Construction paper pumpkin craft

Produce a patch of pretty paper pumpkins

These pretty paper pumpkins are fun and easy to make. With a few readily-available supplies, you'll have your home looking like a pumpkin patch in no time!

Supplies needed to make one paper pumpkin:

  • Orange construction paper
  • Various fall-themed scrapbook paper, measuring 12 inches by 12 inches
  • Green patterned scrapbook paper
  • Various circular objects to trace circles
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Elmer's® Early Learners™ Glue Stick



Trace and cut

Using a plate or similar object, trace a circle onto the construction paper and cut out. Create a flat end by drawing a level line across the bottom of the circle and trimming. Use this piece to trace and cut the rest of your shapes. You'll need six circles per pumpkin. Cut out a stem-shaped piece from the green paper.


Stack and glue

Fold each of your circles in half length-wise, right sides together, with the flat side at the bottom. Stack them — alternating colors and still folded — one on top of another. Then glue them together, end to end, to create a sphere shape.


Add the stem

Insert the stem in between the circles as you stack them and glue in place.

Try this

Trace different-sized circles to create varying sizes of pumpkins. Use more circle layers to create fuller pumpkins. Your preschooler would also probably love to color faces on the construction paper to make jack-o'-lanterns.


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