Total Time 1 to 2 hours Ages school-age

These warm and fuzzy fabric pumpkins will keep year after year. Try mixing textures and colors to create a mismatched patch of them.

What you’ll need

  • Fake fur, fleece, or other fabric
  • Scissors
  • Needle
  • Dental floss
  • Plastic shopping bag
  • Short stick

How to make it

  1. Squash Softies - Step 1For each pumpkin, cut a circle from a piece of fake fur, fleece, or other fabric (ours were roughly 8 inches in diameter).
  2. Thread a needle with dental floss and make a knot several inches from the end (you’ll use this tail to tie the floss together). Make wide stitches around the circle as shown, about a half-inch from the outer edge. Pull the floss to gather the edges, and stuff the resulting pouch with a plastic shopping bag.
  3. Place a short stick into the hole for a stem, then pull and knot the floss so that the fabric is cinched around the stick.