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Today I shared a super fun and easy fall craft on Arizona Midday. These paper pumpkins are super cute and the perfect craft for ANYONE to make. They are really simple and inexpensive to create. There’s so many fun different papers out there. These would be fun with GLITTER too! Ahh so many possibilities! 😉


  • Scrapbook paper
  • Glue stick
  • Brown paper bag
  • pipe cleaner
  • scissors
  • hot glue


  1. Cut 6 circles (I cut mine 4 and 6 in) and then hold in half.
  2. Place glue on the outside of the folded circle.
  3. Push down your second circle onto the glued side.
  4. Keep adding circles until you form a sphere.

5. Cut the very bottoms of the pumpkin off, so it stands up straight.

6. Cut a strip from a piece of brown paper bag and glue it around a pipe cleaner.

7. Twirl your pipe cleaner around a pencil to create a fun stem.

8. Cut a piece of green paper (about 1/4 in) and wrap it around a pencil.

9. Glue the stems inside the middle of the pumpkin with hot glue.

10. You can also cut out leaves with the green paper and stick those next to the stems.

The bigger your circle the bigger the pumpkin. You could also use more than 6 circles to make the pumpkin more full. These were inspired by alydosdall.

Here’s an example with plain white paper, which is super cheap and still really cute! Come back tomorrow to see another fun craft for fall.

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  1. These are super cute. I love the stems you made. You did a great job on your show. You’re a natural on TV.

  2. That is such a cute and simple project I am going to show this to the teachers at my son’s school. Maybe I could help them put it together and the kids could decorate it!!
    Thank you for the idea!!

  3. First of all…I just think youre the cutest thing. Ever. Loved the clip from midday (missed it because we dont have cable anymore). What a great fall craft! I cannot wait to make paper pumpkins with Luci 🙂

  4. Loved these — I’m going to do them at school with my After School Program kids! The video was OK but I found the ‘presenter’ continually interrupting the gal doing the demonstration a bit annoying. However—a great easy craft—thanks so much!

  5. HI! I LOVE these! I can’t wait to find some fun orange paper, and get a bunch of these done. I wanted to try them, so I used red paper, and made an apple version… thinking to display it in my classroom! <3

    1. Yeah… so my BOSS (wonderful woman) took my apple. I’m planning to make more for my girls to give their teachers, and some for the other teachers in my preschool. Pumpkins will be in October! <3 EVERYONE has loved these.. and I've sent them to your site. 🙂

        1. In addition to apples, I used tiny 1/2 inch circles and made blueberries… though, I need to figure out the crowns.. but still, I have been SO inspired by your design! I LOVE it!

  6. Thanks so much for showing it in pure white. I am not able to get enough scrapbooking pages for my entire Kindergarten class. I was wondering if just plain orange construction paper would work. Now I know it will seeing the white pumpkin that it can be done. Thanks so much for this simple buy very colourful and cute idea.