18 Sep 2016

Easy 3-Step Halloween Paper Pumpkin Craft

We are not particularly keen on Halloween in the C-house. It could be because I do not like the idea of departed souls roaming our streets at night. I’d rather they were all at peace wherever it is that departed souls are supposed to be.

Easy 3-Step Halloween Paper Pumpkin Craft

J doesn’t do dressing up or the whole trick-or-treat charade. So we don’t do stock up on sweets either. Last time someone came knocking, they ended up with a healthy apple, not a toffee apple, as a treat.

That said, it does not mean we do not like to get into the spirit of things. See what I did there! It was completely unintentional. So as I was saying, it doesn’t keep us from doing Halloween crafts or having fun with Halloween decorations.

Halloween-themed Bostik craft box


This month’s Bostik craft box was full of Halloween inspiration, so we decided to use the material to craft a paper pumpkin. It is easy to make and can be made with whatever scraps of paper you have lying around.

To make the Halloween Paper Pumpkin Craft we used:
  • 8 strips of Halloween-themed paper
  • 1 green pipe cleaner
  • Bostik Glu
  • Bostik Glu Dots


And here is how we made the pumpkin in 3 easy steps. (I seem to be all about 3 easy steps of late. In case you have missed it, here are my 3 step eggless biscuits

Cut, stick and there you have it - Halloween paper pumpkin

  1. Stick the strips of paper, one over the other, to form something resembling the spokes of a wheel.
  2. Bring together the free edges of the strips, two opposite ones at a time, and stick them all together at the top. You should end up with a shape resembling a pumpkin.
  3. Fold the pipe cleaner in the shape of a handle and use Glu dots to fix it to the top of the pumpkin.


Easy 3-Step Halloween Paper Pumpkin Craft


Your Halloween Paper Pumpkin craft is ready for use. Place it in front of the fireplace or in the window. Or hang it from a hook or on the door handle. Whatever you do, make sure you have fun making it. 


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Easy 3-Step Halloween Paper Pumpkin Craft

Disclosure: We were sent a box of craft material to complete this challenge as part of the Bostik Blogger campaign.

12 comments:

  1. These Bostik boxes sound really good and inspirational for those that like crafting. Those glu dots look simple to use, a great idea and your pumpkin is effective too

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    1. Thank you, Melissa. Yes, the glu dots are very easy to use and they seem to hold most anything in place.

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  2. Don't like the idea either of ghosts running around! ;) But we do love Halloween, especially carving pumpkins! A messy chore, but my daughter loves it :)

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    1. Ha ha! I agree! We prefer paper pumpkins to the real thing. Less messy and definitely less spooky :-D

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  3. Looks like great fun! We're a bit too young to go trick or treating and I usually end up eating any sweets I get in for any visitors. This looks like a good way to commemorate the day without totally ignoring it or getting elbow deep in pumpkins!

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    1. That's my problem too! I can get through chocolate like there's no tomorrow, so am better off not buying it in the first place.

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  4. That looks so easy to make but very effective. My daughter loves Halloween x

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    1. Thanks, Cathy. I hope your little girl has a lovely time this Halloween x

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  5. Halloween is a great time to be creative. Never seen these ideas before but they look fun to make :)

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  6. Such a lovely idea. I think it's perfect for Halloween and great to do with kids too. I think you're right about the whole resting in peace thing but I guess it's not something we can control ;)

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  7. This is lovely and I am sure less stressful than carving an actual pumpkin x

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  8. My kids love halloween but my least favourite activity is carving the pumpkin - this looks like a great alternative

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