Halloween Crafts: Pumpkin Decoration & Treat Holder {Discover & Explore}

This week’s Discover & Explore theme is pumpkins! We are huge lovers of fall and Halloween crafts here so I am so excited to be able to share this simple pumpkin craft that serves as both a decoration and treat holder! (Be sure to link up all your pumpkin themed posts at the end of this post.)

 Halloween Crafts: Pumpkin Decoration and Treat Holder~ Buggy and Buddy

While searching through our create box at home, we came across the perfect materials to make a little pumpkin. It turned out so cute we made quite a few more to decorate our house for fall and Halloween! The pumpkins are very simple to make and can also serve as cute little packages for treats! (This post contains affiliate links to Amazon.)

Pumpkin Decoration and Treat Holder



1. Cut your cardboard tube into the size you’d like your little pumpkin to be.

Halloween Craft: Pumpkin Decorations

2. Cut out a circle from the orange tissue paper and place the cardboard tube in the center.

Pumpkin Craft

3. If you’ll be using this to hold a little treat like a Halloween sticker or wrapped candy, place that in the tube.

pumpkin craft

4. Fold up all the sides of the tissue paper around the cardboard tube.

pumpkin craft

5. Twist them at the top to secure them. This becomes the stem for the pumpkin.

pumpkin craft

6. Twist a green pipe cleaner around the stem and use a pencil or marker to wrap the pipe cleaner around to form little spirals.

pumpkin craft

8. Display your pumpkin craft for fall!

Halloween Crafts: Pumpkin Decoration and Treat Holder~ Buggy and Buddy

We put all our completed pumpkins near our nature table. The kids love to rearrange them on the table and often involve them in play during the day. Such a fun and cute little craft for fall!


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Now it’s your turn! We’d love for you to share how you 

Discover and Explore: Pumpkins!

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October 2nd- Community Helpers

October 9th- Halloween

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  1. I love how simple and cute your little pumpkins are!
    Lorie recently posted…3 Easy Ways to Make a Fall TreeMy Profile

  2. I love your little pumpkins–fall is such a fun time of year for crafts!! I shared this on my PreschoolPowolPackets Facebook Page and pinned it to my (CarlaINHouston) Halloween board!
    Carla recently posted…Letter C Activities for Early PreschoolersMy Profile

  3. I adored your pumpink craft! I will definitely pin it for later!
    Maro’s kindergarten recently posted…Μια γλυκιά κατασκευή για την Ημέρα Ηλικιωμένων!My Profile

  4. I now know what I am going to do with all those toilet paper rolls that I just can’t bring myself to throw away! So cute and inexpensive! I have shared this post as part of our Hearts for Home Blog Hop and Link Party that will be live tomorrow! You can see it here: http://tipsfromatypicalmom.blogspot.com
    Annette Belnap recently posted…Popsicle Stick October Puzzles~ Free Printables!My Profile

  5. This is a great art and craft project :-) This is perfect way for little ones to get into the Halloween decorating spirit. Thank you for sharing and for linking up this week to the Thoughtful Spot Weekly Blog Hop :-)
    Jill recently posted…Yarn PumpkinsMy Profile

  6. Thank you for linking this great idea to ‘Share It Saturday’. I look forward to featuring in on my round up of pumpkin ideas.


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