Paper Plate Pumpkin Craft

INSIDE: This adorable paper plate pumpkin craft is a great Halloween craft for toddlers and preschoolers! Create a cute pumpkin or jack-o-lantern this Halloween using tissue paper!

Paper Plate Pumpkin Craft

Bleeding Tissue Paper Crafts

This craft is alot of fun and involves painting with tissue paper! But not just any tissue paper – bleeding tissue paper. This is the tight of tissue you paper you wouldn’t want to wrap gifts in. Bleeding tissue actually bleed colour when it gets wet! Thus is makes a great way to create this adorable pumpkin craft for any toddler or preschooler! To paint with bleeding tissue paper you don’t need a lot of water, so only fill up the bowl with a small amount of water.

That being said, toddlers and preschoolers will be well toddlers and preschoolers so I suggest to help contain any potential mess to have them do this craft inside of a baking dish. I also suggest doubling up on the paper plates!

Paper Plate Pumpkin Craft

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Paper Plate Pumpkin Craft

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Paper Plate Pumpkin Craft

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Paper Plate Pumpkin Craft

Paper Plate Pumpkin Craft

  1. Grab a white paper plate and cut out the stem of the pumpkin and glue to the bottom of another white paper plates.
  2. Cut your orange and green bleeding tissue paper into squares and invite your child to place them on the paper plate.
  3. Have them dip the paint brush into the water and add a small amount of water to the tissue paper to help it stick to the plate. Watch as the colour bleeds off! Let them paint with the coloured water or add more tissue paper until the entire plate is covered in orange!
  4. Do the same to the stem with green bleeding tissue paper.
  5. Set it aside to dry.
  6. Cut out the eyes, nose and mouth of the jack-o-lantern.
  7. Once the paper plate has dried somewhat let your little one glue the face on to their pumpkin!
Paper Plate Pumpkin Craft

WATCH this video of the Easy Paper Plate Pumpkin Craft!

Age Suitability

This activity is good for kids 2 years and up. My kids are 3.5, 3.5, and 7 year old.


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  • White Paper Plates
  • Orange bleeding tissue paper
  • Black Construction Paper
  • Bowl
  • Water
  • Paint brush
  • Scissors
  • Glue

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Paper Plate Pumpkin Craft


Paper Plate Pumpkin Craft

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