Friday, October 14, 2011

Newspaper Bag Pumpkins

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We get newspapers 3 days a week and then a free mid-week one, so we have plenty of these orange newspaper bags floating around. 
When life gives you bags, make some pumpkins, right?

I drew some faces on them, then trustingly handed Bear the permanent marker. 

He made a few lines, but was more interested in what happened when he stopped leaning down on the bag... The bag went blowing away in the yard.  He ran and got it. Came back. Let it go again. Came back again. He did this probably 10 times. 

((Why did I share this part?  i think it's neat when I can expand on daily life happenings that
he is interested in.  And what a great way to talk about cause and effect.  It came in the middle
of our project, but I wanted to let him go ahead and explore his new finding of how the wind blows. ))

After he grew tired of running back and forth, we were ready for the next step... rocks.

We added just enough to keep them from blowing away in the Midwest wind.

Then it was over to the lawn to fill them with leaves.  After they were twisty-tied shut, we put them on the porch.

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Deborah said...

I love this idea - I never thought of saving those bags!! Now I wish I had!

Tiaras & Bow Ties - Think Smink said...

Andie, I love this idea. I would have never even thought to save those bags much less make such sweet pumpkins out of them! He is growing so fast!

Jenna said...

what a cute idea! Thanks for sharing! :)

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