With Thanksgiving quickly approaching, this darling Paper Strip Pumpkin Craft serves 2 purposes. One, it’s a really fun and adorable kids craft. But it also makes a really lovely diy decoration for the dinner table.
Pumpkins are quintessentially fall. Some people claim apples are the go-to fall fruit, but you can’t go wrong with pumpkins, either. Pumpkins everywhere! You know what else is everywhere this time of year? Sticks. And I love that this craft incorporates those, too.
Make a Pumpkin Craft with Paper Strips
To make these super cute paper strip pumpkins you will need colored paper in orange and green, orange craft foam, small twigs, glue, and scissors.
Some of the spots are held together with hot glue, too. But you can also use glue dots. Just make sure there’s adult supervision whenever the hot glue gun is in use.
Paper Strip Pumpkin Craft Supplies Needed
- Colored paper – orange, green
- Orange craft foam
- Small twigs
- Hot glue
Paper Pumpkin Craft Step by Step Directions
Cut a sheet of orange construction paper into roughly half inch strips.
You will need a lot of strips for each pumpkin. The actual amount depends on how wide you cut and how close you space the strips together.
Once strips are cut, glue one end of the strips together until they form a circle.
Now, bring the other end of the strips together and glue, creating a round shape.
Then, draw a flower shape to the orange foam sheet and cut. Make a hole in the center of it.
Cut or break the twig into about an inch in size.
Insert the twig inside the hole of the foam and glue in place.
Use the glue gun to stick the glued twig and foam at the top of the round-shape pumpkin for the stem.
Finally, draw and cut 2 pieces of leaves on the green paper.
Adhere the leaves on top of the now finished pumpkin.
So easy to make more in all different shades of orange and all different sizes!
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More Fall Crafts for Kids
Need even more fall craft ideas? Check out our Paper Pumpkin Craft, Paper Plate Lacing Pumpkin Craft, Handprint Indian Corn Craft, and our Apple Paper Plate Lacing Craft to name just a few of our many fun fall crafts for kids at Our Kid Things!