Pumpkin Balloon Ball Jack O’ Lantern

Like many, fall is my favorite time of the year. Cool crisp morning with beautiful days to play in.  The trees haven’t started changing their color here yet, but I am looking forward to that.  It also brings inspiration for fun crafts and yummy treats to be made.

Last year we created a fun new pumpkin balloon ball.  You can read about who inspired the idea in this blog post here.  It also lead to the watermelon balloon ball this summer, and we have a few more in the idea stage – an apple and a Christmas ornament.

This week I had the idea to use sticky back foam and let the kids decorate the pumpkin balloon balls. I think this might be a fun treat for kids to take turn decorating the pumpkin for the day. You could also use black paper, tape/glue stick.  I liked the sticky foam as it stuck on while tossing it about, and was also re-usable.

How we did it:

1- Gather supplies: pumpkin ball, balloon, paper, pen, scissors, sticky back foam, creative genius

Gather the supplies

2 -Insert the balloon and blow it up!

Blowing Up Balloon Ball

3 – Plan out your design.

plan out your jack o lantern

4 – LAUGH!

Make sure to laugh!

5 – Put on your face.

Start creating!

6 – Finished pumpkin heads!
Pumpkin Balloon ball into Jack O'Latern

In the picture you’ll see two different variations of the pumpkin.  There is a divide here as to who likes the plain orange fabric versus the mottled fabric.  Leave a comment and let me know which you would vote for!

Also here is our Halloween giveaway: set of 6 hoop streamers in a Halloween theme and a pumpkin balloon ball. Drawing will run through Monday morning, October 12 and will ship as soon as I have the address.

Halloween Movement Prop Giveaway

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