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!