I stumbled upon the idea for these Coffee Filter pumpkins on The Happier Homemaker where there were made by an adult using sponge ink. I loved the simplicity of the pumpkins, and decided to modify them so my younger children could make this Halloween craft.
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Coffee Filter Pumpkins
You will need:
- Large coffee filter
- Washable orange marker (we used Crayola Washable Markers)
- Spray bottle with water
- Green paper
- Ribbon, wire or Easter grass
- Tray or plate
Give your child a coffee filter and an orange marker and have them color the coffee filter. They don't need to cover every inch of the coffee filter as the color will run as it gets sprayed.
Squeeze the coffee filter together to make your pumpkin. At this point you will need to secure it with something so it doesn't open up. You can use ribbon, wire, tape or a rubber band. Before you secure it, add a small piece of branch to the middle. We happened to have Easter grass on hand so I tied it up with that. I don't have a photo of this step since it requires both hands.