Wednesday, September 9, 2020

How to Make a Paper Bag Pumpkin

 When I was little, my father taught me and my brother how to make paper bag pumpkins.  They were fun and easy to make.  We used them as a centerpiece for our dining room table, as decorations for autumn and Halloween, and as simple toys to play with.  Read on to learn the three steps to make your own paper bag pumpkin!

Kellys Classroom How to Make a Paper Bag Pumpkin

What You Need

To make a paper bag pumpkin, you only need a few items:
  • brown paper lunch bags
  • orange paint
  • paper scraps to use as a filler (We used paper from my shredder.)
  • any items you'd like to use as embellishments

Kellys Classroom How to Make a Paper Bag Pumpkin

Step One

Turn the paper bag inside out.  This will give the paper bag pumpkin a rounded and wrinkly shape.  Fill the paper bag with as much or as little filler as you'd like.  After that, twist the top of the paper bag tightly to make a thick stem.  

Kellys Classroom How to Make a Paper Bag Pumpkin

Step Two

Paint your paper bag pumpkin with bright colors.  If it's Halloween time, you can paint a spooky face on it!

Kellys Classroom How to Make a Paper Bag Pumpkin

Step Three

Embellish and decorate your paper bag pumpkin.  We added glitter and a pretty ribbon to ours.  It wasn't Halloween yet, so we just made an autumn-themed pumpkin.  It still looks pretty cute, eh?

Kellys Classroom How to Make a Paper Bag Pumpkin

Are there any fun and easy pumpkin crafts that you like to do with your students?  Tell us about them in the comments below.

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