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Cross Window Pumpkin Bible Craft

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In A Nutshell

We love creating Christian Pumpkins for fall celebrations. This Cross Window Pumpkin looks like a stained glass window when lit. This Bible craft can be completed by even young children with the help of an adult.

Cross Window Pumpkin Bible Craft
Cross Window Pumpkin Bible Craft

Ages

Elementary, tweens, teens, adults

Estimated Time

45 minutes

What You Will Need

  • Medium to large pumpkin
  • Tape
  • Push pin
  • Carving tools
  • Cross Window Pumpkin Template (See Downloads Below).
  • Printer paper
  • White vinegar in a spray bottle (optional)
  • Ribbon
  • Black fabric paint
  • Tea light

Preparation

  • Print the template on a piece of copy paper.

Instructions

  • Cut the top off the pumpkin by cutting a circle about 2" from the stem.
  • Remove the lid and set aside for later.
  • Scoop out the seeds and insides of the pumpkin and throw away.
  • Tape the template to the front of the pumpkin.
  • Use the push pin to make dots on all of the lines of the template. These will be your cutting guides once the template is removed.
  • Remove the template.
  • Use the carving tools to cut out the cross in the middle and remove. (Shown in black on the template).
  • Carefully peel the skin off the areas for the window (Shown in gray on the template).
  • Carefully remove more of the inside pulp of the windows by gently scraping it away. We thinned this area about 50%.
  • Use a nail to put holes around the outside of the window.
  • Spray the inside of the pumpkin with the vinegar. Also spray the outside of the pumpkin where you removed the peel. This will help make the pumpkin last longer.
  • Tie a bow around the stem.
  • Outline the window with paint. Make random curved lines inside to give it a stained-glass window look. Put dots of paint in between the holes around the window.
  • Once the paint has dried, place a lighted tea light inside.

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