Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Spookley the Square Pumpkin Recycled Tissue Box Halloween Craft

If you have kids, you're probably familiar with the cute story of Spookley, the Square Pumpkin.  It's long been a fall favorite in our house.  This year we decided to make our own Spookley, using items we found around the house.

Our supplies were an empty tissue box (yay, recycling!), a glue stick, some orange foam sheets (you could also use orange construction paper, or you could also have your child paint the box orange) and some green construction paper.


I gave Pierce a choice between drawing the pumpkin face himself or letting me draw it.  He asked me to draw it, because he wanted the pumpkin to look just like Spookley.  Once the face was drawn, Pierce glued the foam sheets and stuck them to the Kleenex box.  On the top piece, we had two orange pieces, so we could tuck a piece of the green stem underneath for added security.  Then we curled the green stem around like Spookley's.
A quick and easy craft - that ended up being a puppet as well due to the opening from the Kleenex!  Pierce really liked his Spookley the Square Pumpkin puppet!

This post linked with the Halloween crafts at Jdaniel4smom's blog.

32 comments:

Chris said...

Crafty! Looks like Pierce had fun making that.

Jill said...

That is adorable. What a great craft idea. You two should be proud. :)

JDaniel4's Mom said...

I have never heard of this book before. It looks really cute! Pierce's pumpkin is awesome.

Gone Country said...

What a fun and simple project! It turned out great and Pierce looks so happy with it! Definitely worth the effort to see the look on his face! So cute!

Melodie said...

That is a great project! You can tell by that big smile!

Valerie said...

Very crafty! You two did a great job making Spookley!

The Incredible Woody said...

What a fun craft!!

My Journey With Candida said...

How great that you do crafts with the kids. This is something they will remember always.

To this day, my Daughter and I still do crafts together when we get the chance and sometimes my Grandkids join in.

Slamdunk said...

Great idea Lisa. I am not familiar with Spookley, but with the young twins, this would be right up their alley.

TexWisGirl said...

that boy has such a joyous smile. :)

Chatty Crone said...

Great craft idea - hope you are sharing these with his teacher for ideas.
sandie

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

I most like the proud look on his face!

Mary said...

What a cute idea! I love his big smile. It's so fun being able to recycle things around the house. :)

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

This is so cute!! You always come up with the coolest projects!!

Helene said...

I love that...so cute! And I love that you found a way to make a craft from the story.

Garrett's teacher just read this book to them and he was talking about it to me the other day. It's wonderful when they read a story like this and really get the message that the book is sending.

Dawn said...

Cute! Nice work there buddy:)))

Ginny said...

I have never heard of this book, but I'm grabbing my iPad to get a sample now! Spookly is too cute! I'm always looking for crafts for the girls. He is just their age now, give him a big birthday hug and kiss for me!!!

blueviolet said...

Awwww,that's just the cutest!

Sandy said...

Cute. You and your craft ideas just amaze me.

camp and cottage living said...

Lisa
This will be fun to do with the grandkids when I see them next!
Pierce looks as smiley as Spookley!

Amish Stories said...

Thought id say hello Lisa, and will your little guys be doing any trick or treating?. I remember the good old days when it was safe to do so, sadly those days are pretty much gone. Richard

Carolyn said...

I'll have to check out that book. I love doing crafts with tissue/cereal boxes and toilet paper rolls - which can add up!

Farmchick said...

That is such a cute book and nice to see your little guy crafting.

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

He's such a cutie! I love his smile. :) (and no, I didn't know about Spookley until after reading your post. I learn so much from you youngsters!)

Debbie said...

ooohhhh that smile is priceless!! what a cutie pie!!

Kerri said...

How fun!

Angela said...

Now that is a very neat craft! You are great at thinking outside the box! hehehe

Myya said...

We just got this book last week. I didn't ever think about making a craft out of it. Brilliant! Hmmm guess that is what we will be doing tomorrow :) Thanks!

Grumpy Grateful Mom said...

My kids liked this book. The puppet turned out great.

Shell said...

So cute!

Jen said...

We love that book too! Your creativity always amazes me :)

Lexie Loo, Little Lily, and Dylan Too! said...

That turned out so cute!