The Green/Eco Trumpet

pumpkin trumpet

Toys can be created from simple things.  In the past, when children were not flooded with complex/expensive toys and games, creativity was  more present in day by day children activities.

This article shows how a pumpkin leaf can be used to create a TRUMPET!

Parent supervision is needed (using a knife to cut the leaf from the plant)

What is needed

  • Pumpkin plant
  • cutting tool (knife, cutter, scissors)

Step 1 – choose a pumpkin leaf

pumpkin trumpet

pumpkin trumpet

Step 2 – cut the leaf close to the base

pumpkin trumpet

pumpkin trumpet

Step 3 – Clean the leaf vine of little thorns

With the side of the knife gently move along the vine, the little thorns are cleared. (see below video)

Step 4 – Cut the leaf from the vine (not too close on the vine, you don’t want a whole on the small side of the vine)

pumpkin trumpet

pumpkin trumpet

pumpkin trumpet

pumpkin trumpet

Step 5 – Cut a small opening on the vine (not too much)

pumpkin trumpet

pumpkin trumpet

pumpkin trumpet

pumpkin trumpet

Step 6 – Blow, be sure you are not closing the opening of the vine with your lips.

 

July 10, 2018

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