Miffy in the Pumpkin Patch!

Less than one week left until Halloween, and Miffy is getting ready for a spooky celebration! Decorating with pumpkins is one of Miffy’s favorite Halloween traditions, and she has some decorations that you can make below!

Classic Jack-O-Lantern

What better way to celebrate Halloween than with a Jack-O-Lantern? Here is how to make one:

  1. Decide what funny face you want your Jack-O-Lantern to have. Will it have triangle eyes? Buck teeth? Will it be smiling? You get to choose!
  2. Pick out your favorite pumpkin and, using a pencil or marker, draw the outline of your pumpkin’s new face.
  3. If you do not want to carve the pumpkin, fill in the outlined shapes with a dark colored marker.
  4. If you would like to carve your pumpkin, ask an adult for help!
    1. Have a parent cut a hole in the top of your pumpkin and get to work taking out all the mush and seeds inside. This can get messy, so make sure you put newspaper down on the table while you work.
    1. Once the pumpkin is hollow inside, ask a parent to carve its face from your outline.
  5. Place your new Jack-O-Lantern on display in a window, on your porch, or anywhere you like!

Paper Pumpkins

If you do not have a real pumpkin, you can make your own at home! You will need a paper plate, some black and green construction paper, and googly eyes:

  1. Using orange markers or paint, color in your paper plate until it is a bright orange.
  2. With a parent’s help, use scissors to cut the black construction paper into shapes for your pumpkin’s nose and mouth. Get creative!
  3. With a parent’s help, cut out two leaves from the green construction paper.
  4. Using a glue-stick, glue the mouth, nose, and googly eyes onto the middle of the plate
  5. Glue the leaves to the top of the plate.
  6. Hang your new paper Jack-O-Lantern in the window to spook your neighbors!

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