One of my favorite things about fall is all things pumpkin and all things apple! It’s a fun time for making treats and getting crafty! And one of our favorite crafts to make is the easiest paper plate pumpkin craft ever! Yes, it’s true, it really is super simple and you end up with a great looking pumpkin when you’re done!
Easiest Paper Plate Pumpkin Craft
If you’re wondering what makes this paper plate pumpkin so easy, it’s because there is no cutting or gluing! And you have the option of making a pumpkin of turning it into a Jack O’ Lantern with an extra step! You might even have all of the supplies right now! Check out how easy it is to make and have some fun with the kids! At the end I’ll give a tip about making an easy paper plate apple too!
What You Need:
- Paper plate
- Orange and Black markers or crayons
- Hole punch
- Green pipe cleaner
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What You Do:
- Color your paper plate orange.
- Punch a hole at the top of your orange plate with a hole punch.
- Put a green pipe cleaner through the hole.
- Twist pipe cleaner around itself so it stays attached.
- Using a marker or crayon, wrap your pipe cleaner around it, and slide the pipe cleaner off to make spirals.
- Draw a face on your pumpkin if you want!
What I love about this super easy craft is that you can let your kids really work on it and get creative. There are no scissors to deal with! No glue to clean up! It’s all easy to make and really it can be as creative as you want!
If you want to go ever further, you can use things like sequins, stickers, or other materials to really jazz up your pumpkins. Color it red and use a short brown pipe cleaner for a stem, and you have an apple! But I don’t know if I would put a face on an apple!
It’s just a cute and easy project to do with the kids this fall!
Keep your craft supply cabinet or drawer fully stocked with some of our favorite craft supply basics so you’ll be ready no matter what time of year!