Thursday, October 18, 2012

Look Mom, I'm a Gourd! - Kids' Decoupage Craft

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My girls have been begging me daily to carve their pumpkins.  Since they won't accept my explanation that their pumpkins will turn into two piles of slimy mush by the time Halloween rolls around, I needed to come up with another pumpkin related craft to appease them.  Then I came across Vicki's awesome Vanity-Kins on homevestures and was immediately inspired to make them with the girls.  Of course I had to put my own spin on the craft and decided to put the girls' faces on our gourds.

To start, I took several photos of each girl, instructing them to make different faces.  After cropping and enhancing the photos, I printed them on glossy paper.

faces

Then we cut out their eyes, noses and mouths.  This was easy enough for Juju, but I had to help Imp because she isn't that good at cutting small shapes yet.

cutting out faces

Next, I had them glue their faces to the gourds.  Again not a problem for Juju, but the two year old needed constant attention to keep her on task {not gluing the faces to the table and her shirt!}  After the girls went to bed, I brushed a layer of white glue over the entire surface of each gourd to seal it.

gluing faces to the gourds

The girls started playing games with their gourds as soon as they got up this morning.  When I showed this picture to Juju, she exclaimed, "Mommy, it looks like I have three heads on one body!  I CAN'T BELIEVE IT!"  Five year olds can be so dramatic.


Here is the finished product......

Craftiments:  Look Mom, I'm a Gourd!  Kids' Decoupage Craft
Craftiments:  Look Mom, I'm a Gourd!  Kids' Decoupage Craft
Craftiments:  Look Mom, I'm a Gourd!  Kids' Decoupage Craft
Craftiments:  Look Mom, I'm a Gourd!  Kids' Decoupage Craft

These were so much fun to make and the girls love playing with them.   I think we have a new Halloween tradition!





Thank you for featuring my gourds!

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15 comments :

  1. Those are so stinkin' cute! I love that you used their pics! Great job!

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  2. That is an awesome idea. I love that you used their own pictures.

    Found you threw Thee Networking Blog Hop, following via RSS and Twitter :)
    Ashley
    Beauty Flawed

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  3. hahaha so cute! my cousins would love these! New follower from the blog hop :)

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  4. These are great - what an awesome idea, thanks! I pinned it, of course.

    Glad I found your site on Thee Networking Blog Hop!

    I love to craft, too! (Cotton Ridge Create! - http://cottonridgellc.com)

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  5. LOL! Those are hilarious, but also a tiny bit creepy looking! Hahahah!
    Dropping by from the Live Laugh Rowe blog hop. :)

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  6. What a fun project! Too cute using their own little faces to make the cutest gourds:) I am just dropping in from the hop to check them out. I am pinning to make these with my grandbabies:)

    I would also love to invite you to share this post or any of your other favorite post at Freedom Fridays Blog Hop. (no rules and live now).

    Hope you week is fabulous!
    PS On my way to follow via pinterest, goggle+ and twitter:)

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  7. Haha...those are seriously hilarious! It looks like a lot of fun making them too.

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  8. These are really cool & cute! I can't wait until my daughter is old enough to craft with me. :-)

    T'onna

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  9. This are just too cute!! What a great craft to do with your daughters, too! Thank you so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent. :)

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  10. Now that is one creative idea! love it and so happy to see you on Craft Schooling Sunday!

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  11. Those are so cute (and your girls are adorable)! Thanks for linking up to The Weekly Creative. Hope to see you again next week :)

    Shannon @ Sewing Barefoot

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  12. LOL. That is so funny and cute! Thank you for sharing this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  13. What a great idea to fill the time between after school and trick or treating today. Featuring this at the All Star Block Party. Head on over and grab your button.

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  14. These are so CUTE! What a FUN idea!!! I LOVE it!!!
    Have a GREAT day and Happy Halloween!!!

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