Print out this pumpkin pattern or make your own by folding any sheet of paper in the middle and drawing an arc along the paper's folded edge.
2Cut out the pumpkin pattern.
While keeping the paper folded, cut out your pumpkin pattern.
*Our printable pumpkin patterns come in 2 sizes—a small and a medium-sized pumpkin. Choose the size that you like and cut out the pattern along its outline.
3Draw pumpkin shapes.
Trace around the pumpkin pattern on orange construction paper to make a pumpkin shape. Make at least ten pumpkin shapes.
4Cut out the pumpkin shapes.
Cut out all of the pumpkin shapes.
5Fold each pumpkin shape.
Fold each pumpkin shape in the middle.
Without unfolding a pumpkin shape, apply glue on one of its outer faces.
7Glue 2 pumpkin shapes together.
Glue a second folded pumpkin shape on top of the first one, keeping both pumpkin shapes aligned at the edges.
8Press to glue in place.
Press on the pair of pumpkin shapes to glue them together. Right photo shows how the pair would look when opened up.
9Glue more pumpkin shapes.
Continue gluing the pumpkin shapes one on top of the other, making sure they are aligned along the edges.
10Make a stem.
After you have positioned the last pumpkin shape in place, cut a length of green pipe cleaner to make the pumpkin's stem. Use white glue to attach it along the straight edge of the pumpkin shapes.
Apply glue on one of the outer faces of the pumpkin shape.
12Glue the outer faces together.
Bring the two outermost faces together, sandwiching the pipe cleaner in the middle. Press firmly to glue them in place.
13Open up the flaps.
Carefully open up each of the paper flaps to transform your project into a three-dimensional paper pumpkin. You will discover that once the glue sets, the flaps will be more rigid and your paper pumpkin a lot sturdier.
14Trim the stem.
Trim the pipe cleaner stem to the desired length. You can bend it into a hooked handle.
15Use the pumpkin as décor.
Make these paper pumpkins to decorate your home or classroom for Halloween or autumn. You can put them on tables, hang them or string smaller paper pumpkins together into a Halloween garland.