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Easy Paper Plate Pumpkin Craft for Kids

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As the leaves change color and the air turns crisp, there’s no better way to celebrate autumn than with some fun and festive fall crafts. One of the most enjoyable and easy crafts for kids is making paper plate pumpkins.

This simple yet delightful activity will bring out your child’s artistic side and add a touch of fall charm to your home!

pumpkin paper plate

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The paper plate pumpkin craft is perfect for children of all ages. It requires minimal supplies and can be completed in just a few easy steps.

Whether you’re looking for an engaging activity for a rainy day, a Halloween decoration, or a Thanksgiving centerpiece, these paper plate pumpkins will surely bring smiles and a sense of accomplishment to your kiddos.

Materials Needed for Your Pumpkin Craft

Let’s gather our materials and dive into this fun pumpkin craft project, turning simple paper plates into adorable pumpkins that will brighten up any wall or doorstep!

Here’s what you’ll need for your paper plate pumpkin:

crafting supplies for pumpkin craft

How to Make a Pumpkin With a Paper Plate

This paper plate pumpkin craft is the perfect craft for fall! Not only is this pumpkin craft easy to make, but it also gets kids excited about the season. Plus, it’s a great way to use up any leftover paper plates you may have around the house.

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1. Paint Your Paper Plate

Start off by grabbing your orange paint and painting your paper plate orange. Then, let it dry for a few minutes while you gather the rest of your supplies.

orange paper plate

2. Make the Stem

Cut a stem from brown construction paper. Once your paper plate is dry, attach it to the top of the paper plate using glue.

orange paper plate pumpkin with brown stem

3. Cute Out the Face of Your Pumpkin

Cut the face of your pumpkin out of black construction paper. Cut two triangles for the eyes. And a crescent moon for the mouth. Cut tiny squares of the outer part of his smile to create teeth.

Once you have all your pieces cut out, attach them to your pumpkin with a glue stick. Make sure the pieces are evenly spaced and secure.

face of pumpkin from construction paper

4. Add Vines to Your Pumpkin

Do you want to add vines to your paper plate pumpkin craft? Grab different colored pipe cleaners and wrap them around a pen or pencil to create spirals. Then, glue them onto your pumpkin for a fun and unique design!

You can also add paper leaves cut out from construction paper to make it look more realistic.

paper pumpkin

Finished Paper Plate Pumpkin Craft

Now is the time to add any fun additions to your DIY pumpkin craft! You can decorate your pumpkin with markers, glitter, stickers, or even googly eyes. Let your creativity run wild, and have fun with it!

finished paper plate pumpkin craft

Let’s read about pumpkins!

Let’s keep the fun going with these fun reads! There are so many benefits to reading aloud to kids. It’s even been found that reading books to toddlers can help build their empathy, aiding in social-emotional development.

Regardless of age, the advantages of instilling a love for reading early on are vast and should not be overlooked.

Must-read books all about pumpkins:

  • Pumpkin Jack – Follow along the story of Pumpkin Jack, a pumpkin who is set out in the field and returning the following year.
  • Too Many Pumpkins – Follow along with this classic tale all about pumpkins.
  • It’s Pumpkin Day, Mouse – Follow along with Mouse as he celebrates the arrival of autumn and all things pumpkin!

Activities centered around pumpkins!

Are you looking for fun activities for kids centered around pumpkins? Look no further!

  1. Pumpkin Painting: Provide paints and brushes for kids to paint their own pumpkins.
  2. Pumpkin Carving: Supervise kids as they carve faces or designs into pumpkins. Use safe pumpkin carving tools for younger children.
  3. Pumpkin Hunt: Similar to an Easter egg hunt, hide mini pumpkins around the yard or house for kids to find.
  4. Pumpkin Puzzles: Create or buy pumpkin-themed jigsaw puzzles.

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pumpkin craft completed

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