Monday, September 24, 2012

Three little pumpkins sitting on the fence


5 Little Pumpkins
5 little pumpkins sitting on a fence.
The first one said, "Oh my, it's getting late!"
The second one said, "There are witches in the air!"
The third one said, "Well we don't care!"
The fourth one said, "Let's run and run and run!"
The fifth one said, "I'm ready for some fun!"
Whoo-ooo went the wind
And out went the light
And the five little pumpkins rolled out of sight!
 
 OK!  I should have taken a bigger picture.  I had more than 5 pumpkins. 
Do you remember this cute little poem. There is hardly a preschool or kindergartener that doesn't learn that poem in school. I did daycare for 20 years, and it's one I taught to many, many children. 
These cute little pumpkins are ready to compete in a couple of challenges this week. Over at the Challenge at Create with Connie and Mary they want me to make a favor.  At Crafty Boots Challenge they want something to do with a nursery rhyme or childrens story.  And, at SU-Only Challenges, it's all about For The Kids this week.  Well, I think I've got those covered.
I made about a dozen of these favors for the craft sale last Saturday, and I am probably going to make some more.  These were something I just thought up when I came across this wonderful jack-o-lantern face punch from MS.  I found it at Marshall's and the price was too good to pass up.  I knew I could make all kinds of cute things with the face punched out, but this was the first thing that came to mind. 
The paper came from Stampin' Up's Summer Smooches DSP, Everyday Enchantment (retired) and Sweet and Sour (retired).  I pulled orange paper from all over the place to make a very cute assortment in my pumpkin patch.    I love the quick little hexagonal box.  I can tell you how easy these are to make.  Paper was 4 to 4 1/2" by 6 1/4" paper.  I made them various sizes which is why the width varies.  Score your paper every inch from 1 to 6, which leaves a 1/4" edge for fastening.  Score 1" from either end to make the flaps on both ends.  Cut down the one inch at each of the six scored sides.  Glue your 1/4" edge to form the hexagon, fold in your 1"flaps on either end, and you have a nice hex box.  I have the good fortune to have the pumpkin face to cut out, but you could decorate the box with cutouts or glued on faces.   For the top, I cut out green paper with my blossom punch,and then cut the blossom in half and creased the petals to create a leaf type of piece. I added a stem and a little tendril of curled paper. 
I filled them with some autumn colored Hershey Kisses which add a little color and sparkle inside.
Who would not want to find a cute little pumpkin like that sitting on the table or at your desk?   



8 comments:

  1. Oh, I love these cute little boxes, they are so much fun and so clever.

    Thank you for joining in the fun at Crafty Boots Challenges.

    Dionne

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  2. These are just darling made from the Stampin' Up! DSPs. Yes, I do remember that poem from when the kids were little! Thanks for playing along with the Saturday Favor Challenge on Create with Connie and Mary this week AND the SU Only Kids Challenge.

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  3. OMGosh, these are ADORABLE!!! And thank you for sharing that poem, I DO remember it and it brings back a flood of sweet memories! I am going to copy it right now into my "poem" file! TFS!

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  4. These are so cute. My granddaughter would love them. I've never heard that poem and plan on saving it for a future project. Thanks for sharing it and thanks for playing the Saturday Challenge at Create with Connie & Mary!

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  5. These pumpkins are adorable! I bet the kids can't wait to get their hands on those! Thanks for joining us for the favor challenge this week at Create with Connie & Mary!

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  6. So totally adorable! Thanks for sharing these fun pumpkin favors on Create with Connie and Mary. Smiles, Elizabeth

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  7. Oh I just love pumpkins and I love how you turned them into the favors! CUTE!! Thanks for playing along on the Create with Connie and Mary Holiday Edition 2012 Saturday Challenge!

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  8. These are adorable..I can see them with tealights in them for a holiday decoration! Battery operated of course for safety!

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