These Chenille Pumpkins are fun to make…mix and match sizes and colors for an entire pumpkin patch.
Chenille pipe cleaners, orange, yellow, and green
Wire cutters *ADULT use only
Craft wood wheels
Short Clothespins by Creatology
FOR THE SMALL CHENILLE PUMPKINS
1.ADULT: Hold three chenille stems in your hand and fold them in half. Cut along the fold with wire cutters.
2.Place the tip of a chenille stem into the bottom hole of a wooden spool, about 1/2″.
3.Bend the chenille stem up, forming a half circle, and place the end of the chenille stem into the top hole of the wooden spool.
4.Repeat four more times.
5.ADULT: Measure and cut a 3 inch length from a green chenille stem and twist the length around a pencil to form a curlicue.
6.Wrap one end of the curlicue stem around the top of the wood spool, wrapping the stem around the chenille stems to help hold them in place.
FOR THE LARGE CHENILLE PUMPKINS
1.Stack two wood wheels onto the end of a chenille stem so that the tip of the chenille stem is level with the top of the wood wheel.
2.Bend the chenille stem up, forming a half circle, and place the end of the chenille stem back down into the wood wheels through the holes.
3.Repeat five more times.
4.ADULT: Measure and cut a 3 inch length from a green chenille stem and twist the length around a pencil to form a curlicue.
TIP: For a different look, secure the curlicue to the top of the pumpkin with a clothespin.
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