It is a rainy day today so we are in need of some quiet inside activities. My toddlers love to put things into boxes, and they are also really starting to get into Halloween, so this was a perfect combination of the two. And so easy using just a few materials that I had on hand!
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I always seem to have a million empty wipes boxes laying around just begging to be turned into toys. I picked up the foam pumpkin shape at the craft store this weekend for just $1.
- Foam Pumpkin Shape (or cut a pumpkin shape out of craft foam)
- Empty baby wipes box (an empty tissue box would work, though it wouldn't be as sturdy).
- Exacto Knife
- Black Marker
- Toy Food (or anything that your kids want to "feed" to the pumpkin!)
Remove the flip top from your wipes box. Center your pumpkin on the lid and trace a line where the opening is. This will make sure your mouth lines up to the opening.
Draw a mouth shape around your line and cut out with an exacto knife. Be careful!
Your hungry pumpkin is ready to eat! I got out our box of play food and my boys took to this activity right away. They loved "feeding" the pumpkin. It was a great activity for fine motor skills and discussing food, colors, etc.
And when your pumpkin is full, you can just open the top, dump it out, and start again! If you use a tissue box, just pull the pumpkin off to empty.
For more pumpkin fun, check out these cute storybooks!