Candy Stuffed Pumpkins: A Simple Pumpkin Craft for Kids
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Candy stuffed pumpkins will make cute centerpieces at your autumn celebrations. The best part is this pumpkin activity is simple enough for kids to do!
My daughter loves giving hand-made gifts. And, every holiday season is spent working on gifts and homemade decorations for our celebrations. Your crafty kids will love making these candy stuffed pumpkins.
They’ll make great class gifts, place settings on your holiday table, or treats for friend and family. And, everyone will love the fact that the kids made them!
Candy Stuffed Pumpkins
You will need just a few items to make this low-prep craft.
What You’ll Need
- 1 pkg. Orange Tissue Paper
- 1 pkg. Green Tissue Paper
- Green Pipe Cleaners
- Candy—small pieces like tootsie rolls, gumballs, mini candy bars
What to Do
Cut orange paper into approximately 10 inch squares and stack 3 squares for each pumpkin.
Cut green paper into strips about 13 inches long and about 2 inches wide.
Stack 2 green strips on top of each other and lay on top of each stack of orange squares so that the ends will stick out past the orange paper edges.
Put a handful of candy in the center of the paper and pick up each corner and start bringing the paper together in a ball shape hiding the candy inside.
Be sure to make sure the ends of the green paper stick out at the top of the orange ball you have made.
Take one of the pipe cleaners and wrap it tightly around the top of the pumpkin to hold it all together.
Twist the ends of the pipe cleaner to look like vines, and trim off excess green paper to make sure it looks like a pumpkin stem.
These candy stuffed pumpkins make a fun and easy Halloween project for kids!
You may want to read some pumpkin books while your kids make this craft. If so, here is a small collection of some of our favorites:
These are the perfect Gifts for the children in my sons classroom so this weekend I will see if some of Charlies friends would like to come over and make these cute pumpkins with us. Also, I will share this craft with his teachers and my step daughter as they might like to make them as well.