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Tissue Paper Pumpkins (Fall and Halloween Craft for Kids)

two tissue paper pumpkins - one large, one small
Choose a large or small pumpkin

Make the supplies for these simple pumpkins, with step-by-step instructions and Free Printable Template!

Check out these easy and cute tissue 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 the word “pumpkin” showed up for the first time in the fairy tale Cinderella?…read more at Good Housekeeping.

Here’s What You Need

Here’s your pumpkin craft supply list (This post contains affiliate links to the products mentioned. Read my disclosure policy for more information):

Tip: Orange and green tissue paper is sometimes hard to find. BUT I can always find crepe paper (party streamers) at the Dollar Store. It works just as well!! Sometimes even better.

Make sure to buy extra crepe paper because this craft uses more than you think!

Step 1: Download and Print the Free Pumpkin Template

Download the Free Paper Pumpkin Printable. Just print out as many pumpkins as you need

pages of pumpkin template pdf
The Pumpkin PDF makes it easy to print out the shapes.

Step 2: For Small Pumpkin Cut Pages in Half

Fall Pumpkin craft printable and supplies
If you are using the smaller pumpkin, just print out as many as you need, line the paper up and cut 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 tissue paper. And it takes quite a bit of time to crumple and glue on every piece of paper.

Kids each work at their own pace so you will have some that finish quickly and some that are much slower.

Step 3: How to Assemble

The kids will enjoy ripping and smushing the tissue paper and gluing it onto their pumpkin!

tissue paper pumpkin craft - Halloween party or decoration

Tip: If you do not rip the tissue paper or crepe paper ahead of time, you will want to give each child their own supply so they can rip. They seem to really enjoy this!

Make sure to bring extra crepe paper because this craft uses more than you think!

  1. rip a small piece of crepe paper
  2. squish up your piece of paper
  3. either dip it in white school glue or rub it onto the top of your glue stick
  4. push the crepe paper onto to the pumpkin where you want it
  5. continue until the pumpkin is full – try to stay in the lines
  6. 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.

More Fall and Halloween Crafts

If you liked this craft, check out some of my other Fall and Halloween Crafts:

I’m always updating my Favorite Crafts too!

As always, I try to make my crafts fast, easy & inexpensive. Enjoy! 

Download the Free Pumpkin Printable
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