Chocolay Children’s Center Creative Kids Idea

Paper Plate Jack-O’-Lantern

This cute pumpkin is really easy to make and is a great decoration for your door or window. Make several with different faces and hang all over the entrance to greet trick or treaters!

What you’ll need:

  • Mini paper plate
  • Orange acrylic craft paint
  • Yellow craft foam
  • Green craft foam
  • Brown craft foam
  • Scissors
  • Glue

How to make it:

  1. Place the paper plate upside down on your work surface and paint it orange. Set aside to dry and repeat with a second coat if needed.
  2. Cut out facial shapes (triangles for eyes and a mouth with a few missing teeth) and glue to the plate.
  3. Use scissors to trim the plate into a pumpkin-like shape. Do this by cutting a dip in the top where the stem would be and trim the bottom to flatten it a bit.
  4. Cut two simple oval-shaped leaves from green craft foam and glue to back of the plate at the top of the pumpkin.
  5. Cut a simple rectangular stem from brown craft foam and glue to the back of the plate, between the leaves. 
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