With Halloween just around the corner, we did a really easy craft after school, pumpkin decorating. Using some vinyl pumpkin face decals that I cut out using my Cricut Explore, Miss A and I set to work. This is so simple to do, and looks really effective, I think you’ll agree? You can make the faces, as large or small as you need depending on how big or small the pumpkins are.
When I saw these mini pumpkins I couldn’t resist using them. You could however cut out orange pumpkin shapes out of orange paper or card, use orange balloons, or how about painting some empty loo roll tubes or yoghurt pots orange and using those?
I used my Cricut Explore (which is a machine the cuts out shapes for you on a huge variety of materials) and the Cricut design space to find some pumpkin faces to cut out of the black vinyl. This took me a little time, as I didn’t realise that they would be called ‘decal’s’ but once I realised this, there was lots of variety to choose from!
If you don’t have a Cricut machine, I would try to do this by hand, drawing out the shapes first, and cutting them out using scissors.
I used black Cricut vinyl (available from Amazon and Hobbycraft ) and it was easy to reposition if Miss A felt she had placed it in the wrong place. She is quite a precise girl, so this helped a lot!
We’ve placed them in our window, for when Daddy (Tall Dad) gets home, and we are hoping to spook him!
Spooky Miss A!