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A fun torn paper pumpkin craft that kids are sure to love creating this fall season at home or in the classroom.
This torn paper pumpkin craft is one of my favorite simple fall activities! It’s an engaging and fun way for younger kids to put their little fingers to work and develop those fine motor skills. Not only that, everybody loves pumpkins! They bring back fond memories of autumn and remind us of exciting fall activities, like trick or treating!
With just a few materials, this fun fall craft is mess-free and easy for kids to do on their own.
Simple Materials Needed to Make Torn Paper Pumpkin
These are basic materials and are likely already in your house if you have craft-loving kids. However, if you need to run out to the store, you can easily find and get everything pretty cheap!
- Orange, brown, and green cardstock
- Large googly eyes
- Green pipe cleaner
- Glue stick
If you don’t have cardstock, you’re welcome to use green, brown, and orange construction paper! The googly eyes I used are 1 ½ inch in diameter, but any large googly eyes work just fine!
Torn Paper Pumpkin How-To Video:
Creating Your Paper Pumpkin
This torn paper pumpkin kid’s craft is very straightforward. With younger kids, you can prep your pumpkin template and pre-cut the leaf and stem before they begin. For older elementary kids, leave those steps to them if you’d like! Feel free to refer to the step-by-step pictures on this post if needed.
- Draw a pumpkin-type shape on an 8 x 11-inch piece of paper.
- Tear cardstock paper into small pieces.
- Glue on orange paper. The paper pieces should follow the shape of the pumpkin.
- Glue leaf onto the top of the pumpkin.
- Glue curly vine to the leaf. Glue the pumpkin stem on top.
- Add mouthpieces and eyes.
As you can see, the mouth of my pumpkin face is slightly tilted. Feel free to make eyes like my picture if you want!
Fun Pumpkin Facts
Looking for some fun facts about pumpkins that your kids will also enjoy? Check these out:
- Many people think pumpkin is a vegetable, but it’s actually a fruit!
- Pumpkins can grow on all continents except for Antarctica.
- Pumpkins are usually orange but can sometimes be green, white, yellow, or red.
- The world’s largest giant pumpkin weighs 2,703 pounds. That’s heavier than a walrus!
- Pumpkin plants grow big, yellow flowers!
- The oldest pumpkin seeds were discovered in Mexico at around 7000 B.C.
- You can make a variety of foods out of pumpkins such as soups, pies, meals, juices, and more!
- A ‘jack-o-lantern’ is a carved pumpkin illuminated by candles and is believed to have come from Ireland.
Pumpkin Things Your Kids Will Love
The fun doesn’t stop at this easy pumpkin craft. Here are some other great pumpkin things your kids will enjoy:
- Carve jack-o-lanterns: Nothing beats the wonderful tradition of carving a jack-o-lantern! Kids of all ages will have tons of fun scooping out the pumpkin guts, and it’s a great way for them to get creative and put their little hands to work! They can draw on a pumpkin face, and you can help them carve it. Using the stencils is also an easy option!
- Pumpkin painting: Kids find pumpkin painting so much fun! All you need is a small pumpkin, some brushes, and stain-free paint. Let them get creative with it! You can also do pumpkin face painting with washable watercolor.
- Read pumpkin books: There are so many books about pumpkins that are both educational and entertaining. Check out this great list!
- Watch pumpkin videos: YouTube is a good source for kid’s pumpkin videos, but you can also show them the timeless classic, The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown never fails.
- Make pumpkin desserts: Pumpkin can be made into all kinds of yummy desserts like cookies, waffles, pancakes, and more! They are both delicious and nutritious, and you’ll be surprised how much your kids will love these tasty treats.
More Fun Fall Crafts for Kids
I hope you and your little ones have a lot of festive fun with this torn paper pumpkin craft!
Want some more fun crafts for the fall season? Have your kids make a Handprint Fall Tree or this Paper Fall Leaves activity. You can also make delicious fall-themed treats with my Fall Leaf Cut-Out Cookies!