Sew-a-Pumpkin Halloween Favor
What you will make:
Create these truly unique pumpkin-shaped Halloween party favors by
sewing an orange pumpkin and a clear pumpkin together, and then filling
it with candy corn. This is an easy craft that's a twist on the
Sewing Cards craft for kids. It's also a good craft for
using up scraps of yarn and recycling old, clear plastic report covers.
This is a
great group or classroom craft project. With a little help from adults or teenage
leaders, even younger children can be successful.
Here's what you need:
- Orange construction paper
- Stiff clear plastic (report covers work well)
- Black or brown yarn
- Candy corn
- Permanent black marker
- Hole punch
- Optional: Paper clips, variegated yarn, brown
Basic Craft Box plus
clear plastic, yarn, permanent black marker and candy corns. « «
This project is rated EASY to do.
How to Make Sew-a-Pumpkin Halloween Favors
Read all of the steps before starting.
- Step 1: Project Preparation
Read through the project and gather the materials needed for
creating the pumpkin party favors. If you are doing this craft with a group,
paper and clear plastic to make the craft go faster.
- Step 2: Cut
Cut the orange construction paper into six equal pieces that are 4½"
by 4". Cut similar-sized pieces from the clear plastic. You should be
able to get twelve approximately 4½" by 3½" cutouts
from one report cover—six cutouts from the front and another six
from the back.
- Step 3: Draw Pumpkins
Draw or trace the shape of a pumpkin on the orange paper using a
Tip: Use one of Aunt Annie's pumpkin shapes if you
like. Print the pattern directly on orange paper, or print on
cardstock to use as tracing templates.
- Step 4: Cut
Holding the clear plastic and orange paper firmly together, cut
out the pumpkin shape. If you drew a stem on your pumpkin, cut the
stem off the clear plastic pumpkin.
Tip: Use two paper clips to hold the plastic and
orange paper together while you cut.
- Step 5: Draw Face
Draw a face on the clear plastic with a black permanent
marker. Make the face scary or funny, with eyes, nose and mouth like
a jack-o'-lantern. Color the pumpkin stem with a brown marker.
Tip: Don't use washable markers, as they will
- Step 6: Sew
Holding the pumpkin shapes together (use paper clips if you
like), punch holes around the
edge of the pumpkin. Start at the top center of the pumpkin and
space the punches about ¼" apart.
Cut a 36" length of yarn. Sew the shapes together with the yarn,
starting at the top center. Leave a long tail and start sewing from
the front. While you can use a simple running stitch, an overcast
stitch works best! See the
Sewing Cards craft project for how to make overcast
Stop a few holes from the end, and fill the pumpkin with about
a dozen pieces of candy corn. Finish sewing and tie the ends into a bow. Trim
the yarn ends, if needed.
Tip: Trim the yarn end if it becomes frayed as
you sew. To avoid fraying, use a yarn needle or wrap the end of your yarn in tape.
That's it! Your sew-a-pumpkin
Halloween party favor is done!
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