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Glitzy Fish Pumpkin Jack O’Lantern Bible Craft

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In A Nutshell

All age children can make this great Fish Pumpkin Jack O’Lantern Bible craft to decorate for the holidays. Although an adult needs to help with the carving, there is much the children can do. Pattern included.

Glitzy Fish Pumpkin Jack O’Lantern Bible Craft
Glitzy Fish Pumpkin Jack O’Lantern Bible Craft

Ages

All

Estimated Time

30-45 minutes

What You Will Need

  • Pumpkin (about the size of a volley ball)
  • CGC Fish Pumpkin Jack O’Lantern Template (See Downloads Below).
  • Paper (2 pieces)
  • Clear tape
  • Push pin
  • Sharp serrated knife
  • Long-handled spoon
  • Glitter
  • Shallow pan large enough to hold the pumpkin
  • White glue
  • Scissors
  • Votive candle
  • Wire star garland

Preparations

  • Print template on paper and cut in half. We have provided two sizes to use.

Directions

  • Adult Only: Using a sharp knife, cut a circle around the stem of the pumpkin. Angle your cut in to make removal of the top easier.
  • Have child use their hands or the spoon to scoop out as much of the seeds and stringy membrane as possible. (Note: you may wish to save the seeds to clean and dry for other crafts).
  • Tape the fish template to the front of the pumpkin.
  • Use the push pin to punch holes outlining the fish. Push the pin through the paper and into the skin of the pumpkin. (This will give you a pattern to follow when cutting).
  • Remove the template.
  • Adult Only: Use the knife to cut out the fish pattern on the pumpkin.
  • Crease the remaining piece of paper in half lengthwise. Open it back up and lay flat in the bottom of the pan.
  • Use glue to draw waves under the fish.
  • Place the pumpkin in the pan and sprinkle glitter on the glue.
  • Gently shake off excess glitter onto the paper in the pan.
  • Pick up the paper and fold it to allow the glitter to collect in the crease, then carefully pour the glitter back into the original container.
  • Draw circles for air bubbles and repeat adding the glitter.
  • Place candle in the bottom of the pumpkin and replace the lid.
  • Wrap wire garland around the stem.
  • Adult Only should light the candle when ready.

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