Sunday, October 7, 2012

Spooky Pumpkin Patch

What a week!  There was testing in our school for the older kids which changed up all of our schedules.  I got to fit in a little (well maybe not so little) pumpkin project that was very exciting for the kids.  It was a fun project with some spectacular results. 
We used watered down glue, tissue paper, construction paper, and some shiny paper used to wrap fruit baskets with.
 The kids worked to cover their paper with watered down glue and ripped strips of various shades of orange.  I bought some of the bleeding tissue paper that helped melt the colors together. 
 A finished paper and stem waiting to be cut once it dries.
 Cutting a spiral from green paper for our curly vines.
 I love the shiny lines for our pumpkins.  Next the kids made their pumpkins by cutting them into big pumpkin shapes.
 I took pictures of each of the kids making their scariest faces.  Oh I hope you're not too scared by these two.
 Oh look how beautiful our pumpkin patch turned out.  The kids are all standing on their pumpkins.
 Look out!  Something is hidden under each pumpkin and it could be scary!  Mr. Lumsden our gym teacher is very scary.  Thanks Hannah for the help!
I love all the different sizes and shapes that everyone made.  The spiral vines help to make the display very 3D.

Here is our class video!

Our weather is changing and Vermont is a rainbow of fall colors.  We are looking forward to another beautiful autumn week.  Maybe we'll go out looking the most beautiful leaves we can find during our community time.
Remember to be kind!


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  2. I LOVE those pumpkins! What a great idea! We will be doing our "talking pumpkins" soon. I'm also planning on starting my kids on our Kidblog in the next few weeks. Should we do "blogging buddies" again this year?

    Have a great week!! :)

  3. Great idea. I haven't been able to be on the computers this year like I was last year. I will also be kidblogging and would love to be your blogging buddies again. I'll let you know when we start up. Since there is big testing going on at my school we can't use the computer lab for another week. Thanks for the comment.
    Have a great week, too!

  4. Love your pumpkins! They look great hanging together. I am your newest follower! Hope you can check out my blog! I look forward to getting some ideas from yours this year.


  5. Great ideas! Thanks so much! I am your newest follower. I would love for you to check out my brand new blog.

    Thirsty Firsties