Kids love to play this party game, racking up points by tossing pumpkin-, ghost-, and cat-shaped
felt beanbags into the openings in the pumpkin.
2. For the pumpkin board, enlarge the pumpkin pattern, and trace onto plywood. Cut out with jigsaw. Cut out eyes, nose, and mouth. Sand the edges. Paint the entire pumpkin bright orange. Let dry. Paint the lines around the eyes black and the remaining lines dark orange.
3. Attach the fir board to back at top edge using hinge. Screw chain between brace and pumpkin at bottom edge. Drill holes in pumpkin 1 1/2 inches from top and 4 inches from sides. Attach wire through the holes.
2. Enlarge the patterns onto tracing paper. Transfer each design onto one square of felt (ghost on white, pumpkin on orange, and cat on black) using marking pen. (Note: Do not cut out.) Cut a 1 1/2 x 2 3/4-inch rectangle from green calico for the pumpkin stem.
3. Using all six plies of the embroidery floss and referring to dots on patterns, work black French knots for ghost eyes, white French knots for cat eyes, and black Xs for pumpkin eyes. Work black backstitches for pumpkin smile.
4. For pumpkin stem, fold calico in half crosswise, right sides together, to form a 3/4 x 1 5/8-inch rectangle. Using 1/4 inch seams, sew short sides. Turn right side out. Press under 1/4 inch on raw edge.
5. For each shape, place the embroidered square on an unstitched square, wrong sides facing. Pin pumpkin stem to top of pumpkin as indicated by Xs on pattern. Stitch along sewing line, leaving opening as indicated by slashes on pattern. Fill bags with beans or rice; sew openings closed. Cut out 1/4 inch from seam using pinking shears.