Easy Paper Pumpkin Crafts for Kids

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Need a quick and easy fall craft idea? Using supplies you probably already have, set your kids loose with these easy paper pumpkin crafts!

A white paper pumpkin with torn pieces of orange, green, and black paper to create a jack o lantern.

During school breaks, it’s fun to do a craft here and there. My boys are hit and miss with crafting so I don’t always plan ahead.

Our first craft of the week is what I like to call one of the easiest paper pumpkin crafts ever. Because it is.

Easy Paper Pumpkin Crafts for Kids

You can grab our free printable pumpkin at the link below and jump right in or keep reading for more paper pumpkin crafts!

This Handprint Lion Craft for Kids is also super and easy if you want to keep going.


Paper Pumpkin Craft Supplies

  • White Paper
  • Orange Paper
  • Green Paper
  • Black Paper
  • Black Marker
  • Glue Stick
  • Scissors

Use card-stock or construction paper or if you’re like me, the back of a school flyer.

I drew a pumpkin on the white paper and let the boys go to town cutting it out. Cutting, as I have learned, is a great way to extend the length of a craft.

Most kids in kindergarten and up can cut their own shapes or paper strips. Let them!

You spend that time sipping coffee, do a little reading. No judgment here. Clink.


If you don’t want to draw your pumpkin, here print mine! More coffee for you.


We had some school announcements that came home on orange paper. It was perfect for this so once the pumpkins were cut, I told the kids to rip that paper up! They were confused. It was fun.

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Then it was time to glue the pieces on and add the green stem with glue. Glue sticks! Who doesn’t love a glue stick?

Seriously, even I wanted to do it. It’s the simple things.


When the paper pumpkin crafts were done, Oscar had the great idea to make them jack-o-lanterns.

Why not? I said, feeling like mom-of-the-year. Tape them to your doors? Yes!


It was going to be a great fall break. We had breakfast, I drank coffee, the boys made a pumpkin craft and it was already 8:56am. Only 2 more weeks to go!


Fall Pumpkin Centerpiece

Make this fun fall pumpkin using toilet paper rolls, paint and string! This craft is a great way to keep kids busy and upcycle some craft items at the same time.

Paper crafts aren’t the only easy solution. Get the details at raisingwhasians.com.


Tufted Tissue Paper Pumpkin

You’ll need a few intentional supplies for this craft. Older kids and tweens will get a kick out of seeing the finished product come together and it makes a great decoration!


Pumpkin Kids Table Craft

Just have some paper and a glue stick? Here’s another take on the paper pumpkin craft using mostly paper.

Great fall craft for little hands! Full instructions are on shesaved.com.


3D Paper Pumpkin Files

Want to skip the cutting and use your Cricut? Grab these SVG files from Heyletsmakestuff.com to create 3D pumpkins in no time.


Looking for even more fall crafts? Check out this list.

Not ready to make your paper pumpkin crafts just yet? Share this post or save for later!

Check out these easy paper pumpkin crafts for kids. Great for lazy fall mornings and most use craft supplies you probably already have at home. #fallcrafts #paperpumpkincrafts #paperpumpkin #pumpkin

Want more? Check out these 5 Easy Thanksgiving Crafts to make with Kids. Crafts for everyone! **Post updated from 2016

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About Andrea Updyke

Andrea Updyke is a married mom of two boys living in Raleigh, NC. She is a published author and blogger of more than 18 years and loves to celebrate the little things that make life awesome.

Whether she's sharing tasty recipes, traveling or hanging with the family, Andrea's goal is to help make your days a little easier and a lot more fun! Email inquiries to andreaupdyke@gmail.com.

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