Felt Board Pumpkin Faces {& 6 more things to make for Halloween}

Boo! Hahaha!  Today I’m going to show you this really fun Pumpkin Felt Board that my daughter is loving!  She has spent hours making funny faces (and it is the quietest activity EVER!)  And that is not all… I got together with some amazing craft bloggers to gather up 6 more ideas to inspire! You are sure to find something here to make Halloween around your house extra fun!
(there will be a link list at the bottom of the post)
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Ok. So on to this fabulous activity that my little lady is loving.
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You will need: A large piece of cardboard (as big as you want your pumpkin to be,) a large piece of felt to cover the size of your pumpkin, multiple sheets of felt in various colors (black, white, blue, green, pink, and purple are the ones I used) white glue, scissors, ribbon, and hot glue.
This project took me about an hour start to finish.
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The first thing I did was draw out a pumpkin on a large piece of cardboard and cut it out.  I did mine in 2 pieces.  Partly because it is what I had, but also so I can fold it nicely when it is time to store it.  (Be sure that if you do this in 2 pieces like I did, that you put the seam going across so that when you hang it it lays flat.)
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Next I traced my cardboard cutout onto my orange felt about a 1/2 inch away from the edge all the way around and cut it out.  I used green for the stem.
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Then I glued my felt onto my cardboard cutout using white glue.  I used hot glue for this at first, but it didn’t stick very well.  The white glue worked great.  Then I cut a piece of ribbon and attached it to the back of the pumpkin in a loop using hot glue.  This will be what you hang the felt board pumpkin from, so you decide how long it should be.
Now for the fun part!  Cutting out all of the accessories and face parts!  I had so much fun here.  This is what I came up with, but the possibilities are endless!
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Keeing in mind the size of my pumpkin, I cut out all of these different accessories and face parts so that my little lady would have plenty of options when coming up with different faces.  I didn’t use a template here, I pretty much just started cutting.  I did use a sharpie on occasion to add a line here or there.
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For a girl pumpkin, I made pink hair by cutting chunks of different shades of pink and hot gluing them together.  I made the bead earings and one of the hair bows the same way.  The hoop earings and bow are simple one layer cut outs of purple.
For the boy pumpkin, I made sunglasses, a cap, a mustache, a tie, reading glasses, and a toupee.  (Later I ended up cutting another piece of black like the toupee and it doubled as a black bob when placed on both sides of the face.  I also added a tiara that isn’t pictured here.)
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For the eyes, I cut out 2 different shapes and 2 different colors as well as some sexy eyelashes (my favorite piece.)  I also did some jack-0-lantern style eyes too.
For the mouths, I did big lips, small lips, some jack-0-lantern mouths with teeth that can be placed in fun spots and some noses too.
With those parts you can make all of these faces and many more!
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How much fun is that?  I have to be honest here… I guess if you have read this far I owe it to you to tell you that I played with this thing for about 30 minutes before my daughter woke up from her nap.  Shhhhhh…
I think this activity will be one that we will look forward to taking out each fall for years to come!
If you like this, don’t forget to pin it by hovering over any image and clicking the pin button!

Now, there are 6 more fun activities to check out!  So head back to the top of this post and click any project from the first image and it will take you to it or chose from the list below!

1) Kid Craft: Fall Frames 3 Ways by Homemade Ginger

2) Witch Broom Goodie Bags by Cook and Craft Me Crazy

3) Spider Web Halloween Countdown by Cutesy Crafts

4) Hole Punch Halloween Garland by Whistle and Ivy

5) White Chocolate Candy Corn Cookies by Cupcake Diaries

6) Sweet and Simple Mini Monster Cupcakes by Sugar Tart Crafts

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About Corey

Corey is the creative behind Hey There, Home where she shares easy-to-follow and beautiful home decor and entertaining ideas. Her mission? To make home decor accessible to everyone, even if you don't consider yourself crafty, and to empower people to decorate their homes in a way that they can actually be lived in, not just looked at.

16 thoughts on “Felt Board Pumpkin Faces {& 6 more things to make for Halloween}

  1. Taramarie says:

    Thank you! I never knew that about felt!!

  2. Taramarie says:

    Did you use Velcro to attach the pieces to the pumkin?

    1. I there! I don’t use velcro. If you use the kind of felt that is not stiff the pieces will stick together. Let me know if you have any more questions.

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    1. Thanks so much Sabrina! I checked out the other features too. What a great list! I’ve enjoyed having a link party just for the kid stuff I do. Thanks!

  6. My daughter would love this activity! Pinning this now and hoping to try soon! I’m so glad you shared this at Frugal Crafty Home Blog Hop!

    1. Thanks Carrie! My daughter has been playing with it a ton. It is a really nice quiet activity that she can do while I’m doing dinner and stuff. Thanks for pinning 🙂

  7. This is fantastic! I am going to pin this for later. My son just turned one…so it’s a little out of our range for the moment. 🙂 Your kids are SO cute! New follower on bloglovin’! -Andrea http://www.handandtheheart.com

    1. Thanks Andrea! It will definitely be a hit next year when he is a little older. Thanks for stopping by! Just started a giveaway today that you may want to check out!

  8. Oh, so you mean I’m not the only one who sometimes plays with the kids activity before the kid is even there?! I love those felt pumpkin faces. Like a giant Mr. Potatohead, only just right for Halloween!

  9. So super cute Corey, my kiddos would love this! xo

  10. What a great idea! Looks like lots of fun. I am visiting from the SoMe 2 Blog hop. I liked you facebook page and followed you on Twitter and Pinterest.

  11. This is so so cute! Makes me want to break out my felt stash and make something fun!

  12. This looks like so much fun! I love the little barrettes and earrings you added. We may have to make a snow-man version this winter!

  13. I need to make this ASAP for my little girl! She would FLIP! This is like a Mr. Potato Head but pumpkin style! I LOVE IT! xoxo-Brook

  14. Aw, how fun is this!? My son would love this!

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