Pumpkins that Glitter!

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Pumpkins that Glitter!

October 12, 2011

I am always trying to find new fun crafty things to do with my toddler and like many moms, I often wonder what to do with all the stuff we create together.  Let’s be honest – not all of it is worthy of sitting out on display for too long!

I read about this craft years ago (pre-kids!) and even bought the glitter to make it, but I never got around to do giving it a try.  On (Canadian) Thanksgiving Monday, the whole family decided to do it together.  It was super easy and even Dad seemed to enjoy it.  Don’t tell him I told you so, but his actually turned out the best!  My big, strong and uber macho man has a hidden crafty side – who knew!  I might let him get involved more often in our crafty fun!

Step 1 Wash mini pumpkins and ensure they are completely dry

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 2 mix a bit of water with some white craft glue

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 3 use a paint brush to cover the area of the pumpkin where you want the glitter to stick (note – you might want to do one glitter color at a time and only paint certain areas of the pumpkin

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 4 Once they have dried, arrange them on a pretty plate for the entire fall season – even the toddlers turned out beautifully!  They make a great coffee table decoration or centerpiece!

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