Hi everyone! Fall is here, and I absolutely L.O.V.E. the beautiful colors, crisp air, cozy sweaters, and all of the fun crafts that go along with this time of year!
Now I know this isn’t a new idea, but honestly we haven’t made the paper pumpkins before. I know, crazy right?
Anyhoo, the Teeny Tot has been asking for crafts nearly everyday, and so I’ve had to come up with some ideas and since fall is upon us, I thought some fun pumpkin crafts would be the way to go!
This craft is not only fun and easy, but it’s great for improving fine-motor control, scissor skills, and creativity!
So all you need are:
- Orange construction paper
- Green construction paper
- Metal Brads
- Hole punch (optional)
Step 1: Using your ruler draw vertical lines along the short side of your construction paper to create 8 1” strips. (I know my pic has 7 strips, we used more than one sheet of paper.)
We just used the width of our ruler so it was easy. If your child is able, show them how and have them practice drawing the lines on as well.
Step 2: Trace a leaf shape on your green paper.
Step 3: Cut the orange paper along the lines, and cut out the leaf.
Step 4: Line up your orange strips and hole punch them all at the top, you can include the leaf in this so they line up. Next place a hole punch on the other end of your paper as well.
Step 5: Place a metal brad on the end with the leaf and secure.
Step 6: Turn your work over so the backside of the brad is showing and spread out the strips of orange paper evenly. We found it is best if you use 8 strips, but you can use 6 if you like.
Step 7: Take opposite sides of the strips and pull them up to meet in the center forming a circle shape. Do this with the remaining strips and then secure them with a brad.
Step 8: Draw on any fun faces you want and then go make some more!
Once everyone saw the first pumpkin, it became quite the popular activity and I found everyone in there making them.
Needless to say with 4 children, we now have a plethora of pumpkins to decorate our school room!
And of course the Teeny Tot requested to do a pumpkin dot-to-dot worksheet too!
And that’s it! Super easy, fun, and as you can see they figured out how to make smaller and larger pumpkins based on how long their strips of paper were.
I hope your kiddos enjoy this craft as much as mine, and if you have another fun one to share make sure to leave a comment below!