The month of October is fun for kids. There are pumpkin farm visits, hot cider and apple donuts, nature reveals the beautiful colors of fall, and of course, candy and Halloween. The Wikki Stix Candy Stripe Pumpkin Cut-Out Crafts are easy for kids to create. The crafts are a fun twist on traditional pumpkin crafts and add a dash of color to seasonal displays.
Prior to creating the candy stripe pumpkin cut-out crafts, set out the supplies below on a table or a large tray to invite kids to create. Kids are drawn to colorful supplies and will be interested in creating when everything is assembled in one central place.
Materials needed for the Candy Stripe Pumpkin Crafts:
- Any colors of Wikki Stix
- Two pieces of heavy paper – any color you have on hand is fine
- Scissors (to make the pumpkin cut-out)
Directions to create the Candy Stripe Pumpkins:
- On one piece of paper, kids should lay assorted colors of Wikki Stix across the paper vertically. Kids can make color patterns with Wikki Stix, or just alternate colors randomly for a real candy stripe pattern.
- With the second sheet of paper, cut out a pumpkin shape. Fold the paper in half, then starting on the fold, cut any shape of pumpkin desired. Kids can then use the paper pumpkin frame and lay it directly on top of the Wikki Stix. No glue is necessary as the paper frame will adhere to the Wikki Stix with just firm fingertip pressure. If desired, kids can use paper cut-outs to create facial features for a Jack-O-Lantern on their candy stripe pumpkins. The paper features can be pressed directly on top of the Wikki Stix as it’s tacky and will hold the features in place.
When finished, kids can display their colorful Wikki Stix Candy Stripe Pumpkin Crafts all month long. The crafts keep well for next year’s decorations when placed between two pieces of parchment paper and stored flat. Creating and playing with Wikki Stix is fun for kids. Be sure to check out the other awesome ways to play and create all month long with Wikki Stix.