As teachers, you know that each fall, you’re going to have to make at least one pumpkin craft with your kids. When September hits, a fall pumpkin craft is a necessity of any preschool, daycare, and early elementary classroom.
But, you don’t have to make the same boring pumpkin craft over and over.
With this fun twist, you can transform a boring pumpkin into a delightfully fun activity using one simple ingredient.
This ingredient is so easy to use, but it really adds a pop of something special to any craft, particularly fall crafts, where colors are bold and contrasts are high.
What is this mystery ingredient that can elevate a boring craft?
Add black glue to your fall craft projects, and instantly, it is elevated to the next level. It’s almost like magic! Best of all, this fall craft is incredibly easy to make, which makes it a must for any classroom fall craft.
Follow along to learn how to make your own black glue pumpkin craft!
How to Make the Black Glue Pumpkin Craft
Follow along with these simple directions to make a black glue pumpkin craft that kids will love. If you can’t find black glue sold in your local store (I couldn’t), you can make your own by adding black gel food coloring to regular white school glue. Shake the bottle to combine the two ingredients, and you’ve made black glue. One bottle lasts a long time, if you don’t squeeze out too much at a time.
What you’ll need to make the black glue pumpkin craft:
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- Draw the outline of a pumpkin onto your piece of paper. You can use one drawing as a template to cut out multiple pumpkins at once. You can also let your kids draw and cut out their own pumpkins.
- Use a gluestick to glue the pumpkin to the green paper.
- Draw the outline around the pumpkin and each pumpkin “bump” starting in the center and working your way out to the edges. Let dry.
- When the pumpkin is dry, cut out a green leaf and glue to the pumpkin stem.
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