Curled Paper Pumpkin
By: Amanda Formaro
Age: 8 and up
Parental supervision is recommended
Give a twirl to a new way of using plain old construction paper as you create these fancy-looking paper pumpkins. Hang this creative project in your window on a suction cup, or make several and hang them like a garland across your door.
What you'll need:
- 1 sheet orange construction paper
- Scrap strips of brown and green construction paper
- White craft glue
How to make it:
- Cut orange construction paper into half-inch strips.
- Wrap strips around a pencil. Remove from the pencil and glue the end of the strip to close the circle. Repeat for as many circles as you need to create your pumpkin, we made 22 (see image).
- Lay the circles on your work surface and arrange them into the shape of a pumpkin.
- Glue the circles together (see image).
- Cut three green strips about three to four inches long. Curl the end of each strip around a small paint brush or simply roll it up to get a tighter curl. Glue the straight end into the top of your pumpkin to create the green leaves.
- Cut a brown strip of paper about two inches long. Fold in half and insert into the top of the pumpkin to create a stem and secure with glue (see image).
- Once everything has dried, you can tie a piece of string through the pumpkin stem and hang from a suction cup hook.
- Buy a large package of construction paper at the dollar store for plenty of fun projects.
- For smaller circles, wrap paper around a small paint brush handle.
- White craft glue is perfect for this project, however white school glue will work as well.