Plaid Pumpkins

Materials

  • Dow STYROFOAM Brand Foam Balls: 5”, 6”
  • Coordinating orange plaid shirts, two
  • Pumpkin stems, two

Tools

  • Wooden bamboo skewer
  • Hot glue gun and sticks

Basic Supplies

serrated knife, wax candle, scissors, straight pins, butter knife

Directions

STEP 1

  • Run serrated knife across wax candle. Trim off top of foam ball to form pumpkin shape. Gently and evenly press down on ball to flatten bottom.

STEP 2

  • Using skewer, form grooves from top to bottom of pumpkin. Make section widths irregular to resemble real pumpkins.

STEP 3

  • Cut one plaid shirt apart along seams. Working one section at a time, cut out material pieces from shirt to fit pumpkin sections. Using butter knife, press material into grooves; secure with pins hidden deep in grooves. Continue, covering all pumpkin sections. (Note: Keep plaid pattern vertical on all sections.)

STEP 4

  • Hot glue pumpkin stem to top of pumpkin.

STEP 5

  • Repeat Steps 1-4 with second foam ball and shirt.

Tip

  • 1. Pumpkin stems are easy to find at your local garden center, nursery, or pumpkin farm. They are also available online.
by Patty Schaffer for The Dow Chemical Co.
Plaid Pumpkins
Plaid Pumpkins