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Plush Pumpkins

Treat your little one to a Halloween pal.

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Following Directions

What you need:

  • orange or yellow sock (knit works best to avoid fraying)
  • green ribbon
  • stuffing
  • black fabric marker

What to do:

  1. Stuff the sock to the desired pumpkin-like size and shape.
  2. Tie the opening shut with the green ribbon, then cut off the extra length of sock above the knot, leaving enough for a stem.
  3. Finally, draw a toothy-grinned face onto your pumpkin using the black fabric marker.

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