- 2 of those little plastic pumpkins from the Dollar store
- white glue
- a few paper towels
- recycled container for the glue mix
- sheet of wax or parchment paper, or an old plastic bag
- paint, acrylic or tempera
- Mod Podge, optional
Cut or tear your paper towels into strips. Mix up your white glue with some warm water (makes it feel less yucky for the kids) in your recycled container. 1 to 1 ratio.
Remove the plastic handle.
Working on top of your wax paper,
start covering your little pumpkin with strips crossing the ends over.
The middle pumpkin only needs a couple of coats but for the bottom one you want it to be a bit larger so add a few more.
Leave the opening in the plastic pumpkin as is, you don't need to cover it over.
For the top pumpkin I took a 1/2 sheet of paper towel and scrunched it into a ball. I then papier mache a layer or two on top of this. You could also use paper, foil or newspaper.
Try to keep it smaller than your middle pumpkin.
When you added all the features you want let dry. You'll need to turn them every so often to get all sides to dry out.
I used the glue gun but you could use tacky glue.
.........and that's it. You can vary your tower having the faces looking out at slightly different positions if you want.
Give it a try and I'll see you next time.