Pumpkin Craft for Kids: Cardboard Tube Pumpkin & Treat Holder

We are huge lovers of fall and Halloween crafts here so I am so excited to be able to share this simple pumpkin craft for kids that serves as both a decoration and treat holder!

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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

Materials for Pumpkin Decoration


Directions for Pumpkin Decoration

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.

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

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

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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.

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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!


Be sure to check out these other Halloween crafts for Kids on Buggy and Buddy:

Pumpkin Craft for Kids Using a Toilet Paper Roll or Paper Towel Roll ~ BuggyandBuddy.com

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  1. I love how simple and cute your little pumpkins are!

  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!

  3. I adored your pumpink craft! I will definitely pin it for later!

  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

  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 🙂

  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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