wooden shape puzzle for toddlers

It's OK to be different! That's the message of the square pumpkin. Pumpkins and everyone come in lots of shapes and sizes.Celebrate uniqueness, be creative, and dare to be different. Being different shouldn't be scary but fun.


Here's an easy, unique Halloween project for your kids. Make a square pumpkin from wooden building blocks. And don't stop at making our version,create your own square pumpkin from a set of wooden blocks. Read on for easy to follow instructions and make something "boo"tiful.


BLOCKS NEEDED-


These are the blocks you'll need for this fun Halloween project. If you need any extra shapes check out


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Small Basic Blocks-(4)4", (1)6", (3)8"


Large Basic Blocks-(2)2", (10)4", (10)6"


Arch-1 large


Columns-(1)4"


Square Post-(1)4"


Window Blocks-(2)2"single hole, (1)triple hole


Rhombus-(2)


blocks for square pumpkin halloween project


STEP 1


Make the square shape of your pumpkin. Use (2)2" large blocks placed flat on their long sides for the 


front. Then the left and right sides will each be made of (4)4" large blocks standing on end. The back


side will have (2)4" large blocks with a small 4" block in the middle. 


wooden blocks square pumpkin step 1


STEP 2


On the left, right and back side repeat the  pattern only stack 6"  wooden blocks on top of your base. Leave the


front side open. So you will use (10) large 6" wooden building blocks and (1)6" small block.


wooden building blocks square pumpkin step 2


STEP 3-MAKE YOUR PUMPKIN'S MOUTH


On the front side of the square place an arch with the curved part facing up. Then place a 4" small block


on the top.


halloween project for kids with wooden blocks step 3


STEP 4-MAKE THE PUMPKIN'S NOSE


In order to make a triangle space for the nose use (2) rhombus and (2)4" small blocks. 


The easies way to place these is to put the rhombus so their longest side touch each


other and hold them in your hand like this. Then balance them on their tips carefully


placing them in the center on top of the mouth. Then add the 4" blocks on each side. 


This is a little tricky, might need mom to help you. 


blocks for kids square pumpkin project step 4


STEP 5-MAKE THE PUMPKIN'S EYES


On top of the nose balance a 2" single hole window block (the one with the holes in them) on each side.


They will initially tip but then add the 4" square post block lying on top of the eyes and it should hold 


them straight. But if not your pumpkin will just be a little googly eyed! More creative!


halloween project for kids with wood blocks step 5


STEP 6-MAKE THE TOP OF YOUR PUMPKIN


Take the (3)8" small blocks and the triple hole window block and lay them flat on top of your pumpkin


as shown below. 


Note if you want to light up your pumpkin place a small light inside before you add the top.


kids halloween project blocks pumpkin step 6


STEP 7-ADD THE STEM


Lastly give your pumpkin a stem by putting the 4" column into the center hole of the triple window. 


fbuild this with blocks step 7


 And there you have your


WOODEN BLOCKS SQUARE PUMPKIN!


A FUN HALLOWEEN PROJECT FOR KIDS!


Light it up with a small safe light for the full Halloween effect!


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Here's some more fun Halloween creations to build from blocks. 


See these fun Halloween creations to build from blocks. See our Frankenstein, Haunted House, Skeleton,  Hogwarts or Dracula's Castle .


If you want some other simple halloween projects for young kids see our 


 Bat, Owl,  or Jack-O-Lantern. These are simple table top designs for little ones.


For even more ideas see our Building Block Project Ideas Page


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Yes,  wooden blocks can be a toy that is different and unique each time you play. 


You can use wooden building blocks for Halloween Activity Ideas ! 


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