Imagine an island in the middle of a river with fields and fields of pumpkins and their twisty vines and dark green leaves as far as you can see.
Welcome to Sauvie Island.
There’s hay rides, corn mazes, pony rides, tractors to climb on and booths full of Fall treats. As a child, I couldn’t have dreamed of a better place to start the Halloween season. We’d trek out to the middle of a field, find the biggest pumpkin we each could carry, cut the stems free and head home to carve them. Maybe it’s the Oregon pride in me, but there’s no better way to pumpkin patch than in a rain jacket and muddy boots. [end-story]
Candy Stems! I found the Laffy Taffy in my WinCo Bargain Bins, so I only took the green ones But Air Heads will work too! You don’t need to microwave those!
Tootsie Roll Stems! Unwrap, roll, pinch and done!
Laffy Taffy Leaves! Microwave for just a few seconds to warm it up, pinch a piece off, rolls, mold, mark and done!
Press the leaf on tightly!
For the vines I just rolled out long green piece, twisted/pulled a little and then made little loop-d-loops!
I know it’s still September, but Happy Halloween!