Make an adorable paper pumpkin craft for kids with just colored paper, glue, and scissors for fall or Halloween. This paper pumpkin craft is super cute on its own, but would also make nice additions to a fall or Halloween card, or use a bunch of them to make a pumpkin patch collage!
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I love how cute these paper pumpkins look, and they provide a great intro into quilling too. (Although you don’t need quilling materials to create this fall pumpkin craft.) Wouldn’t these look festive hung up all around your classroom or home?
They also make great extension activities to many pumpkin themed books for kids like the ones shown below.
Folded Paper Pumpkin Craft for Kids
Supplies for Folded Paper Pumpkin Craft
- Construction paper or scrapbooking paper in orange and green
- Craft glue or glue dots
- Quilling strips or paper cut into very thin strips
- Pencil to roll paper (or thin skewer or quilling tool)
- Small twig or stick (You can also get twigs online.)
Directions for Folded Paper Pumpkin Craft
1. Cut a 12 x 1.5 inch strip of orange construction paper (or scrapbooking paper).
2. Accordion fold the orange strip of paper. Try to keep the folds small and even.
3. Glue both ends of the accordion folded paper to form a ring. (You can use a liquid glue and hold it in place until it dries or use a glue dot.)
4. Gently flatten the middle of the paper ring toward the center.
5. Cut out 2 circles from orange paper and glue them onto the center of the flattened accordion folded pumpkin. Do this on both sides to secure the flattened pumpkin shape.
6. Now you’ll be making the leaves and vines for your pumpkin. This looks cute when using various shades of green or green patterned paper.
- Cut out one or two leaves from your green construction paper. You can give the leaves texture by folding and unfolding them if you’d like.
- Take really thin strips of green paper (you can buy quilling paper or just cut it yourself) and roll them around a pencil or other round item like a wooden skewer or quilling tool to form coils and rolled paper vines.
7. Grab your twig, and if it’s too large you can break it into the size you’d like, and glue it onto your paper pumpkin.
8. Glue your green vines and leaves to your pumpkin. That’s it!
You can make these for both fall and Halloween and even have the kids brainstorm on various ways to use them. (Make a garland, a pumpkin patch, decorate a greeting card etc.)