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Paper Plate Pumpkin

This easy paper plate pumpkin craft makes the cutest Halloween craft for kids! Kids can have fun making their own funny pumpkin faces or use our free printable template to mix and match different eyes, nose and mouth!

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Paper Plate Pumpkin Craft

Make this easy and fun pumpkin craft for kids! Kids will love making these for a Halloween activity, and you can even use them to decorate your home or classroom!

Pumpkin Paper Plate Craft for Kids
Pumpkin Paper Plate Craft

Supplies Needed to Make a Paper Plate Pumpkin

You only need a few supplies to make these pumpkin paper plates! If you don’t have paint, you can use markers or crayons to make the paper plates orange.

And if you don’t have pipe cleaner, twist a piece of green paper for the stem instead. There are lots of ways to create with other materials. You can even draw or paint the faces on!

Large Paper Plates

Black Cardstock

Orange Paint

Green Pipe Cleaner


Paper Plate Pumpkin for Halloween

Watch the Video Tutorial Here!

Paper Plate Pumpkin Craft for Kids

Directions to Make a Paper Plate Pumpkin

1. Paint the paper plates orange and let them dry.

Paint paper plates orange

2. Cut out the pumpkin face features.

You can draw and cut out your own, or use our free printable template!

See the bottom of the post for the free templates.

Encourage kids to mix and match the faces, nose and mouth and see how many different faces they can make.

Cut out pumpkin face features

3. Glue the face features to the paper plate.

Glue on pumpkin eyes

4. Cut a piece of green pipe cleaner and twist around your finger.

Twist pipe cleaner around finger

5. Hole punch the top of the paper plate.

Hole punch top of paper plate
Hole in paper plate for stem

6. Thread the pipe cleaner through the hole and then tie it in the back.

Make a knot in the back so that it does not fall out. You can also tape it down.

Tie pipe cleaner behind paper plate

7. Now your pumpkins are finished!

See how many different face combinations you can make. Mix and match or create your own!

Add stem to paper plate

For more fun and easy Halloween crafts, see 50+ Halloween Crafts for Kids.

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