Paper Plate Pumpkin Craft

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Paper Plate Pumpkin Craft

Paper Plate Pumpkin Craft

My kids love to paint and I love to contain messes. So when we started thinking of fun crafts to do in preparation of the holidays, paper plates seemed like the perfect canvas! So today is the first in a series of Holiday Paper Plate Crafts with the Paper Plate Pumpkin craft. Each month, we’ll feature a new paper plate creation made by my 2-year-old.

The level of difficulty can change depending on the age of your child and other craft items may be introduced but one thing will stay the same, the canvas will be a paper plate!

For this month’s paper plate craft we created an orange pumpkin. We used a simple sponge brush to make dotting a little easier and quite fun for my young daughter. If you’re still hesitant about getting messy with your toddler here’s proof that it can be contained (somewhat).

What you need:

  • Paper plate
  • Orange, brown, and black paints (we used our craft paint but you can use washable non-toxic)
  • Round sponge brush 

Paper Plate Pumpkin Craft Materials

What you do:

1. Lay down a piece of newspaper or butcher paper onto the table. Then place paper plate upside down.

2. Squeeze a little bit of orange onto another paper plate and let your child start painting! Fair warning – your child might want to experiment with the brush and feel the texture of the paint and brush on their skin.

Paper Plate Pumpkin Craft Gets Messy

3. Once the plate is completely covered in orange, let your child dot a brown stem at the top of the plate.

4. To finish off your pumpkin, add a face in black paint. You can let your child create the face or you can create it for them (whichever they prefer). My daughter wanted to start on her next project so I finished this one for her.

Easy Paper Plate Pumpkin Craft

 Tada! A super festive and bright orange pumpkin to display as you wish!

What is your favorite paper plate craft to make with your kids?

Every week Danielle brings great kids crafts to Formula Mom!

Danielle is a work-at-home-mom of two beautiful kids and writes at the Simmworks Family Blog.
She loves to blog about her family, healthy living, going green and crafting. Danielle would love for you to come visit! You can reach her on facebook and twitter as well. If you have any questions feel free to email her at

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About Danielle

Danielle is a work-at-home-mom o f two beautiful kids and writes at Simmworks Family Blog. She loves to blog about her family, healthy living, going green and crafting.


  1. Autumn and all of the holidays associated with this time of year is my favorite season. It looks like your little girl had a blast! Nothing like paint to make a child happy.
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  2. Such a great idea and so simple for the little ones! My daughter would have WAY too much fun finger painting it. lol.
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  3. This is so simple! I think I have all the stuff already too, except maybe we’ll make blue pumbpkins. :)

  4. I’m going to do this with Jasmine very soon.
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  5. Super cute idea for Halloween! My son would have a blast!

  6. Such a cute idea!

  7. Very easy, but fun. That is exactly the kind of craft I like to do with my 4 year old. Thanks for sharing!
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  8. Donna Spears says:

    That paper plate pumpkin is perfect as tree decoration or a wall decor.
    Maybe we could make many of that craft!
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  9. My kids love any craft that involves paint!
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  10. This is such a cute craft for very small children. Thanks for sharing!
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