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Today we worked on a fun little autumn-y craft: paper pumpkins.

It’s super simple and only requires the most basic of supplies.

To make 1 pumpkin you’ll need a sheet of colored paper and a stapler.

For each pumpkin, cut:

  • (2) 11″x1″ strips
  • (2) 9″x1″ strips
  • (2) 7″x1″ strips
  • (1) 6″x1″ strip

Stack the strips, starting with the 6″ piece and placing the 7″ strips on either side of it.  Repeat with the 9″ and 11″ strips.

Line up the ends and staple.

Hold the middle (shortest) strip straight on the un-stapled end.
Line up all of the ends with the 6″ strip and staple that end together, too.

Cut out a stem and leaves, curl lightly around a pencil, and staple on to the top of the pumpkin.

I had the strips pre-cut, but found that this was a little difficult for my girls to do, even with my help. Madeline lost interest completely, but Susannah loved her pumpkin and persevered…even doing her own staples.
The end result was a little smashed, but she was awfully proud of herself for finishing. ;)

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