It’s October first!! Sigh…I love October so very much. My son and I went on a walk last night and the air was crisp, the leaves were falling and we could hear the sound of the high-school band in the distance playing during a football game.
We are so excited about it being the first week of October that we are going to celebrate the first 5 days of the month by showing you 5 Pumpkins 5 Ways followed by a Pumpkin Themed Linky Party right here on October 7th!
To kick things off I’m going to show you how to make a Pumpkin Clock.
Yep. You read that right.
I had a totally different pumpkin craft planned for today but that ended up being a complete and utter project FAIL!
So, what do you do when you know Pumpkin week is coming up and the clock is ticking?
Why, you make a Pumpkin Clock of course!
Here’s what you will need to make your own Pumpkin Clock:
Step 1: Using a serrated knife or pumpkin carving tool, cut a hole in the bottom of a foam pumpkin large enough to put your hand through.
Step 2: Determine the “face” side of your pumpkin and the location of the clock hands. Make a small hole by tapping on a screwdriver with a hammer.
Step 3: Insert the clock mechanism (make sure to put the battery in first!) and feel around until you locate the hole. Insert the tip of the mechanism through the hole.
Step 4: Attach the clock hands according to package directions.
Step 5: Stencil numbers with paint or attach number stickers.
Now, all you have to do is set it to the right time and jump up and down with excitement when you hear the “ticking” and realize that it actually worked!
Well, I guess the jumping up and down part is optional.
I don’t know what it is about this project but I feel a special kinship with this pumpkin clock.
Maybe it’s because it’s so simple.
Maybe because I love fall and I love being punctual which makes it the perfect combination.
Maybe it’s because after my complete pumpkin project fail it was nice to have an idea actually work.
Maybe it’s because my kids thought it was super cool which is the ultimate seal of approval.
Whatever the reason, I love my little pumpkin clock.
And I think it might love me back!
Be sure to come back tomorrow when Heather will be sharing the next Pumpkin Project in our series!
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