I may have mentioned a time or twelve previously that in my past life I was an elementary school teacher. This was back in the days before Pinterest (how did I survive?) and blogs were something that most people, including myself, didn’t quite “get” just yet. Those were the days when I came up with the projects and activities for our class parties and though some didn’t quite pan out the way I had hoped, these Easy Kids’ Tissue Paper Pumpkins were a hit! Now that my own kids are old enough, we’re making these sweet little pumpkins on our own this year and I’m sharing all the pumpkin-making details so you can re-create them with your own littles.
- orange tissue paper, one full sheet per pumpkin
- 3 plastic grocery bags per pumpkin
- green pipe cleaners
- black card stock
- tacky glue
1. Gather the grocery bags together to create a ball shape. Try to get any logos on the inside of the ball as there is a chance they might show through.
2. Carefully begin to gather the tissue paper around the ball of grocery bags.
3. Softly gather all of the tissue in one hand so that the grocery bag ball is completely covered.
4. Use the green pipe cleaner to close off the tissue ball. Twist it a few times to keep everything in place. Curl the excess pipe cleaner around a pencil to make them look more presentable.
5. Cut a jack o’lantern face from the black card stock and glue it in place with the tacky glue.
Now, I know that I’m obsessed with all things pumpkin, but you have to admit that these are pretty darn cute. Even if you decide to forgo the jack o’lantern face, they still turn out pretty awesome and can last all the way through to Thanksgiving.
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