You Will Need ...
  1. A few newspaper pages

  2. 2-3 sheets of orange tissue paper

  3. One sheet of green tissue paper

  4. Pipe cleaners (optional)

  5. Construction paper (optional)

  6. Tacky glue (optional)

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Step 1: 

Lay your newspaper sheets on top of each other. They don't have to be perfectly aligned.

Step 2: 

Start to crumple them up so they make a round ball! This will be the frame for your pumpkin shape.

Step 3: 

Now place your sheets of orange tissue paper directly on top of each other and place the newspaper ball in the middle.

Step 4: 

Engulf the paper ball in the tissue paper by pulling the tissue paper up and over the ball on all ends.

Step 5: 

For the stem, take the excess orange tissue paper and begin twisting it. Really get in there and twist it tight so the stem takes shape.

Step 6: 

Your little pumpkin is now complete. The next steps involve adding vines.

Step 7: 

To make the vine, fold one sheet of green tissue paper in half.

Step 8: 

Start twisting away from one end to the other. If you would like to add a leaf to your vine leave about about 3 inches untwisted at the end. If not, continue to twist.

Step 9: 

To make the leaf, leave about 2 of the 3 remaining inches of your green tissue paper untwisted, and then twist the final inch.

Step 10: 

Let's add the vine to the pumpkin! Wrap it around the stem, and tie a knot!

Step 11: 

Ta-da! You have the cutest little tissue paper pumpkin!

Age: 
Preschool
School-age
Tween
Teen
Adult
Basic: 
Holiday
Craft Length: 
5 - 15 minutes
Difficulty: 
Easy peasy (fun and simple)
Holiday: 
Halloween
Prep Time: 
5 minutes or less
Supervision: 
1 adult per 10 children
Variations: 

If you want to continue to accessorize your pumpkin, create a jack-o'-lantern face or add some additional pipe cleaner vines and some flowers. Get creative and have fun!

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