Virtual Refrigerator-- Making a Yarn Pumpkin

Thanks for stopping by and joining us again this week as we host another virtual refrigerator arts and crafts link up.

We are winding down our fall crafting season and will soon be turning our attention to making Christmas gifts and home decor items but I first wanted to share our yarn pumpkin craft.

We blew up a balloon until we had a nice round shape we liked.

We tied the pumpkin to the light above our table making sure we could easily reach.

Then we began dipping long strands of orange yarn into a disposable cup of school glue.  Once the yarn was coated in glue we wound it around our balloon; trying to cover the balloon fairly evenly.

Alec was curious if we could do the same thing using orange crepe paper so we tried watering down the paint just a bit and strung up another balloon to wrap with our crepe paper. 

Once we were happy with how our balloons looked we left them to dry overnight.

Before removing the balloon from inside the yarn we went around and made sure to press down on the balloon and separate it from the yarn so we had a nice around ball when we deflated the balloon and removed it.

Sadly we were unable to pull the balloon away from the crepe paper and the crepe paper balloon became a mangled ball as the balloon deflated.

With just our one yarn pumpkin remaining we pulled out some pipe cleaners and made up a stem and some leaves/vines to finish off the pumpkin.

I just love how it looks nestled alongside the other pumpkins on our mantle.

Now without further ado I invite you to grab a "magnet" and link up your arts and crafts posts below and visit some other bloggers to see what they shared on their refrigerators.

Your art project doesn't need to be a stand alone post, nor does it need to be a tutorial.  We love day in the life posts or homeschooling wrap- ups that show art work too! 

So what do you have to share with us?

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