(20 crafty days of halloween) pumpkin paper craft

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Hello! I am Triana from Rocky Mountain Mama. I am a stay at home mother of two and a former elementary school teacher. Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. I love decorating and I love doing fun crafts with the kids. When I was a teacher, this was one of my favorite crafts to do with my class. Christopher had a lot of fun making his own pumpkin to put in his play room.


construction paper (orange, black, green)


glue stick


Step 1: Prepare the paper for your little one. You need 4 1″ strips of orange. I made a 3×3″ square of green, a 3×3″ square of black and another 3×6″ piece of black, but these don’t have to be exact. Scrap pieces will do for the green and black.

Step 2: Put a dot of glue on one end of your first piece of orange paper. Wrap it around to make a loop. Hold until dry.

Step 3: Put a dot of glue on the top of the loop you just made. Add another strip of orange, perpendicular to your first loop. Make a second loop around your first one. Hold until dry.

Step 4: Add the last two strips of orange using the same process as above until you have a sphere like shape. This will be your pumpkin!

Step 5: Have your little one cut the corners off their green piece of paper to make a circular(ish) shape. This is great cutting practice for them! Glue this on the top of your pumpkin. This is the top of the pumpkin. We called it his “hat.”

Step 6: Have your little one cut 3 corners off of the black square. These will become the eyes and the nose. Glue them onto your pumpkin.

Step 7: Using the other piece of black paper, help your little one cut out a mouth. Glue onto your pumpkin.



Thank you so much to Vanessa for giving me the opportunity to guest blog for her! I hope you will come check out some of my other tutorials as well as rants about being a mother of two.

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Hi, I'm Vanessa!

Welcome to See Vanessa Craft! I’m Vanessa, an MSSW and mom of two in Arizona, and I’m happy you’re here to get inspired with me. It’s my mission in life to spread creativity through crafts, recipes, travel and more in order to live a life well lived.