Every once in a while a quick fun project is exactly what the doctor ordered, and that is exactly what we have here, just in time for Halloween!
With some paint, cardboard and a few fabric scraps...
... sewn into...
... pumpkin seed bean bags for tossing...
... this game is good for hours of fun for any age group and there's extra points for getting the seeds to land on the pumpkin!
Pumpkin Eater Bean Bag Toss:
- Scrap fabric
- Dry corn, beans, barley or rice
- Needle and thread
- Ribbon or raffia for hanging the pumpkin cut out
Draw the pumpkin shape and face you'd like, making sure the mouth is big enough to toss the bean bags through (for an easier game make this bigger, or for higher difficulty you could make the mouth smaller).
Once you have this shape cut out the exterior of the pumpkin and the interior of the mouth. Then, using your favorite paints paint the eyes and nose one black and the pumpkin orange. Set aside to dry.
As the pumpkin is drying, cut out simple seed shapes for the pumpkin seed bean bags and sew two of the pieces (right sides together) three quarters of the way around and then turn right side out. Repeat for as many seeds as you'd like. Once this is complete, fill them all three quarters of the way full with your corn, beans etc. and hand sew them closed.
Take your dry pumpkin outside and tie it up to a low tree branch and invite your players to "feed the pumpkin" by trying to toss the bean bags into his mouth!
*Last time in Crafts and Activities: Leaf Lanterns