Can you believe that Halloween is just around the corner? I don’t know about you but I love Halloween crafts and activities although finding ones simple enough for Kinders to do can be a challenge. Learn more about how to make a paper plate pumpkin craft in your classroom!
This paper plate pumpkin is an activity that we have done each year and it’s always been popular. I like to let the children design their own eyes, nose, and mouth and it’s nice to see a variety of different pumpkins on display. These look great on a bulletin board or hanging around the classroom.
This activity goes well with this resource:
With minimal supplies needed this craft is easy to set up and works well as a whole class or small group Halloween craft activity. You should already have these items in your craft cupboard so hopefully, there’s not much that you need to buy. I estimate this whole activity to cost less than $10 for the class – paper plates and construction paper are the most expensive part.
I like to have the children rip up the paper, rather than doing it for them, as ripping paper is a great fine motor activity.
What you need
- Paper plates
- Orange construction paper
- Green construction paper
- Black construction paper
How to make a paper plate pumpkin
- Give each child a paper plate
- Have each child rip up some orange construction paper (you can have each child do this individually, or have a combined bow that they all share – this works well if some children are faster than others)
- Cover the paper plate with the ripped orange construction paper. Try to encourage them to leave minimal white spaces.
- Cut out the top of the pumpkin using the green construction paper
- Get the children to draw their eyes, nose and mouth onto the black construction paper
- Cut out the eyes, nose and mouth and glue them onto the pumpkin
- Hang around the classroom for display!
I hope your Kinders enjoy this paper plate pumpkin craft. Make sure you pop into the Simply Kinder Facebook group and share pictures of your class’s pumpkins!