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I signed up to do a Fall Festival swap with a family this year.  We bought fall goodies for each other's children and sent them off.  It was so fun gathering things for her boys and we were surprised to see what her family had sent us.

One of the things she sent us was a Ziploc bag filled with foam pieces to make jack-o-lanterns.  She said the foam would stick to the tiles and bathtub (and we also found out they stuck to the girls!) when wet.

We have never done anything like this before and we were excited to try it out.  She even suggested dying some shaving cream orange and letting the girls paint with it to add to the fun.  We've done shaving cream in the past and they enjoyed it, but have never dyed it.

What resulted was a TON of fun!  The girls loved making different faces on the pumpkins, the wall, the bathtub and even their own bellies!!  The pieces float so it makes them easy to find in the bathtub--a little harder if you have bubbles!

These are very simple and inexpensive to make and I already have ideas to do this for Thanksgiving and Christmas!

Foam Jack-o-Lanterns
sent to me by:  Rebekah Survance

Supplies needed:  Orange foam sheets, 8 1/2 x 11 (one for each pumpkin); black and yellow foam sheets for the faces


What to do:
  1. Trace or draw a nice big pumpkin onto each orange foam sheet.  Try to take up as much of the sheet as you can and don't forget to include the stem.  (Note:  You could use green or brown foam to cut squares/rectangles for stems.)
  2. Trace or draw eyes, noses and mouths.  Be creative with your shapes.  They don't all need to be triangles and happy faces.
  3. Cut out your shapes.
  4. Have fun creating jack-o-lantern faces in the bath!

*Your jack-o-lanterns will stay put on the wall for at least a day if not bothered.  They will eventually fall off.  Make sure to gather your pieces so they don't go down the drain!








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