We’re having a lot of fun making fall crafts this year. I think after the past few months of heat and mosquitoes we’re just excited for some nice, cooler temperatures. And no mosquitoes. Pumpkins are, of course, a necessary part of all things fall, whether it’s pies or crafts. We have the pumpkin crafts covered, at least, with our Paper Pumpkin Craft.
It’s the big debate of the season: apples or pumpkins? I say, why not both? For apples, we have our adorable Rock Apple Craft, Paper Plate Yarn Lacing Apple Trees, and our Apple Paper Plate Lacing Craft. Then when it comes to pumpkins, we’ve made a Paper Plate Pumpkin Lacing Craft. So maybe I lean a bit towards apples. But we’re trying to change that with our Paper Pumpkin Craft.
For our Paper Pumpkin Craft you will first need cardstock in blue, brown, and green as well as orange paper, too. You can use orange cardstock, too, it’s what we used. But a paper that’s not so heavy will be a bit easier to glue together for little fingers. Then, you’ll need a green marker, scissors, and a glue stick. Nice and easy with a beautiful result that jumps from the page!
Paper Pumpkin Craft
- Cardstock – blue, brown, green
- Orange paper or cardstock
- Green marker
- Glue stick
Begin by cutting strips from a sheet of orange paper.
You’ll need to cut the strips about ½” wide. Cut the entire sheet of paper.
Now, take all the long strips and cut those into thirds.
Apply glue to one end of each strip. Then roll around to meet the other end. Hold in place until secure.
Continue until all strips are rolled in circles.
Next, cut a rectangle stem shape from the brown cardstock. Glue onto a sheet of blue cardstock. Use the green marker to make a curly vine like shape coming from the stem.
Cut a leaf shape from the green cardstock and glue into place by the brown rectangle.
Now begin gluing the circle pieces to form your pumpkin.
Continue gluing circles until the intended look is achieved.
I love this method as it’s like a puzzle to see how you can get them all to fit together. The raised paper circles also makes it seems as if the pumpkin jumps from the page.
Be sure to check out all of our fun fall craft ideas at Our Kid Things!