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Paper pumpkins

6:50pm Wednesday 15th October 2014 content supplied by Netmums

You will need:

  • Coloured paper sheets
  • Two brads (paper fasteners) per pumpkin
  • Scissors
  • PVA glue
  • Kebab stick
  • Hole punch

 

 

 

 

How to make a paper pumpkin

Step 1

Cut out 20 even rectangles of paper. Punch a hole at the top and bottom of each strip. Our largest strip is 20 x 2cm (7⅞ x ¾"). Stack the paper strips. Thread a brad through the top and bottom of the stack.

Step 2

Separate the strips in half to form a loop. Fan out the strips to form the pumpkin. Add or reduce the number of strips simply by removing the brads to reduce the paper. Cut out two leaves from green paper.

Step 3

Stick the leaves to the top brad. Coil green paper rectangle for the stem, glue in place. Fix the stem to the leaves. Coil a thin strip of paper around a kebab stick for the tendrils. Add glue to the centre and wrap it around the stem.

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