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Easy Paper Plate Pumpkin Craft

Since quiet time around here is anything but, afternoons are usually "craft time" with Little Brother and Big Sis.

Our oldest is usually done with schoolwork and out playing with friends, and our youngest is napping.

Our latest craft was full of fine motor skills, and the end result were adorable and simple Paper Plate Pumpkins.

paper plate pumpkin craft

Painting, cutting, and pasting are all great and simple ways to sneak in fine motor skills.  Crafting can be full of learning skills, too!

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Pumpkin Craft for Kids


Provide your child with supplies and have him/ her begin painting paper plate orange.

Encourage him/her to cover all of the paper plate, but also follow your child's lead.

paper plate pumpkin craft

Once the paint has dried, give your child black construction paper so they can cut out basic shapes for the pumpkins eyes, nose, and mouth.

I drew out shapes for my 3 year old, however, he ended up just snipping away at the paper in random fashion.

Next, glue the pieces for the eyes, nose, and mouth onto your paper plate pumpkin.

easy pumpkin craft for kids

We added a stem and vine to our pumpkin, by using a craft stick and pipe cleaner.

My kiddos colored the craft stick brown and I taped it to the back of the pumpkin.

For the vine, have your child wind the pipe cleaner around his/her finger and pull it off so that it looks like a curly-q.

Either wrap an end to the craft stick or tape to the back of the pumpkin as well.

Paper Plate Pumpkin Craft

In the end, you have an adorable child-made paper plate pumpkin to add to your festive decor!

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