We had so much fun creating this tiny pumpkin patch playset for our little friends (in this case, Calico Critters). Emily has been busy helping me make this, and then playing with it all day!
Tiny Pumpkin Patch Playset — Cuteness Overload!!
October 17, 2009 by
First, we made tiny pumpkin seed packets with some paper and flax seeds. Dog got to work planting the pumpkins right away.
Then, a tiny vine (yarn with some felt leaves) started to grow….
The first pumpkin appeared (An acorn with the cap removed, painted. Does it get any more frugal than that?), but it was green! At this point, Bunny started to become very impatient and declared that these pumpkins were taking forever to grow. Emily tried to distract him with things he likes to do, and that seemed to help pass the time.
Finally!! The pumpkins turned orange! Bunny and Dog set out to pick their pumpkins. Bunny, however, was quite particular about his pumpkins… “This one’s too small. This one’s too big…” They were both so excited to see so many pumpkins to choose from!
They went home, and made Jack-o-Lanterns…..
…and lots of pumpkin pie (an acorn cap filled with some felt)!
Note: If you plan on keeping your pumpkin playset for an extended period of time, roast the acorns in a slow oven first, be careful not to burn them.
So much fun!!!