Making a pumkin from wool

Using a piece of strong cardboard and lots of wool you can easily make a pretty and soft pumpkin. This craft work is suitable for slightly older (more patient) children. A fun activity to do indoors when the days get colder. For still more fun ideas of things to do in the winter click here leuke winter knutsel ideeën.

How to make this pumpkin from wool:

  • Cut out two circular shapes from a piece of sturdy cardboard. The larger the circle, the larger the pumkin will be but if the circles are too large you will need lots of wool. Cut a largish hole in the centre of each circle. You will be passing the wool through these holes and if the holes are too small  you cannot get enough wool through so your pumkin will be a a bit thin and not so pretty.
  • Put the two circles together and start to wind the wool through the central hole. Keep winding the wool through the hole. You could use a thin folded piece of cardboard as a needle.It is also quicker if you wind two or three strands of wool at the same time. If you use different coloured wool you get an even better effect.
  • When you can’t get anymore wool through the hole your pumkin is nearly ready. Cut through the middle of the wool on the outer edge, so that you can see the two cardboard circles. You should try to cut the wool between the two pieces of cardboard to get a nice edge. Once you have cut through the wool  take a length of sturdy cotton or string which you wrap a couple of times between the circles. Knot the end and leave a length over so that you can hang up your pumpkin.
  • Now you can cut away the the cardboard circles and trim the wool to make a nice, even, round pumpkin.

 

Pompoen van wol

Cardboard needle

Pompoen van wol

Wrapping the wool around the cardboard

Pompoen van wol

 Shapes made of wool

Pompoen van wol

Trim the edges

Pompoen van wol

The end result

Pompoen van wol

So soft

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