Wednesday, November 7, 2012

3D Paper Pumpkin: Kindergarten Craft 2

Fall season you see pumpkin pumpkin every where! I thought it would be fun to make a pumpkin craft for the kindergarten craft session. Big 3D paper pumpkin! I searched for paper pumpkin crafts and found a whole lot of them. But most of them were not very kid-friendly. So I created a template from construction paper, interested how we made the paper pumpkin from the template...

How to make an easy 3D paper Pumpkin using a template
We read the book Pumpkin Pumpkin by Jeanne Titherington in the kindergarten class and the kids made the 3D paper pumpkin

The story is about a little boy Jamie who plants a pumpkin seed in spring and watches the seed sprout, grow into a pumpkin plant, pumpkin plant grow a pumpkin flower and the flower grow into a big giant pumpkin. For Halloween, Jamie converts the giant pumpkin into Jack-O-Lantern and in the process he gets pumpkin seeds to plant in the spring. It's an excellent book to teach the life cycle of Pumpkin.

Craft: 3D Paper Pumpkin

Materials Used:
Orange, green and brown construction paper(9 inches x 12 inches)
Child safe scissors
Sellotape/Sticky tape
Glue stick(preferred)/ no run glue

Steps Overview:

Take an orange construction paper, ruler and pencil/marker

Make a template as shown below, draw lines 9.5 inches long with spacing of 1 inch as shown below

I thought the kids will have a fun learning measurement with the ruler and practice straight line drawing. But the kids found it little hard figuring that. So it's a better idea to make the template before hand that too if you are trying the craft with a larger group(classroom) and lesser age group kids

Cut along the lines as shown

Once they are down, roll the paper into a cylinder in such a way the edges are touching and fasten it with a sellotape.

Make the rolled paper stand up with the strips facing up.

Start folding along the end where the strip/cut begins

The kids where excited when they came to this step, that's a flower

Turn it upside down as shown, now the kids thought it looked like an octopus

Make a inch fold to the end of the strips as shown in the above picture. Apply glue on the 1 inch fold.

Take the glued end of the strip upward and glue it to the top inner cylinder forming a pumpkin shape

Cut a 9 inch X 5 inch brown rectangle. Roll it into a cylinder. Fasten with a sellotape/sticky tape. Glue the stem to the pumpkin base

Cut a couple of leaf shapes from the green construction paper and add the leaves to the top of the pumpkin with glue/tape. I made the kids write their name on the leaf.

Make tendrils by curling a thin strip of green paper around a pencil. Attach it to the top of the pumpkin

3D Paper Pumpkin Complete!

Book + Craft - Pumpkin Pumpkin by Jeanne Titherington

Don't they look beautiful! Just like a pumpkin Patch!

The Kindergarten teacher gave the idea of adding yarn to the top of the pumpkin so that they can be used as a hanging decoration.

The Pumpkins hanging from the classroom loft!

They are perfect and simple for fall decor. How about decorating the thanksgiving table with the kids masterpieces:-)


  1. What a wonderful collection of pumpkins! Thank you for linking to Read.Explore.Learn. I will be sharing this post on Read.Explore.Learn. today.

  2. These are so cute. I especially love them as garland !