I am SO excited to share this fall kids craft idea with you because these 3D paper pumpkins are so easy to make, and they look adorable as a table centerpiece, tucked on a shelf, on the kitchen windowsill, or anywhere you want to put them! Use construction paper, or dress them up by using scrapbook paper in fun fall prints.
We’ve been so into fall crafting lately. It’s the best season! Be sure to check out our Fall Leaf Mason Jar craft as well.
These 3D paper pumpkins require no preparation. Just grab some paper, scissors, and a glue stick, and you’re ready to go!
- Construction paper or scrapbook paper
- Something round to trace – a cup works well
- Glue stick
We used both construction paper and scrapbook paper. The scrapbook paper came from Hobby Lobby. Such pretty designs!
Step 1: Start by tracing 8 circles on orange paper. We used cups as our circle pattern, which works so well. You can use either end of your cup in order to make pumpkins of different sizes, or grab cups with different widths.
If you’re using scrapbook paper, it looks fabulous if you use two different prints in each pumpkin. Cut 4 circles of each.
Step 2: Fold all of your circles in half. If you’re using scrapbook paper, fold the circles so that the white (plain) side is out.
Step 3: Glue the circles together. Apply glue to the top side of one folded circle. Place a second folded circle on top. Then apply glue to the top side of THAT circle, and so on.
Step 4: Once you have all 8 circles glued together in a stack, use scissors to trim the circles into more of a pumpkin shape. This will also help the completed pumpkin to sit up straight and not roll.
Step 5: Unfold your pumpkin into its circle shape – so cool! If you want to add a stem or a curly vine, cut them out of green construction paper. Tuck the stem in between the layers before gluing the final segments together.
Aren’t they so pretty!?
This 3D paper pumpkins project came from our new FAVORITE paper crafting book, Easy Paper Projects. Maggy of Red Ted Art is one of my favorite craft project creators! Her crafts for kids are genius, and her paper crafts are especially fun.
This book is full of 60 paper crafts to make. I love the fact that the supplies are so simple (paper and other basic supplies like scissors and markers), and kids can really complete these projects on their own. In fact, I hadn’t seen this pumpkin project in the book yet when my son brought me one that he had made all on his own!
Easy Paper Projects would make an excellent gift for any child that enjoys crafting! They’ll learn how to make origami bookmarks, pop-up cards, containers made from paper, wearable art, and more.
See it on Amazon here: Easy Paper Projects: 60 Crafts You Can Wear, Gift, Use, and Admire