Are you looking for a fun project for your students to do with their families? A Pumpkin Book Report is a creative way to combine art, literacy, and writing together. Your students will work with their families to decorate a pumpkin like a character in a book and complete the report. Over the years, our families and class have created a variety of book characters like The Grouchy Ladybug Inspired Pumpkin Book Report.
How To Make The Grouchy Ladybug Inspired Pumpkin Book Report:
- Black paint
- Red paint
- Paint brush
- Black pipe cleaner
- White craft foam
- Black craft foam
To begin decorating your pumpkin, wipe it clean and paint about the top three-fourths of it with the red paint.
After the paint dries, paint the bottom of the pumpkin with the black paint. Then, paint black spots on the red portion of the pumpkin.
After the paint dries, cut three black pipe cleaners in half. Next, flip the pumpkin over and glue three pipe cleaners on each side of the pumpkin. After the glue dries, bend the pipe cleaners to look like the ladybug’s legs.
Next, cut the ladybug’s head out of the black craft foam and the eyes out of the black and white craft foam. Then, glue the eyes onto the head.
After the glue dries, punch two holes on the top of the ladybug’s head. Next, cut a black pipe cleaner in half. Then, push one pipe cleaner through each hole and wrap them around the craft foam to secure them.
To complete ladybug pumpkin, glue the head onto the pumpkin and let it dry.
After decorating their pumpkins to look like a character in a book, they will complete the Pumpkin Book Report. They will answer questions like what does the character do in the story and what do you like about the character.
Whether your students make The Grouchy Ladybug Inspired Pumpkin or decorate one like another popular book character, they are sure to have fun working with their families to create a Pumpkin Book Report.