DIY Craft: How to Make a Paper Pumpkin Perfect for Halloween

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Paper Pumpkin

Difficulty: Easy
Great for

K – 5th grade

Total time



Learn how to make a paper plate pumpkin with a few simple supplies. You can learn through directions and pictures and a short video at end of post showing how to do it. Let’s get started!

For this craft you will need

How to make craft

  • First step of this project is painting the paper plate. You need to make it orange so take the color and the brush and paint the paper plate. It doesn’t have to be perfect, no worries. When you have finished with the painting process just leave the paper plate to dry completely before you move on to the next step.
  • Now, take the black paper and draw eyes, mouth and nose for the pumpkin. Have in mind that the pumpkin does not need to have a scary face. When you are happy with the face parts, cut them using scissors.
  • When the paper plate is completely dry, glue the eyes, nose and mouse on the paper plate.
  • If you like you can also make a little branch on the top of the pumpkin. Cut it from some green paper and attach it on the top back side on the paper plate.

Craft Video


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My name is Jodi Carlson, I am a mom, wife, & web designer and come with 25 years of GS experience. I am now sharing my experiences and helping other Girl leaders be great and successful and shape today’s girls to be the leaders of tomorrow. I was blessed with a Son in March of 2015 and stepped down as a full time girl leader, but missed planning and volunteering, so I decided after 25 years I have so many ideas to inspire girls and help leaders so I choose to build this blog and it has grown into a resource beyond GS, I am reaching girl leaders in many organizations.