Turn your favorite book characters into pumpkins, in this case, Harry Potter and Hedwig pumpkins!
Last year when my oldest turned 9 I gave him the first Harry Potter book. He loved it! So I’ve been slowly parceling out the next books over time. Well, his 7 year old little brother decided he needed to read them, too. So now they are both burning through the books! My oldest is currently reading book 5 and the younger one is on book 4! Holy moly!
To say they are both Harry Potter obsessed would be an understatement at this point. We recently hosted a Harry Potter birthday party for my oldest. So when they were assigned at school to decorate a pumpkin based on their favorite book character… well, you can guess how that went! How fun did these Harry Potter and Hedwig pumpkins turn out???
My youngest chose Harry Potter for his pumpkin. The base is a faux white round pumpkin. I helped sketch the face, but my son did all of the painting. He did such a good job! I had an extra set of glasses left over from the party goodie bags so I took the sides off and hot glued them to the face.
My son showed off his sewing skills and sewed the scarf himself! We used 1 piece of red felt and 1 piece of yellow. We cut the red into thirds as 3 long strips. I did sew the ends together for him to make one long piece. Then we cut squares of the yellow and pinned them in place. Then my little guy sewed all the yellow pieces on. I was so proud of him!
The beak is a piece of cardboard my son painted black. The Hogwarts letter is leftover from our Harry Potter party. We used large white feathers, small black feathers, and fluffy white feathers for the wings and head.
And because the boys used faux pumpkins they can keep these as long as they want and keep them on their bookshelves with their Harry Potter books.
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