Thursday, October 27, 2011

Pumpkin Pattern

Last week I mentioned I was making a felt pumpkin for my son...and here it is!

When Abe was a baby I made him an apple from felt with a rattle in it, and he still loves shaking and tossing it around. I figured a pumpkin would be fun for fall, but this time I included some removable features so he can turn his pumpkin into a jack-o-lantern for Halloween!

Cute, eh? 

He's been smitten with every jack-o-lantern he's encountered so far, and this one was no exception.

Of course he immediately took the face off...

Counting to two as he adds the eyes. I was surprised when he picked up the pieces and put them back on!

Older kids will enjoy using the different pieces to make happy, sad, scary, and silly faces...or if your kids are old enough to use scissors, why not give them some felt and let them "carve" some features of their own?

I used the pie pumpkin we picked up for Abe as my template for this design, so it's the size of a real pumpkin - about 6 inches wide and 5 inches tall (although the stem makes it slightly taller). 

Most of it can be sewn on a machine, so it's fast and easy! Download the pattern and instructions here

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