How to Make Hanging Paper Pumpkins
I love these pumpkins because they have a lovely vintage feel to them. When hung, they cast pretty shadows and show many dimensions whilst gently spinning. This is a great craft for all ages for the entire autumn season.
Total Time: 45 minutes
- construction paper (orange, green, brown)
- scissors or paper cutter
- binder clip
- Mark the shorter side of your construction paper at every inch.
- Cut into long 1" wide strips.
- Now trim them so you have two, 11" strips, two 9" strips, two 7" strips, and one 6" strip. (To make a smaller one, just follow this formula and subtract an inch or two.)
- Stack your strips so they are in this order: 11", 9", 7", 6", 7", 9", 11". The shortest one will be sandwiched in the middle. Make sure they're lined up at one end, then secure with binder clip.
- Staple all the strips together at the top.
- Now line up the other end so it's flush, then staple it shut.
- Fold the green paper in half, then draw a leaf shape at the fold.
- Cut out then open up.
- Do the same for the stem on brown paper, but cut out a plain long rectangle.
- Pinch the leaf onto the pumpkin, then pinch the stem on top.
- Staple them into place vertically.
- Use your pencil to curl the leaves upward.
- Pull your string through the loop of the stem. Hang your pumpkin.
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