Have you ever tried paper quilling? This traditional craft uses coils of paper to create pretty designs. While many paper quilling crafts are fairly complex and require a degree of skill and patience, this one is simple enough for even young crafters to enjoy.
Making a Pumpkin with Paper Quilling
If you want to try your hand at quilling crafts, get the instructions below. You can use this technique to make paper pumpkins of all shapes and sizes!
If you enjoy this project…
- check out more paper quilling projects
- and pumpkin projects
- If you have leftover construction paper, try making paper strip Jack-o-lanterns
- use some as part of this Halloween coffee filter art
- For more paper pumpkin ideas, check out my 3D paper pumpkin
- or this tissue paper and styrofoam cup pumpkin
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Supplies Needed for Curled Paper Pumpkins
- 1 sheet orange construction paper
- Scrap strips of brown and green construction paper
- White craft glue
- Cut orange construction paper into half-inch strips.
- Wrap strips around a pencil. Remove from the pencil and glue the end of the strip to close the circle. Repeat for as many circles as you need to create your pumpkin, we made 22 (see image).
- Lay the circles on your work surface and arrange them into the shape of a pumpkin.
- Glue the circles together (see image).
- Cut three green strips about three to four inches long. Curl the end of each strip around a small paint brush or simply roll it up to get a tighter curl. Glue the straight end into the top of your pumpkin to create the green leaves.
- Cut a brown strip of paper about two inches long. Fold in half and insert into the top of the pumpkin to create a stem and secure with glue (see image).
- Once everything has dried, you can tie a piece of string through the pumpkin stem and hang from a suction cup hook.
Buy a large package of construction paper for plenty of fun projects. For smaller circles, wrap paper around a small paint brush handle. White craft glue is perfect for this project, however white school glue will work as well.
This project was originally published on Spoonful by Amanda Formaro.