Tissue Paper Pumpkin

Create the perfect autumnal decor with these easy-to-make pumpkins!
Materials List

A few newspaper pages

2-3 sheets of orange tissue paper

One sheet of green tissue paper

Pipe cleaners (optional)

Construction paper (optional)

Tacky glue (optional)

How to
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!

Craft Length
5 - 15 minutes
Easy peasy (fun and simple)
Prep Time
5 minutes or less
1 adult per 10 children

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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