Friday, 26 October 2012

Pumpkin Pal Teddy and homemade pumpkins (little pumpkin, moody pumpkin, pumpkin bath bomb, pumpkin suncatchers, pumpkin books and pumpkin links)

This week we were sent a Pumpkin Pal Teddy from Build-A-Bear Workshop. Sunnyboy was absolutely delighted when he unwrapped the parcel and immediately fell in love with his new teddy, which is very soft and cuddly. We especially like it's pumpkin pattern design and it's pumpkin nose.

Later that day we made a little pumpkin for Sunnyboy's new teddy, using an orange mesh bath sponge, green ribbon and googly eyes.

The next day we decided to have a "pumpkin day" and make more homemade pumpkins. We made a moody pumpkin using this Free Moody Pumpkin Tutorial at Forest Fairy Crafts,

then we made a pumpkin bath bomb,

and finally we made pumpkin suncatchers (to add to our autumn window display), inspired by firstpalette.

We've been admiring pumpkins (we'll be pumpkin shopping at the car boot sale this weekend),

and to celebrate "pumpkin day" Sunnyboy had a Smarties chocolate pumpkin.

We also read pumpkin stories.

'Delicious! (A Pumpkin Soup Story)' by Helen Cooper

'The Old Woman and the Red Pumpkin' translated and adapted by Betsy Bang with illustrations by Rachel Merriman

25 pumpkin links from the Autumn Carnival:

Melted Crayon Pumpkins at Life with Moore Babies
Halloween Pumpkin Bags at PlayDrMom
Playing with Pumpkins! at PlayDrMom
Montessori-Inspired Pumpkin Unit at Living Montessori Now
5-Minute {no sew} Pumpkin at East Coast Mommy

Making an autumn tree with pumpkin seeds at Smiling like Sunshine
Moody Pumpkin Tutorial at Forest Fairy Crafts
Pumpkin Prints at What Do We Do All Day?
Roasted Pumpkin Seeds at Salt of the Earth Urban Farm
Mini Pumpkins at madebyjoey

Glowing Pumpkin Decorations at Mama Of Many Blessings
Pumpkin Fun at Mama Of Many Blessings
Fairy Pumpkin House at Little Homeschool Blessings
Playhouse Pumpkin at The Golden Gleam
Little Pumpkins at Ginx Craft

Pumpkin Pie Play Dough at 2 Big, 2 Little
Egg Carton Pumpkins at Time to Craft
Pumpkin Pancakes at
Textured pumpkin patch collage at KC Edventures
Autumn display with knitted pumpkins at Bridgit's Bell

Pumpkin folk art at The Usual Mayhem
Painting on pumpkins at our school at home
Pumpkin Tie Dye Shirt at
A Pumpkin Painting Story at A Simple Life
Paper Mache Pumpkin at Buggy & Buddy

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Note: We received a Pumpkin Pal Teddy from Build-A-Bear Workshop to review but have not received payment for this post. All opinions are our own.


  1. Pumpkin Pal Teddy looks really fun and very cuddly, we have fallen in love with him too. Great pumpkin ideas as well! Mum and Dad

  2. Love all the pumpkin activities and resources! We've been doing a lot of Halloween activities around here, too. We have a tradition every year where we carve our jack-o-lanteerns a week before Halloween. Then we light them every night and sing Halloween songs and I read a Halloween story, too.

  3. Your Moody Pumpkin is so cute! I am glad that you enjoyed sewing them! Thanks for finding us :)

    I look forward to making a bunch of these with my own children. Thanks again!

  4. Your moody pumpkin is so cute! I am glad you found us!

    I look forward to making many of these with my own children. Awesome collection! Thank you!

  5. oops- sorry I sent two! You can delete one- the first time it didn't say pending approval so I wasn't sure it found you. I love your site!
    Lenka from Forest Fairy Crafts :)

  6. Love your pumpkin!!!

    Thanks for sharing on Kids Get Crafty!


  7. What wonderful pumpkin ideas!! Thank you so much for sharing at Sharing Saturday!!

  8. Love your pumpkins - so cute!!

    Thanks for linking up to TGIF! Have a great week,
    Beth =-)