Paper Pumpkin Craft

We love it when crafts are quick and fun and that’s why this paper pumpkin craft is one of our favorites this season! Simple paper crafts are great for all ages, preschoolers and kids in kindergarten can practice their scissor skills while older kids can just have fun making a whole bunch of fall pumpkin decorations. 

Paper Pumpkin Craft for Kids

Paper Pumpkin Craft

What you need

  • orange paper (regular or construction paper)
  • green paper (same)
  • black construction paper (optional)
  • scissors
  • glue


Cut orange paper into thin strips, you will need  4 per pumpkin (more or less depending on how you want your pumpkin to look and how wide your strips are)


Glue two strips together, adding the glue in the middle, making a cross.


Glue other two strips in the same manner and glue them on top of the first cross at a 45 degree angle – as you can see on the image below.


Now take the bottom strip, join the ends and glue them together, making a circle.


Take the second “bottom” strip, one end only, and glue it to the first circle. Repeat with all other strips until you get a nice orange ball.


Cut the green leaf out of green paper and glue on top. If you want to display your paper pumpkin craft, we suggest you place a small pebble or a coin on the inside (on the bottom) so that it won’t wobble around or get moved around by the wind.

Paper Pumpkin CraftCute Paper Pumpkin Craft for Little Ones

Paper Pumpkin Craft – Jack o’Lantern

The procedure is the same here, only that you add a scary looking carving made from black paper.

Paper Jack o' Lantern Craft

Paper Jack o' Lantern Craft

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1 thought on “Paper Pumpkin Craft”

  1. Hello…Andreja. I like your crafts, thank you so much. My students enjoy a lot.
    You always give new ideas.

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