Fall is the perfect time to make a paper plate pumpkin craft with kids. Our rocking paper plate pumpkin or Jack’O’Lantern is a super easy craft idea to get your little ones in the Halloween spirit!
This is a very simple last-minute craft you can make with basic supplies. All you need is 2 paper plates, paint, a stapler, and some paper.
Kids will be so excited to make this rocking pumpkin as it is so much fun to watch the pumpkin moving when they tap its sides.
These paper plate pumpkin crafts make a great kid-made Halloween decor and are quick to put together. Toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergarteners will enjoy making so many of these pumpkins with a little help from grown-ups. These are also perfect for school-age kids.
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Supplies you need to make an easy rocking paper plate pumpkin craft
- Two paper plates
- Construction paper
- Paint and paint brush
How to make a paper plate pumpkin fall craft
Get two paper plates. Draw a curvy line on one of the paper plates and cut it along that line using scissors.
Now we need to cut the second paper plate in the same shape.
For that, place the first paper plate on top of the other paper plate so you can cut the second paper plate in the same shape.
Paint both the paper plates orange. We used acrylic paint for it. Wait for the paint to dry.
Once the paint dries, place both the paper plates together with the inner sides coming face to face. Staple both of them together at the top where the curvy sides meet. You only need to staple it at two places. Make sure you leave some space in between the staple pins for the pumpkin’s stem.
Cut a rectangular piece of brown cardstock, apply a small drop of glue on it, insert and fix it in the middle of the pumpkin between the staple pins.
Cut a leaf out of green construction paper and stick it behind the stem.
Finally, cut out the eyes, nose, and mouth from yellow or black construction paper and stick it on the pumpkin. Now, make the pumpkin more wide open by gently pushing the paper plates apart from the inside so you will see an inverted V shape on the sides.
Place the pumpkin on the table and tap its sides gently. You will see the pumpkin rocking.
Watch it in action in the below video!
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