Making Decorated Paper Pumpkins

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September 27, 2018

Decorated Paper Pumpkins - two decorated paper pumpkinsI order printed photos from Shutterfly and I always keep the packaging because it's really sturdy. I'm glad I did because I was able to make a couple of pumpkins from the packaging!


Here are two of the pumpkins I made and I will make more next month for the kiddos to decorate (this is a mess free way of decorating, they can use stickers or paint).

Total Time: 15-20 minutes


  • 2 CDs
  • brown paper bag
  • orange paper
  • pen/pencil
  • scissors
  • your choice of decorations
Decorated Paper Pumpkins


  1. Tape 2 CDs together, or gently hold in the center of 2 CDs and trace with a pen to resemble the shape of a pumpkin. Option: You can also trace on white paper and make a coloring page for your child to color, decorate with color pencils, crayons, paint, or stickers.
  2. Decorated Paper Pumpkins - tape 2 CDs together to create a pumpkin shape
    Decorated Paper Pumpkins - trace around onto orange paper
  3. Cut pumpkin out.
  4. Decorated Paper Pumpkins - cut pumpkin shape out

  5. For the pumpkin stump, one option is to use kraft paper and freehand the stump. Glue in place.
  6. Decorated Paper Pumpkins - freehand a stem and cut from craft paper
    Decorated Paper Pumpkins - attach
    Decorated Paper Pumpkins - two pumpkins
  7. Another option is to use a brown paper bag and crumble up a piece to resemble a stump. Glue in place.
  8. Decorated Paper Pumpkins - another stump option is to crumple brown paper
    Decorated Paper Pumpkins - shape into a stump
    Decorated Paper Pumpkins - attach
  9. Time to decorate with any items you want. I used goggly eyes and sticker ribbon. Then, displayed on the fridge.
  10. Decorated Paper Pumpkins - google eyes and sticker ribbon
    Decorated Paper Pumpkins - add ribbon to one pumpkin
    Decorated Paper Pumpkins - a eyes to the other
    Decorated Paper Pumpkins - mouth added to pumpkin with eyes
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