At Easter I made paper egg ornaments to go on my Easter Egg tree. They were easy and turned out pretty cute; so for fall I thought why not make pumpkins!
This craft is great for kids but works well as an “adult” craft for decor as well. Here’s how I made them!
How To Make Paper Pumpkins
Step 1: Collect orange scrapbook paper in various patterns. If you’re doing this as a kids’ craft, construction paper is a good material as well. I used pipe cleaners for the stems and double sided scrapbook tape as an adhesive.
Step 2: Trace circle on the non-pattern side of the paper. I wanted my pumpkins to be two different sizes, so I traced two sizes of circles (thank you Ikea children’s dishes!) onto the back of my paper.
I was able to fit 2 small circles and one large on each sheet of paper.
Step 3: Cut out circles. I used 7 paper circles to make each pumpkin, but these pumpkins can be made with as little as 3 or 4 circles, or even more!
Step 4: Fold each circle in half with the “wrong” side out
Step 5: Attach the circles together one by one, using the double sided tape. Be careful NOT to attach the first and last halves together prior to completing step 6.
I prefer double sided tape for paper crafts because it’s not messy and it’s super sticky, but my toddler helped me using a glue stick, and it worked well too!
Step 6: Twist 2 green pipe cleaners together to make the stem. Twirl a third piece around your finger and attach to the first piece making a ’t’ shape.
Step 7: Insert the pipe cleaner stem before attaching the last 2 halves together.
Step 8: Use scissors to trim up the edges where white is showing and cut the bottom off of each pumpkin so they stand up.
And voila! Cute and easy paper pumpkins!
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