This paper strip pumpkin craft is simple, affordable and easy adapted for any age or decor.
This is one of those projects that started off one way and went a complete different direction. The original inspiration being the paper strip Christmas tree craft I did with the kids a few years back.
We must really love our paper strips, because we also have this paper strip caterpillar tutorial brought to you by Quinn.
Paper Strip Pumpkin Craft
Today’s paper strip pumpkin craft is simple, fun and can totally be upgraded to make for some awesome fall decor.
To make your paper strip pumpkin craft you will need:
- colored/patterned paper- one sheet for the pumpkin and about 1/3 of a sheet for leaves and vine
- pipe cleaner
- hole punch
- paper cutter (optional for cutting strips)
Cut your orange paper (pumpkin paper) into strips. I cut my strips the short way, making them 8.5 inches long.
Stack your pumpkin strips into a nice neat pile and hole punch the ends.
Next, you will want to feed the pipe cleaner through the holes.
Now you simply slide your papers down the pipe cleaner until you get a nice round shape. Then you start spreading open your paper strips–fanning them to create your pumpkin shape.
I kind of finished off the bottom like a twisty tie. Before you finish the top, you will need to cut your leaves and paper strip for vines.
Please ohh and ahh and my amazing cutting. This really doesn’t require perfection and that is what makes it so fun. Next, hole punch your leaves and stem on the end.
Wrap your vines around a pencil to make them curly and cute.
Now slide your vine paper strips and then your leaves onto the top of your pumpkin.
I wrapped my pipe cleaner around the pencil to curl it and finish it off.
You could definitely make this more high end with some adorable patterned scrapbook paper and maybe instead of a pipe cleaner, twine. I will definitely have to experiment with more options and I encourage you to do the same. If you are rocking this with kids or in a classroom, some construction paper and a pipe cleaner makes for a pretty cheap craft.
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