshirt, or hoodie

  2. Felt in black, brown, and green

  3. Green curling ribbon

  4. A headband

  5. A T.P. tube

  6. Scissors

  7. Fabric glue (tacky glue and hot glue can work as well)

  8. Cardboard or newspaper

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Step 1: 

Place a piece of cardboard or newspaper between the layers of the garment so they do not stick together.

Step 2: 

Cut out the shapes of a jack-o-lantern face from your black felt: 2 eyes, a nose, and a mouth.

Step 3: 

It often helps to lay out all your cut-out pieces before starting to glue.

Step 4: 

Glue all of the pieces on the front of the garment. Make sure you allow some time for the glue to dry.

Step 5: 

Make sure your shirt dries completely before removing it from the cardboard and wearing it.

Step 6: 

Cut out a piece of brown felt that will cover your toilet paper tube, leaving about two inches extra on one end.

Step 7: 

Glue brown felt around your toilet paper tube, once again leaving those extra two inches on the end.

Step 8: 

Dab some glue on the inside of the overhanging felt.

Step 9: 

Scrunch the extra fabric closed, in a twisted "stem" fashion. Be careful if you're using hot glue -- the glue might seep out of the felt!

Step 10: 

Cut four slits in the opposite "bottom" end of the T.P. tube to create tabs.

Step 11: 

Another angle on our tabs.

Step 12: 

Glue two of the tabs onto the top of your headband.

Step 13: 

Secure the T.P. tube by gluing the other two tabs on the underside of the headband.

Step 14: 

Cut some green leaf shapes from felt, and glue to your "stem!"

Step 15: 

Add some green curling ribbon for an added "vine" effect. Allow everything to dry, then wear with pride!

Age: 
Preschool
School-age
Tween
Teen
Adult
Senior
Basic: 
Wearables
Holiday
Craft Length: 
15 - 30 minutes
Difficulty: 
Easy peasy (fun and simple)
Holiday: 
Halloween
Prep Time: 
5 minutes or less
Supervision: 
1 adult per 5 children
Variations: 

Not only can you make a pumpkin, but with a white shirt you can make a ghost, or with a red shirt you can make a demon! Let your imagination run wild! The best shirts are those with a bright, solid color that will look good with black felt cutouts.

Variation Photos: