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Easy paper plate pumpkin craftEasy Pumpkin Craft

Contributed by Leanne Guenther

I've had a lot of requests for more paper plate crafts.  This Pumpkin is made with a paper plate.  I've provided templates for dinner sized and snack sized plates.  If you don't have paper plates, don't fret!  Just take a regular plate and trace it onto a piece of cardboard (old cereal boxes work great!) or use a margarine/ice cream container lid.

You can easily make a mask, by leaving off the template eyes and cutting holes.  Attach (glue and tape) a popsicle stick or unsharpened pencil to the bottom for the child to hold it to their face.  This is what we have done here.   Cutting the eyes out is an adult's job!

 

Thanks to a viewer that wrote..
"Last year I made this with my kids and instead of using leaves, I traced the boys hands and use them for leaves.  It's just as cute and it give a added touch.  I love to use handprints and footprints when I get a chance and I always make sure I save those crafts."...D-jay
 

Materials:

it all depends on what option you use...  You'll will need

either

either

either

Instructions:

finished paper plate pumpkin craftMAKE THE FACE/STEM

Craft Templates:

Small Plate Template   (color)   or   (B&W)

Large Plate Template   (color)   or   (B&W)

 

Printable version of these instructions

 


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