Inspired by our earlier paper plate spider web craft, this laced paper plate pumpkin is a real cutie. We love these lacing crafts, they’re so relaxed and often we make ours whilst lounging out on the sofas. My little guy particularly likes them as they give him a lot to focus on and think about. It may seem a little early to start on the Halloween crafts but we have so many that we wanted to share that it’s never too early to start!
Heres what we used
Orange (or painted orange) Paper plate
Black felt or card
How to make our laced paper plate pumpkin craft.
Take your paper plate and cut out a large circle from the centre, leaving just a small edge of the inner plate.
Now take your hole punch and make several similary spaced holes around the inside of your paper plate.
Take a good length of orange yarn and sellotape one end to the back of your paper plate. Then take the other end of your yarn and begin threading it in and out of the holes. You could either follow a pattern of going from one side to the other or you could thread it at random as we did. Once you have threaded through each hole. Take the loose end and sellotape it to the back as you did before.
Now take your black felt (or card) and cut out the shapes for your pumpkin’s face. Use a dab of glue and attach it to the front of your laced yarn.
To hang your paper plate pumpkin simply punch a hole in the center top and tie a loop through it. Your laced paper plate pumpkin craft is finished and ready to display!
How cute are these little key rings? We bought a huge ball of white wool a little while ago and I’ve been trying to figure out something to use it on for a while now. Then, the other day I made some tassels to go on a cushion and my son was instantly obsessed with them. He used them as ghosts to play with alongside his scooby doo toys and that’s how we ended up inspired to make these cute little yarn tassel ghost key rings. They might look a bit tricky at first but once you have them figured out, it takes less than five minutes to make each key ring. Although, we only use one as a key ring at the moment as the others are tucked safely away inside my son’s favorite mystery machine toy!
Heres what we used
How to make our tassel ghost key ring
First you’ll need to take your cardboard box and cut out a rectangular shape. You’ll want the height of your piece to be the same length as you want your tassel to be.
Take your yarn and starting at the bottom, begin wrapping it around the center of your card. You’ll want to make sure that your yarn is secure but not so tight that it bends your card. Continue doing this until you reach your desired thickness and then cut off the yarn at the bottom – the same side as which you started.
Cut off another length of yarn and fold it in half. Tie the center point into a loop as you can see above.
Use the two loose ends of your loop to tightly tie it around and double knot at the center of your wrapped yarn.
Slide your yarn sideways off of your piece of card and then turn it inside out so that your loop is outside and at the top as you can above.
Place your scissors through the inside of your loop and then snip the loops open. I find the best way to get even lengths is to pull the scissors and loops downwards as I snip to ensure I’m at the center of each loop.
Take another length of yarn. Tie it just below the top of your tassel to make the head of your ghost.
Finish off by decorating your ghost with some eyes, a mouth and any cute little decorations that you want to add! Aren’t they just the cutest?