Sometimes you need a quiet activity for your kids to do while you are waiting. Felt busy bags are an easy, inexpensive craft you can do to keep your child busy and entertained. Today, I am going to show you how to make a felt Halloween pumpkin.

Felt Halloween Pumpkin - a great kid's craft idea for a busy bag or quiet activity

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Supplies needed:

Note: You can get a variety felt pack at Amazon with every color you would need for your craft projects. 

To start, I printed off a pumpkin coloring page I found on the internet to use as a template.

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I cut out a pumpkin shape out of orange felt using my template as a guide. It helps to pin the paper to the felt to make it easier to cut.

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Then, I used black felt to create a variety of faces for my daughter to use to decorate her jack o’ lantern. 

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Note: Do a quick Google search for jack o’ lantern faces to get some ideas. But basic shapes work really well for eyes and noses.

I always like to have a background she can use to display her creations for when we are on the go. I found this pretty black and white felt that would be perfect to make the orange pumpkin stand out.

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I used some of the leftover black felt to create a pocket on the back to hold everything. Simply hot glue three of the edges.

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Then you can tuck the top over to  keep everything secured.

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It is fun to watch my daughter come up with different faces. She also likes to cut out her own shapes to use with the pumpkin.

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