October 27

Soft Sculpture Pumpkins

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              photo by Mrs. Sullivan

Before we stuff ourselves silly with Halloween candy, we stuffed some pantyhose to create plump pumpkins. We made a soft-sculpture decoration–a pumpkin, that won’t rot like real pumpkins. In fact, our sculptures will last for years to come!

 

 

  • Each student was asked to bring in 2 pairs of nylons…they could be skin-colour, black, pink, purple, etc.
  • We then stuffed our pantyhose with a fluffy material called fiberfill.
  • We cut the legs off 2 pairs of pantyhose, along with the toes.
  • Next, we arranged the legs on a flat surface, crossing over each other in the center like the spokes of a wheel so that there’d be eight open-ended tubes radiating from the center. We stapled the centre.
  • We stuffed our ‘tubes’ with fiberfill and then gathered up the tubes, holding them together with a rubber band at the base and another at the top. Voila!
  • The last step was painting the pumpkins and the stem.

See below if you’d like to see the instructions visually.

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What is your costume for Halloween? Does your family decorate their home?

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Posted October 27, 2016 by MrsS in category Teacher Talk, The Arts

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