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Friday, September 18, 2015

Easy Paper Pumpkins

I'm having so much fun decorating for fall this year!

If you remember, at Easter I made paper egg ornaments to go on my Easter Egg tree. They were easy and turned out pretty cute; so for fall I thought why not make pumpkins!



Here's How I made them!

I used orange scrapbook paper in various patterns. This craft is perfect for kids but works great as an "adult" craft for decor as well. 

If you're doing this as a kids' craft, construction paper would be perfect! I used pipe cleaners for the stems and double sided scrapbook tape as an adhesive. 


I wanted my pumpkins to be two different sizes, so I traced two sizes of circles (thank you Ikea children's dishes!) onto the back of my paper


I was able to fit 2 small circles and one large on each sheet of paper.


I used 7 paper circles to make each pumpkin, but these pumpkins can be made with as little as 3 or 4 circles, or even more!


I folded each circle in half with the "wrong" side out


Next, I glued the circles together one by one. 

I like double sided tape for paper crafts because it's not messy and it's super sticky, but my toddler helped me using a glue stick, and it worked great too!


I attached them all together and then inserted the pipe cleaner before gluing the last 2 halves shut.

To make the stem, I twisted two pipe cleaners together and then attached a third and twirled the ends around my finger.


After they were all glued together, I used scissors to trim up the edges where white was showing. I also cut the bottom off of each pumpkin so they would stand up. 


And voila! Cute and easy paper pumpkins!


For more fall ideas and inspiration, check out my Autumn board on Pinterest!

Follow Jen @ Living in His Way's board Autumn on Pinterest.

13 comments:

  1. This is such a cute and easy craft! We have been talking about fall colors, using scissors, and trying out glue so this activity is just perfect for us to try this week! Great idea!

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    1. Wonderful! It's such an easy little craft and looks great!

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  2. This is soo cute and a perfect fall project for Noah and I!! Thanks for sharing!!

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    1. I'm so glad! I loved making these with my daughter!

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  3. Those are adorable!! I saw something like this on the Cricut site and thought it would be fun to make. Now I know what they look like when they are done another way. I love it!!

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  4. Jen, those are so cute -- thank you for the tutorial! I'm thinking of making these and little each of my piano students have one as a Halloween treat. Oh, and thanks for the heads-up that I forgot to post the lentil loaf recipe -- here it is: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1aefY5kVnpXnxYSjHYZpd2vNOYGUq6oPG68N5bzWcBB4/edit It's good!

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    1. Perfect, thank you! I'm always looking for ways to use lentils! I'll have to try that out!

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  5. These pumpkins are so cute! I've been looking for some Fall crafts to do with my toddler and I think this would be perfect! Thanks for sharing! #meetupmonday
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  6. So cute and simple, my kids will love this! Adding to our homeschool pumpkin unit for a craft!

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  7. My 6 year-olds will love to make these sweet paper pumpkins with me - thanks for sharing on #made4kids! I foresee a little pumpkin farm in our future. ;)

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  8. These are so fun and my kids would love to make some to contribute to this year's fall decorating. Thanks for sharing with us at the Merry Monday Link Party!

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  9. Cute and easy, my favorite kind of craft. Glad you posted this to Bloggertunities Share Thread. It's one of the Friday Faves on my blog today.

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