Brown Construction Paper
Green Construction Paper
Glue or Tape
Step 1: Paint Paper Plate
My favorite non messy way to paint with young artists is to use bingo daubers. You can find them at the dollar store or craft store. We used this kind. Regular orange paint and a brush or finger paint will also work. Let paint dry.
Step 2: Accessorize Pumpkin
I already had precut the stem and leaf. I let my young artist decide where to place the shapes and we taped them down from the backside.
Orange, Brown and Green Construction Paper
Step 1: Trace Paper Plate onto Orange Paper
Tip: Turn the paper plate upside down on your construction paper.
Step 2: Cut Orange Circle and add details.
We added the lines to enhance the curved shape of the pumpkins. Have your artist look at a real pumpkin to understand the curved shape of the lines.
Step 3: Cut Leaf shape from Green Paper
Leafs come in all different shapes and sizes. Let your artist have some fun.
Step 4: Cut stem from brown paper
We stuck with a simple rectangle shape for the stem.
Step 5: Glue together
Glue your stem and leaf first to the front of the paper plate and then cover with your orange pumpkin.
Orange , Yellow, and Brown Construction Paper
Step 1: Cut Pumpkin
Turn the paper plate upside down on your orange construction paper. Trace and then cut out circle. For the yellow smaller circle. Trace the bottom of the paper plate and then cut.
Step 2: Design Jack-o-lantern face and cut
Draw the shapes for your face first. Poke a hole inside the shape with the scissors (adult supervision may be needed) and then use the scissors to cut out the shape.
Step 3: Accessorize Pumpkin
Use the brown paper for the stem. Add curved pumpkin lines with the orange crayon.
Step 4: Glue together
Glue the yellow circle to the inside of the paper plate. Next glue your stem in place. Finally, glue your orange circle on top of the paper plate.