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What you will need:

  • magazines or other paper from your recycling bin
  • scissors or a paper cutter
  • hole punch
  • glue
  • brads

Step 1: Cut the Pumpkin Strips

Using either scissors or a paper cutter, cut 14 strips of paper that are approximately 1 inch wide by 8 inches long.

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Step 2: Get Punching

Using a hole punch, punch a hole on either end of each of the strips of paper.

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Step 3: Secure It

Secure one end of all of the paper strips with a brad.

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Step 4: Fan It Out

Fan all of the strips out.You can decide to add more pieces of paper at this time.

Step 5: Round It Out

Slowly secure each of the remainder ends with another brad, until you have a ball shape. You can add more pieces of paper if you want the pumpkins to be fuller – we chose to keep ours the way they turned out because they will look great hanging from our chandelier with the light coming through.

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Step 6: Cut the Stem and Leaves

Using leftover green paper or paper from the recycling bin, cut a long strip of paper for the stem and a couple of small leaves.

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Step 7: Roll the Stem

Roll the long strip of green paper around a pencil until a small spiral of paper is formed.

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Step 8: Glue It Together

Add the stem and leaves to the top of the pumpkin with glue, allow to dry and then place around your home for fun decorations made by your children.

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Step 9: Decorate!

Let your children use these simple little pumpkins to decorate your holiday table or mantle!