I am a serial overachiever. In high school, I was the girl who made it home just before curfew, but not because I was out partying or hanging out with friends. Instead, One Act Play practice, yearbook deadlines and C-Team meetings kept me out all night. If I didn’t have too much on my plate, it wasn’t enough. That has stuck with me my whole life.
Recently, I volunteered to be the Room Mom for my son’s preschool class. My dad likes to make fun of me because I’m already a Room Mom and my kid isn’t even in real school. Of course I am. The sad thing is that I didn’t even know what a Room Mom was before volunteering.
Apparently, Room Moms plan all the class parties and help the teacher with any projects throughout the year. This is right up my alley, and I’ve been scouring Pinterest for fun activities to do at all of our parties. Sadly, I won’t be able to be at the Fall Harvest Party next week, but I’ve already planned the craft for it.
These Patchwork Pumpkins are the perfect toddler craft. With just a few supplies, your kids can create a unique and fun craft. We made these with my niece and nephews a few weeks ago, and they all had so much fun.
Here’s what you need:
Small Pumpkins, Brightly Colored Tissue Paper, Modge Podge
Paint a layer of Modge Podge on the pumpkins.
Cut the tissue paper into small squares and press them onto the Modge Podge in a patchwork pattern.
It’s ok to overlap them. It looks really cute when none of the pumpkin’s skin is showing. And it’s ok if it gets messy!
Once the pumpkin is covered in tissue paper squares, paint a top coat of Modge Podge, making sure to cover all of the tissue paper and allow to fully dry.
The kids were so proud of their pumpkins!
Have you ever been a Room Mom?