Boo! Today I'm going to show you this really fun felt board pumpkin face!
It's the perfect Halloween activity for toddlers and young kids! My daughter has spent hours making funny faces (and it is the quietest activity EVER!)
Easy steps to make A felt board pumpkin
This project took me about an hour start to finish.
Making the felt board background
Step 1: Draw the pumpkin
Draw out a pumpkin on a large piece of cardboard and cut it out.
I did mine in 2 pieces. Partly because it's what I had, but also so I can fold it nicely when it's time to store it.
Be sure that if you do this in 2 pieces like I did, you put the seam going across so that when you hang it, it lays flat.
Step 2: Trace the pumpkin onto felt
Trace your cardboard cutout onto the orange felt about a ½ inch away from the edge all the way around and cut it out. (I used green for the stem.)
Step 3: Glue the felt onto the cardboard
Glue the felt onto the 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.)
Step 4: Attach the ribbon
Cut a piece of ribbon and attach 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.
Making the felt face pieces and accessories
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!
Step 5: Cut face parts and accessories
Keeping in mind the size of your pumpkin, cut out many different accessories and face parts so that there are 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.)
I made pink hair by cutting chunks of different shades of pink and hot gluing them together. I made the bead earrings and one of the hair bows the same way. The hoop earrings and bow are simple one layer cut outs of purple.
I made sunglasses, a cap, mustache, 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.)
I cut out 2 different shapes and 2 different colors as well as some sexy eyelashes (my favorite piece). And I also did some Jack-o'-lantern style eyes too.
For the mouths, I did big lips, small lips, some Jack-o'-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!
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!