This is another easy Halloween project for Kids and you to make together and adds a homemade twist to your Halloween decoration. We also used it as a learning element for my eldest who is learning to read and spell.

Happy Halloween Stamped Bunting

Materials for Stamped Pumpkin Happy Halloween Bunting

Apple
Orange Paint
White Paper/Cardstock
Green and black Marker
Scissors
Decorative Paper to make the bunting
String for hanging
Hole Punch

Stamping Pumpkins

If you didn’t wish to stamp the pumpkins you could find an image and print out to make the pumpkins for the bunting but we love stamping and an apple is the perfect shape for a pumpkin especially as we have a few left from apple picking in the early autumn.

Happy Halloween Stamped Bunting

Cut the apple in half through the stem and to make it easier to stamp with the apple I always cut a handle into the apple on the reverse side. Cut down about half way through the apple and then across to meet this cut. Do the same on the other side of the apple and you have a handle that the kids can use to make printing easier.

Happy Halloween Stamped Bunting

Then print the pumpkins with orange paint a number of times on the paper. We went mad printing and printed way over what we needed for the bunting but that was perfect as it gave us enough for another activity. At the minimum you will need 15 pumpkins stamped for the banner – we used 18 in our banner.

Happy Halloween Stamped Bunting

Leave to dry and then using a green marker add a stem to the pumpkins and cut around leaving a small white border to the pumpkins.

Happy Halloween Banner

Using decorative paper cut out the number of “flags” that you will need for the bunting. We decided upon a mottled transparent paper that was A5 in size. I cut the paper in half and then we put a simple triangle cut in the bottom perfect “flags” for our bunting.

Happy Halloween Stamped Bunting

Glue on the Pumpkins to the flags.

Happy Halloween Stamped Bunting

On the pumpkins write Happy Halloween – I left my eldest J to do this and he wrote Happy fine as it was a recent sight word – when it came to Halloween he sounded it out using his phonics knowledge and we came up with H a LL o w EE N on different flags – perfect for him and something that we can put up each time.

Happy Halloween Stamped Bunting

With our spare pumpkins we decorated them with some jack-o-lantern faces. J drew the faces himself with scary mouths.

Happy Halloween Stamped Bunting

For T (3 and a half) I drew a face outline for her and then she coloured it in.

Happy Halloween Stamped Bunting

Hole punch across the top and then thread string/yarn through and string up ready for Halloween.

Happy Halloween Stamped Bunting

We’ve added our Easy Halloween Jack-o-lanterns above the bunting and they make perfect quick and easy to make Halloween decorations for the home that kids came make.

Happy Halloween Stamped Bunting

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Cerys Parker

Cerys is a marine biologist, environmental educator, high school teacher and mum. Realising that life doesn't have to be put on hold and you don't just have to survive whilst the kids are young she shares ideas to inspire you to LIVE with the kids, with activities to do together, recipes to cook and enjoy and family travel to make memories to last a lifetime.

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