- Sophie &Friends
The tissue paper pumpkin is a great little Halloween or autumn craft. Place them in a classroom, your front porch, or display them on window sills as part of the Halloween or fall decor. If you make a bunch of them you can have your very own pumpkin patch!
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)
Lay your newspaper sheets on top of each other. They don't have to be perfectly aligned.
Start to crumple them up so they make a round ball! This will be the frame for your pumpkin shape.
Now place your sheets of orange tissue paper directly on top of each other and place the newspaper ball in the middle.
Engulf the paper ball in the tissue paper by pulling the tissue paper up and over the ball on all ends.
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.
Your little pumpkin is now complete. The next steps involve adding vines.
To make the vine, fold one sheet of green tissue paper in half.
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.
To make the leaf, leave about 2 of the 3 remaining inches of your green tissue paper untwisted, and then twist the final inch.
Let's add the vine to the pumpkin! Wrap it around the stem, and tie a knot!
Ta-da! You have the cutest little tissue paper pumpkin!
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!