Today I pulled out my Fall decorations, and I found the cutest project created by Lu and Boo. They made this adorable rolled paper pumpkin craft at a friend's house last year. It's so easy that I knew I had to share it with all of you. (And look how well this project survived storage! I love projects that last from year to year.)
Rolled Paper Pumpkin Craft Tutorial
Materials: All you need for this project is paper (orange, green and brown), scissors and glue. Yep. That's it. You don't have to buy anything fancy, and it can be done by little ones (with a little help).
- Cut paper (construction paper, card stock or copy paper) into ½ " strips. (You'll need plenty of orange, a few green, and one brown strip for each pumpkin.)
- Cut one brown and a few green strips for each pumpkin that you plan to make.
- Begin with the orange strips. Roll each strip and secure the end with a bead of glue. Pinch the glued spot between your figures for 30 seconds or so. Don't try to make the curls all the same size. The pumpkins have a lot more character when the sizes are different.
- (If you have time and patient kiddos, you can glue the beginning of the paper curl and the end. It makes the curls look cuter, but is more difficult.)
- Once you have made about thirty orange curls, lay them out to form a round-ish shape.
- Glue the curls together, taking time again to pinch the pieces together for a few seconds to help the glue set.
- Add a stem and a few green paper curls.
All done! Easy peasy!
Thanks for stopping by today! Looking for more fun ideas for Fall? Stick around and check these out! (Images below are linked.)
I absolutely LOVE this project...so fun and easy!
This is super cute! I'm pinning and sharing :)
Thanks so much, Ang. I was so excited when I found it in the Halloween box!
Nikki @ MBAsahm.com
I LOVE this idea! Simple crafts are always the best...and you can take this in so many directions! Thanks for the idea and tutorial!
I totally agree, Nikki! I've already got some plans for future seasons!
so easy and it turns out great! sharing this with some of my teacher friends- thanks :)
Thanks, Mitzi. That would be a great teacher project!
Barb @ A Life in Balance
So fun! I love paper crafts since my younger kids can usually do them without too much assistance.
Thanks, Barb. Thankfully, this one isn't too messy. I love crafts the kids can do without much help, too.
These look fabulous Heidi - and great for fine motor skill development too.
Candi @ A Day in Candiland
I cant believe we never did this with the kids when they were young.
This is something my daughter could totally handle. Maybe even my son!
Thank you so much for the idea! My students has just started learning English and they are reaaly young (7-9yo), so I need a lot of activities for them. And moreover: this great idea is easy to show and explain in English and also we can cooperate doing one turkey for a group.The kids have problems with cooperation and sharing.... I'm so grateful to you!
I’m so glad! Thank you for letting me know. Good luck with your students.