Like I mentioned in a previous post, I used to work for an after school program and when it came to finding a craft to do with the students I also kept in mind that I had a few students who didn’t celebrate holidays or certain holidays. So this craft was perfect because it was just a pumpkin. I seen this craft on pinterest and changed it a little, to see original idea click here.
What You Need:
- Toilet Paper Roll
- Construction Paper (Orange, Green and Brown)
- Orange Paint
- Paint Brush
I did a lot of prep at home, painted the toilet paper roll, cut out the orange strips, brown strips and leaves.
To start off paint the toilet paper roll orange, the color I used was Pumpkin Orange that I found at Walmart.
Then I cut out my orange strips (about 9 in x 1 in) in using a paper cutter with decorative edges. I did the same with the brown strips (5 1/2 in x 1/4 in) using the same decorative edge. You can just make them straight edge, I just thought the decorative edge would look cool.
I just cut the leaves out free-handed, folded the paper a few times.
I gave the students about 6 strips, you could use more if you wanted this was just my preference. When it came to assembling the pumpkin I found it easier to fold the ends (shown below) before gluing.
After all 6 are folded you can start gluing the strips on one side of the toilet paper roll.
Flip the toilet paper roll upside and fold the ends like you did the first time and glue to the other end of the roll.
Glue the stem to the leaf before gluing it to the inside of the toilet paper roll. You can add more strips if you like and you can also turn into a Jack O’Lantern.