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Paper Plate Pumpkin Craft For Kids

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With school back in session, we’re obsessing over Halloween!! We love fall and preparing for all the upcoming holidays!

We’ve already shared lots of Halloween activities and pumpkin crafts for kids, but we have even more fun ideas to share with you.

We’ve made them as simple and easy as possible, with suggestions on how to make them with younger or older kids so the whole family can have fun together!

This paper plate pumpkin craft combines a traditional jack o’ lantern and a mummy to make a new twist on a simple craft.

It’s an easy, low prep and cheap craft you can do with toddlers, preschoolers or elementary aged children. We can see this craft doing well for library story time or even at a day care facility.

Wherever you make this mummy pumpkin craft, we’re sure the kids will love it!

Read on below or watch the video to see how simple it is to make with your kids.

Pumpkin Paper Plate Craft

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paper plate pumpkin craft for kids

Supplies

Directions

Download the pumpkin face template and print on the corresponding colored card stock. Cut out your choice of eyes, nose and mouths.

Take the piece of white printer paper and tear all four sides so there are not any straight edges. Next, tear narrow strips of paper to make the mummy wrapping.

Use the glue stick to glue the strips of paper in all directions on the orange paper plate.

Glue on the eyes, nose and mouth on top of the strips of paper.

Secure the pumpkin stem and leaf to the back of the orange paper plate with the glue stick.

Pumpkin Craft Notes

When preparing the ripped printer paper, we like to first tear all the edges off so there are no clean edges. This will help the paper look more mummy like.

In our example, we glued all of the facial features on top of the mummy paper, but you can experiment with what you like best.

paper plate pumpkin craft

Try placing parts of the eyes, nose or mouth under the ripped printer paper to make it have more depth.

There are also several different expressions on the template so you can mix and match until you find the perfect one!

Paper Plate Halloween Craft Benefits

This paper plate pumpkin is not only fun, but also helps with developmental skills!

Like many of our other easy crafts and activities for kids, this pumpkin craft helps children develop and refine fine motor skills.

Depending on the age and skill level of your child, there’s something in this craft to help!

For toddlers who are just beginning to work on their skills, we recommend having all the face pieces and paper strips pre cut/torn and ready to go. They can work on fine motor skills by gluing the pieces onto the paper plate.

Preschool and kindergarten children can attempt to rip the printer paper themselves to create the strips that become the mummy wrap.

Elementary kids will be able to do all the above steps, but can also work on cutting out the facial expression pieces all by themselves.

We of course also have to point out how working on creating this paper plate pumpkin helps children develop creativity!

paper plate pumpkin craft

Children will have to use their imagination to look at all the eyes and mouths and visualize how they want their final project.

We’re sure this pumpkin craft will be a blast for kids and they won’t even know they’re working on valuable skills!

Don’t forget to download your free Jack o’lantern face template by entering your email at the end of this page.

2 paper plate mummy pumpkin crafts

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Mummy Paper Plate Pumpkin Craft

Mummy Paper Plate Pumpkin Craft

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Make this easy paper plate pumpkin craft with the kids this Halloween season!

Materials

  • Orange paper plate
  • White printer paper
  • Colored card stock (in black, green and brown)
  • Glue stick
  • Pumpkin face template (download form at the end of the post)

Tools

  • Scissors

Instructions

    1. Download the pumpkin face template and print on the corresponding colored card stock. Cut out your choice of eyes, nose and mouths.
    2. Take the piece of white printer paper and tear all four sides so there are not any straight edges. Next, tear narrow strips of paper to make the mummy wrapping.
    3. Use the glue stick to glue the strips of paper in all directions on the orange paper plate.
    4. Glue on the eyes, nose and mouth on top of the strips of paper.
    5. Secure the pumpkin stem and leaf to the back of the orange paper plate with the glue stick.

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