We absolutely love Halloween, it is our favorite holiday (besides maybe Christmas) so every year we get super excited and celebrate all month long. This year my daughter wanted to make a Halloween countdown project like we usually make for Christmas. I thought it was a really fun idea so we grabbed some supplies from Oriental Trading Company, Crayola, and Party City to create this fun project.
Crayola Premier Tempera Paints (Black, Orange, Purple, Green)
Curling Ribbon (Orange, Purple, Black)
We found this awesome unfinished wood slat pumpkin from Oriental Trading Company and we knew it would be perfect for a project like this. They have the coolest Halloween craft supplies in their Halloween Headquarters this year. It even has a hanger on the back so you can easily hang it up. We painted the stem green and then alternated colors on the different sections on the slats. We used Crayola Tempera Paints, they are the best and give you really good coverage. Plus they are washable.
Once we had it all painted I went back through with black and highlighted the lines between the slats. To give it a little definition. I was letting an 8-year-old paint so there was some bleed over onto the next section and I thought this might help define the sections a little.
We found these really cool chalkboard labels at Oriental Trading Company that I thought would be perfect for this. You can write on them with chalk and then just wipe it off and change the number. How easy is that? So we added one to the pumpkin and just found some scrap foam letters I had laying around (can’t remember where I got them) to write out “Days Til Halloween”.
Finally, we used some orange ribbons I found from Oriental Trading Company and come curling ribbons I found at Party City to add some extra decorations. I just measured out about 6 inches and tied them around the stem. Then I used scissors to curl the ribbons. I matched the colors with the colors we used on the pumpkin.
We hung this up on the wall low enough that my 8-year-old can easily reach it and change the day each day. She loves writing on it with chalk and counting down the days until Halloween! So much fun!
Please visit Oriental Trading Company for your Halloween Decoration needs!
Please visit Crayola for your DIY Halloween Craft needs!
Please visit Party City for your DIY Halloween Craft needs!
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