How to make The Grinch using a Gourd for a fun Christmas Craft!
How the Gourd Stole Christmas!
My boys went to Fall Family Fun Days at The Rock Ranch here in Georgia last weekend and came home with a couple of gourds. My 8 year old ran in the house with his gourd and said he wanted to make his into the Grinch. I thought that was such a great idea and that’s exactly what we did!
This Grinch Gourd is SO easy to make! We used black and yellow felt and a small/baby santa hat for his.
We cut our eyes out with the yellow felt. We cut the pupils, eye brows, mouth, and nose out with the black felt. I had the felt with the sticky back, but you could attach with glue. You could also even use yarn, foam, or construction paper!
My 5 year old wanted his to have hair so we used green pipe cleaner for his hair. I actually didn’t have green pipe cleaner so I sprayed white pipe cleaner with green edible color spray and let that dry. We just bent it to look like his hair and attached it on the top with a little bit of glue.
We put them in a couple of small cups that we had and printed out labels from our computer. The boys got to pick out what they wanted it to say.
I think this idea from my 8 year old is fantastic and they turned out so cute! Here are my boys with their Grinch Gourds…
If you live in GA you should definitely check out The Rock Ranch. The last Fall Fun Days is next Saturday. It is so worth going to and I am pretty sure it’s only 12 bucks to get in. Open 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. each Saturday, guests will enjoy themed entertainment plus Train Rides, Hay Rides, a Petting Zoo, Zip Lines, Pony Rides, the Pumpkin Cannon, Tiny Town and much more! My boys had a blast!!!
You can check out all of our other fun food Christmas creations HERE