Paper Plate Pumpkin Craft

Are you ready for the coolest paper plate pumpkin craft ever? This Halloween craft for kids is here to attract attention as it looks almost like a real carved pumpkin, the awesome little tea light candle (battery operated) will turn the Halloween magic comes true.

Paper Plates Pumpkin Halloween Crafts for Kids. The best alternative to Halloween carved pumpkins.

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The kids get really excited about Halloween and pumpkin carving. Real pumpkins can get quite messy, not to mention the carving process isn’t exactly kid-friendly.

However, this Halloween paper plate craft offers a fun and safer alternative. These can easily be displayed in windows and make a fun Halloween display for children.

Halloween pumpkin craft paper plate

How to make pumpkin crafts using paper plates

What you need:

  • two sheets of paper
  • black paint
  • painted orange
  • tea candle (battery operated)
  • green pipe cleaner (you can skip it or switch to green paper) – some tape to secure the pipe cleaner
  • drag
  • glue
  • pencil (or similar)

Step-by-step instructions

You can make this craft using small paper plates or large plates. We did ours with the smaller ones.

Paint the inside of the paper plate (the part where the food sits) black.

Paint the back of the paper plate orange.

Let the paint dry before moving on to the next step.

Place the sheets on top of each other – the black parts facing each other. Cut a straight line (see image below).

Using a pencil (or marker), draw a pumpkin face on one of the sheets.

Cut it out. For the easiest (and safest) cutting, have your child punch a hole (with a pencil or similar object) through the mouth, eyes, and nose if they make one, and use that hole as a starting point for cutting.

See also Paper Plate Reindeer Craft

Roll up the pipe cleaner and stick it on a paper plate.

Apply glue to the edge of the paper. Do not apply glue along the cut.

Place the other sheet of paper on top and wait for the glue to dry. We used clothespins to hold the sheets in place while the glue dried.

The bottom of the paper plate pumpkin craft will look like this.

Push the tea light candle inside the hole at the bottom. You can also secure it with tape.

Turn on the tea candle and enjoy the shimmering light.

Halloween craft paper plates

Turn off the lights in the room and enjoy the show.

Pumpkin craft paper plate

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