These adorable paper pumpkins are great for fall décor from October through November for your Halloween and Thanksgiving festivities. This simple art project is great for all ages!
Creating paper pumpkins:
1. Wad up a large piece of paper into a ball, shaping it like a pumpkin with the ends tucked underneath. We used heavy paper from a roll of blueprint paper. Really, just try it, it’s super simple. Don’t overthink it!
2. Secure with packing tape.
3. Paint as desired.
4. Decorate with a stem, leaf and vine. We used a real leaf, green fuzzy stick, and a real stick. Use a hot glue gun to attach these items.
For some reason I found myself without orange paint in mid-October so included in our activity was a little color mixing with red and yellow to make orange. It turned out perfect – they really enjoyed mixing their paint and asking for a little more red or orange to get the shade of orange they wanted.
There’s still time to make paper pumpkins!