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Easy fall craft by maryjane16
Saturday, September 11, 2010, 12:51 pm
Filed under: children, teen | Tags: , , , , ,

We made these easy pumpkins today at the library. You’ll need just a few basic supplies to get started:

  • Cardstock or printer paper (we used orange, but it depends on what color you want your pumpkin to be)
  • 2 brads of any color a pumpkin leaf (you can find a free template online and resize it to fit your pumpkin)
  • scissors
  • small hole punch
Step 1: cut your paper into 1″ strips (the strips in the photo are 4.25″ long and 1″ wide). You will need 8 strips.
Step 2: cut out your leaf.
Step 3: Stack your strips together. Punch a hole on either side of the strips (punch through the stack held together). Punch a hole in your leaf as well.
Step 4: Keeping your stack of papers together, put a brad through the holes on one side of the stack. Before adding the brad to the second set of holes, add your leaf to the top of the pile. Attach your second bard.
Step 5: Very carefully fan out your paper strips to form the circular pumpkin shape. Viola! You have a very cute paper pumpkin to put up in the house.
Make a few and attach to a string to make a cute garland for Halloween!
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