A. 3D Pumpkin Craft
We made our craft with three paper pumpkins in a row. However, there are many ways to customize your craft project. You can fill an entire sheet of paper with 3D pumpkins to look like a pumpkin patch. Or fold half a sheet of paper in half to make a card and glue a pumpkin to the front to make a fall-themed card for a friend or family member.
1. How do I make a 3D pumpkin craft?
Grab the model, the colored paper and some other tools and get ready for an afternoon of fun creating these beautiful 3D pumpkins. Read our simple step-by-step guide on how to make your own 3D paper pumpkins below. Check out our video tutorial in this post before you even get started.
a. Materials needed to make this 3D Paper Pumpkin Craft:
- Pumpkin Craft Template
- orange cardboard (we use 65 lb)
- brown cardboard
- Kraft cardboard (or the background color of your choice)
- green pipe cleaners
- extra strong glue stick
b. Instructions for making your 3D pumpkins
1. Download the orange cardboard pumpkin handmade paper template and print it out. You can use orange construction paper instead.
There are two paper gourds on each side of the template. One side of the mold has a smaller pumpkin shape and the other is slightly larger. You can mix the two and make as many pumpkins as you like. We even print the templates on orange paper in different colors to add extra color to our pumpkin craft.
2. Cut the pattern in half along the dotted line at the point shown. Then fold each half along the dotted line on the piece of paper where indicated on the template.
3. Cut all three folded pumpkin shapes from the mold. Use your glue stick to apply glue to one of the folded paper pumpkin halves. Then glue another folded pumpkin on top. Add the glue again and glue the third half of the paper pumpkin on top. This creates the 3D pumpkin shape for your craft.
5. Cut a small rectangular piece of brown cardboard to make the pumpkin stem. Turn your 3D pumpkin face down and glue the stem to the back seam of the pumpkin.
6. Cut a green pipe cleaner in half. Wrap one end around your finger several times to create a curly pumpkin tendril. Secure the pipe cleaner to the back of the pumpkin with a piece of duct tape.
7. Cut a sheet of kraft cardboard in half to glue the pumpkins together. Add a generous amount of glue stick to the back of each 3D pumpkin and glue it to the cardboard in a row.
We use three paper pumpkins for our crafts. If you’re creating more, you can use a larger piece of card to fit them all. You can also attach one to the front of a folded card.
2. More children’s pumpkin crafts
Recycle plastic lids and work on children’s sewing skills as you craft this adorable pumpkin sewing craft. You can tie several together to create a fun fall-themed banner to hang for decoration. My kids love the book with the five little pumpkins and the rhyme. Here’s a fun project of five little pumpkins to accompany the book that kids will love. This paper plate made from pumpkin from our friend hello, Wonderful is fun for kids and also a great way to learn about emotions with preschoolers. Make one of the 3D pumpkins with this craft, then use it in this beautiful autumn hedgehog craft. All you need is paper and crepe paper to make one of those super cute Halloween Jack-o-Lantern windsocks with your kids this fall.