October 16, 2012

Paper Plate Pumpkin Crafts

Paper Plate Pumpkin Crafts

This is one of those crafts that I had a hard time capturing on film.  I almost didn't post it, but since it is so easy and inexpensive I figured it was worth sharing despite the poor quality photographs.  We had two variations of this craft.  The first was done by painting paper plates with orange tempura paint.  Once the orange had a bit of time to dry JZ (5) made jack 'o lantern faces with black puffy paint using our Homemade Puffy Paint recipe.

This was his favorite part.  I was pretty surprised he didn't ask to make more, because he loved painting faces on his pumpkins.

The second set of pumpkins was made using paper plates, school glue, and tissue paper squares.

J-Bug (3) said his needed an eye, so I ran upstairs and grabbed a few googly eyes for him to choose from.  I expected the pumpkin to turn out like the Turtle Crafts we made a few weeks ago, but to my surprise, he only used one googly eye.

The finishing touch was punching a hole in each plate and using a green pipe cleaner as a stem to attach the pumpkins to our stair railing. 


  1. Love how all the pumpkins turned out so different. Lovely.

    Thanks for sharing on Kids Get Crafty!


  2. double love them hanging down the stairs! cute!!


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