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Happy Paper Pumpkin Craft

It’s finally fall (or nearly there), and that means it’s time for all things pumpkin! Paper pumpkins are a great way to celebrate the season. This happy paper pumpkin craft is so easy and will bring joy to kids of all ages. With a Sharpie marker, construction paper, glue, and scissors you can create these adorable little decorations for your home or classroom! They’re great for any time during fall, from September all the way through Thanksgiving in November. 

cute paper pumpkin craft for kids

Make one or several… they’d look so cute clipped to some twine or string to make a banner of happy little pumpkins to hang on the mantle or in a doorway. This is such a cute Halloween paper craft!

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How to Make This Paper Pumpkin Craft

materials for paper pumpkin craft

List of Supplies:


Before you begin, grab the pumpkin template and print it.

step one cutting the template pieces out of construction paper

Step 1: Select orange, green, brown, and pink construction paper for the paper pumpkin craft. circles on pink paper; the leaf and vine on green paper. Cut out the traced patterns from the construction paper.

attach the stem and cheeks

Step 2: Attach the stem cutout on the top middle part of the pumpkin pattern. Attach the 2 pink circles on both sides near the bottom of the pumpkin to make the cheeks. You can keep the whole circle inside the pumpkin or you can slightly cross the base on the side as we did.

draw veins on leaf

Step 3: Trim the sides of the circles to align them with the outline of the pumpkin. Use a green Sharpie to draw the veins on the leaf.

attach leaf and vine

Step 4: Attach the leaf and vine on the top side of the pumpkin, adjacent to the stem.

finished pumpkin craft

Step 5: Use a black Sharpie to draw the eyes and mouth on the paper pumpkin craft.

Now you’re done! How cute is that little pumpkin? Make a few more now that you’re finished.

happy paper pumpkin craft horizontal 2

Put them up in the windows, on the doors, or anywhere you’d like to display a little fall cheer. They’d also make fantastic decorations in the classroom for Halloween or Thanksgiving.

cute paper pumpkin craft idea

More Pumpkin Crafts for Kids

If you’re looking for more fun fall crafts for the kids, try these!

easy paper pumpkin craft for kids