Make the supplies for these simple scrap paper pumpkins, with step-by-step instructions and Free Printable Template!
Check out these easy and cute paper pumpkins! Choose the large or small pumpkin. It’s the perfect pumpkin activity for preschool, elementary school or Halloween class party.
It’s a fun and easy craft that you can even use as a Halloween decoration.
Get the Free Paper Pumpkin Printable below and you will be able to make enough supplies for a group of 20 kids (or more!) with only about 10 minutes of cutting.
Did you know pumpkins are native to North America?…read more at Wikipedia.
Here’s What You Need
Here’s your paper pumpkin craft supply list (This post contains affiliate links to the products mentioned. Read my disclosure policy for more information):
- Free Paper Pumpkin Printable <— Get it Here!
- colored copy paper, colored cardstock, or construction paper (use scraps!)
- glue sticks
Step 1: Download and Print the Free Template
Download the Free Paper Pumpkin Printable. Just print out as many pumpkins as you need
Step 2: For Small Pumpkin Cut Pages in Half
If you use the smaller pumpkin, make sure to save some time by lining up the printouts and cutting multiple sheets at a time.
I LOVE the look of the large pumpkin, but know that you will need A LOT of scrap paper. And it takes quite a bit of time for children to glue on every piece of paper.
For this craft, I found the larger pumpkin works better, as the small pumpkin needs smaller scrap pieces and takes longer.
Kids each work at their own pace so you will have some that finish quickly and some that are much slower.
Step 3: Cutting Up Scrap Paper
You may already have a stash of scrap construction paper. Just grab your orange and green pieces and cut them up into small shapes.
If you need to cut paper for this craft, just cut strips of orange and green paper about one inch wide. Line up your strips of paper and cut multiple sheets at a time.
Step 4: How to Assemble
The kids will enjoy gluing all of those scraps onto their pumpkin!
Tip: Make sure to bring extra construction paper because this craft uses more than you think! especially if you’re using the large pumpkin.
- grab a piece of scrap paper
- either dip it in white school glue or rub it onto the top of your glue stick
- push the paper piece onto to the pumpkin where you want it
- continue until the pumpkin is full – try to stay in the lines
- Don’t forget to put your name on the back.
And you’re done!!
This is a great craft for Fall and Halloween. And it’s easy enough for preschool, elementary, Scouts or just a fun craft at home idea.
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As always, I try to make my crafts fast, easy & inexpensive. Enjoy!