This pretty suncatcher craft was a nice alternative to playing with real pumpkins!
To start, I taped a large piece of contact paper on to our craft table, sticky side up, and then set out a tray filled with squares of cut tissue paper. We had squares in red, orange, and yellow.
Veronika immediately loved pressing the tissue paper onto the sticky surface and seeing that they got left behind when she lifted her hand away.
I helped a little so that we could completely fill in a roughly circular area.
Cover with a second sheet of contact paper, sticky side down, then trim into a pumpkin shape.
For a stem, I simply taped on a rectangle of green construction paper. Hang in a window or doorway and watch the sun play tricks through the colors.
You’ll get a neat double dose of orange, first from anywhere your toddler has actually attached orange tissue paper, and second from any place that yellow and red overlap!