Those mini pumpkins and gourds are oh so cute. In addition to putting them on display, put them to work—as stamps!
- Mini gourds and pumpkins
- Sharp knife
- Cutting board
- Plastic container lids
- Hole punch
- Cut the pumpkins in half, split by the stem. Cut gourds in half lengthwise.
- Use the lids of discarded disposable containers (like yogurt or hummus) to hold the paint.
- Cut out name cards, thank you cards or gift tag shapes from the cardstock.
- Dip the cut end of gourd or pumpkin into the paint and then stamp onto the paper.
Stamping is so easy and fun that your kids could make an entire lifetime of thank you cards or gift tags!
To make place cards for the Thanksgiving table, have children write the names of guests under the stamped shape. Inside they could write a little note, or separately include a thank you card describing what they love about each guest. Stamped gift tags could be attached to party favors or leftover kits.