We’re gearing up for Thanksgiving in our house. And you know what that means… it means a Thanksgiving craft. If you want to keep the kids busy, try this easy and fun Paper Pumpkin Craft.
Oh sure, it’s a pumpkin, you say. And yes, it’s perfect for fall. And yes, it’s perfect for a light-hearted Halloween decoration. But we enjoy fall pumpkins right through Thanksgiving. (There are two decorated pumpkins sitting on my family’s dinner table right now.)
Supplies for Paper Pumpkin:
- 2 sheets of orange and 1 green construction paper
- empty toilet paper tube
Directions for Paper Pumpkin:
Step 1: Use a ruler or folds in the paper to measure strips at least 1 inch wide. Measure them along the shorter side length of the construction paper. You will want approximately 12 strips for each pumpkin.
Step 2: Cut your strips of paper.
Step 3: Cut a stem of any size or shape from the green construction paper. You will want the base of the stem to not exceed 2 inches so that it fits into the top of the tube.
Step 4: Lay the toilet paper roll on the orange paper and measure where to cut so that you cover/wrap the tube.
Step 5: Cut the orange paper and use glue to apply it to the outside of the roll.
Step 6: For each strip of paper, apply glue to the very ends and press inside each end of the paper roll. Repeat this process adding strips around the entire tube.
Step 7: Apply glue to one side of the bottom of the stem and press it into the top of the roll.