After a long hot summer, there's finally a nip in the air and that can only mean one thing — it's time to dig out our fall decor and start celebrating the change of seasons. Creating this adorable pumpkin button craft with your child is the perfect way to usher in the cooler weather. While many of those school art projects ultimately end up in the recycling bin, this is one piece of art that you'll never want to part with.
Have your child paint the canvas with the acrylic paint and allow it to dry thoroughly. (Apply two coats if necessary, allowing to dry fully between coats.) Measure and cut 4 (10 inch) pieces of ribbon and set aside.
Lightly freehand draw or trace a pumpkin shape onto the canvas with a pencil.
Have your child use buttons to lay out a wreath pattern that completely covers the light pencil mark. (Orange for the pumpkin, brown for the stem.)
Apply glue to the back of each button and place, glue side down, onto the canvas.
Once you have glued down the first layer of buttons, go back through and add smaller buttons where you have bare spots to fill the pumpkin in.
Place ribbon on the canvas, gluing it down as you go.
Wrap ribbon over the edge of the canvas and secure it to the back with glue.
Allow buttons and ribbon to dry fully before placing upright.
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