Monday, October 3, 2016

Curled Paper Pumpkins and Tissue Box Monsters




This last weekend, I owed my daughter a mommy/daughter date. The problem? We had a jammed packed schedule and no time to actually make it happen. I asked if she would love to spend an hour with me at home crafting and snacking and she happily agreed. We made two different easy and fun crafts including Rolled Paper Pumpkins and Monster Tissue Boxes. We had a blast giggling, laughing, painting and snacking of Goldfish crackers. It was easily one of the best mommy/daughter dates ever and it required very little prep or supplies! 


Our first craft was these rolled paper pumpkins. We made three smaller pumpkins together, but you can make them as big as you want!

You will need:

  • orange construction paper
  • green construction paper
  • brown construction paper
  • white card stock 
  • a paper cutter or scissors
  • glue
  • a pencil 



 Cut your orange paper into half inch strips and then cut them in half.


Roll the strips around a pencil. I like to keep my circles small and tight but my daughter likes to make hers larger. You can see three different kinds of circles in the photo below. The ones on the left are tight, and then the middle ones are looser and the ones on the right are the loosest. Add a dab of glue to the end of each roll to hold it together.


Make a small puddle of glue on a heavy piece of paper and dip the back of the rolls into the glue before positioning it on the paper.



Cut a half inch wide brown strip of construction paper and cut it into thirds. Fold each piece in half and dip in the glue. Slide the brown paper in between two of the circles to be the stem.


Roll half inch strips of green paper around a pencil and then allow them to unravel all of the way. Dip the vines in the glue and then place around the pumpkins.


This darling and easy pumpkin patch came together in about a half an hour! 


This Monster Tissue Box was the hit of the day and my daughter spent the entire next day feeding it Goldfish Crackers and small toys. I think we will be making more soon! 

You will need: 
  • a tissue box
  • white card stock 
  • a black marker 
  • orange and purple paint 
  • a large foam brush


Either save an empty tissue box or empty one for this craft. Paint the box any color you want. My daughter's favorite color is orange right now, so we painted the box orange with a large foam brush.


After the box is dry, use the back side of the brush to add contrasting polka dots all over the box.


Cut the teeth from the card stock by cutting sharp jagged triangles. Cut the eyes by tracing the bottom of something circular and cutting them out. Tape the teeth on the inside of the box and the eyes to the top.


We had a blast creating both crafts. We ate snacks and told each other stories from the week. It was the perfect little date in our own living room.


My daughter requested Goldfish Crackers for her treat because she knows it is one that I will never argue with her about eating. They are always baked with real cheese and they have no artificial flavors or preservatives. They are baked with whole grain cheddar they have 12g of whole grains per serving.  The colors are sourced from plants, such annatto extracted from the reddish seeds of the Achiote Tree. The biggest thing? My kids absolutely love them! They were the perfect addition to our crafting.


What is your child's favorite flavor of Goldfish Crackers?
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36 comments:

MyTeenGuide said...

This is one of the twins' favorite snacks! Those curled pumpkins are adorable. I'd like to do this project with them.

AMMA Equity said...

Thanks Debra!! Your post always learn me something new every time. that's big thing of your post.

Heather W said...

Aw this is so sweet. I am all about pumpkins in the fall (I have a little pumpkin patch on my land)! The creativity is wonderful - and the monster tissue box made me chuckle. We're big Goldfish fans in our house, too. LOL my husband loves them!

Karen Morse said...

I totally love those tissue box monsters! I want to make a few and have them around my house! So cute!!

Kara said...

What a cute ideas. My boys would love to make these and impress their friends.

Moda Addicted said...

Loved this post! This is a cool DIY project to include kids. My nieces just moved to my hometown and this is a great activity for them!

Kimberly Stroh said...

My son is a little young for this craft, but I need to share it with my Sister. My Niece would love this! We just discovered the saltine flavor of Goldfish!

Rachel Langer said...

The pumpkins are really cute but I am in love with the tissue monster box! My boys would try to feed it too.

galatealily said...

This totally reminds me of the Christmas countdown rings I used to make when I was a kid! Have you heard about this? I think your kids would adore this :)

Jena said...

I love the cute crafts. Something for mom and the kids! My girls LOVE Goldfish as well!

Christine Cox - The Choosy Mommy said...

I love QUICK and easy crafts. Usually my 4 year old and I do crafts when her little brother is sleeping so they have to be speedy. I think the curled pumpkins will be on our craft list this week!

Terri Steffes said...

How much fun is that! I love crafts that are fast and fun yet make beautiful creations!

Carolyn @ Fennell Seeds said...

My daughter loves the rainbow goldfish. I love the monster tissue box, she will love making that one.

Teresa Simply Made Fun said...

Both crafts are adorable but I absolutely love the pumpkins! This is such a fun mommy/daughter date. And the goldfish, I'm 30 and still love snacking on them. haha

Ellie Augustin said...

I love getting crafty with my kids and this is so cute I am gonna my daughters if they want to dress up a tissue box this weekend! Thanks for sharing.

Taylor Mobley said...

These are SO CUTE! I love doing little crafty things like this, especially with kids. Totally precious.

Stacey said...

Such cute crafts, and I love how they use supplies you already have around the house! I wish my kids were young again so I could craft with them!

Ana said...

This might be one of my favorite hacks of yours yet. If this isn't perfect for Halloween then I did know what is. Love it!

Robin Rue said...

I have never seen anything like those paper curl pumpkins. What a creative idea for Halloween!

Reesa Lewandowski said...

We always have tissue boxes around this time of year. This would be the perfect activity for my kids.

Krystle Cook said...

Goldfish snacks plus really cute fall crafts! I am loving it all. My kids would dig all of this.

Amanda Love said...

I am loving all these craft ideas for the fall! The pumpkin is adorable and you could even combine the two crafts together by using curled paper to decorate the tissue box!

Dana Vento said...

I'm sure my son would love the idea of Tissue Box Monster! I love that fun idea because we have a tons of tissue box.

Heather said...

I love that tissue box monster craft! My kids will love that! And I am pretty sure my youngest lives off of goldfish crackers right now...

Tough Cookie Mommy said...

This is such a cute and creative craft to make. I love that you spent time with your daughter creating these. There is nothing like spending quality time making arts and crafts.

Rachel Catherine said...

Those are cute! My daughter would love making the monster. I'm not sure she would have the patience for the pumpkin though.

Amber N said...

I like that tissue box monster. My daughter would so love that!

Brittany Muddamalle said...

How cute! I've been looking for new craft ideas for our Halloween party and I love these! I could even try it with ghosts!

Angela Campos said...

My daughter loves doing art projects! This looks like the perfect Halloween fun for us to do over the weekend!

Kristin Carbery said...

I love these two crafts. The monster tissue box is the cutest thing ever for Halloween! We love all kinds of Goldfish but I have to say the princess ones have been making an appearance around our house a lot lately.

Whitney S. said...

I used to love doing crafts with my mom growing up! I love the idea of the Tissue Box Monster. I don't have any kids, but my husband ate some goldfish crackers tonight!

Koninika Patel said...

Such beautiful crafts and looks so easy for children to try it out. I like how this encourages children to learn through play. Mine would love this! Not only does this help strengthen the bond between a parent and the child, but also helps children learn so many different skills

jillconyers said...

I haven't done a curled paper project in forever. My kids loved it when they were younger and I still have their creations.

Made In a Day said...

What cute crafts for kids~Thanks for linking up to Merry Monday! Pinned! Have a great week!
Kim

Oh My Heartsie Girls Weekly Linkup said...

Hi Debra, these are so cute, very clever and I would love to have you share on my WW this week. Please stop by. Oh My Heartsie Girls Wordless Wednesday
Pinned to share!!
Hope you have a great week.
Karren

Jeanette L. said...

I found you on the DIY Forum submission site for fall projects! Thanks so much for posting - I love curled paper projects! Sharing today on my social media....thank you again! http://forum.snazzylittlethings.com

 
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