🎃 Get Crafty with Cardboard! Create Your Own DIY Cardboard Pumpkin in Minutes 🍂🖍️ Transform simple cardboard boxes into adorable pumpkins with Mitzy’s step-by-step guide. A perfect fall or Halloween decoration that’s easy, fun, and eco-friendly! Let your creativity flow and watch your pumpkin patch come to life. 🌟 #DIYCardboardPumpkin #CraftyFun #HalloweenCrafts 🎨🧡
Cardboard boxes (preferably used for recycling)
Paper towel rolls Toilet paper rolls
Crafting supplies (crayons, markers, paint, orange tape, googly eyes, and more)
Optional: green construction paper or green paint for leaves
1. Gather Your Materials:
Collect all the materials you’ll need for your cardboard pumpkin craft. Make sure you have a cardboard box, paper towel rolls, toilet paper rolls, crafting supplies, glue, scissors, and optional green construction paper or green paint for leaves.
2. Prepare the Cardboard Box:
Take a cardboard box and decide how large you want your pumpkin to be. You can use a whole box for a bigger pumpkin or cut it down to size if you prefer a smaller one. Seal the top of the box, so it’s closed, and the bottom is open.
3. Create the Pumpkin Stem:
Take a paper towel roll or a toilet paper roll (depending on the size you want for the stem) and paint it brown or cover it with brown paper or construction paper. Once the paint is dry or the paper is secured, glue one end of the roll to the top center of your cardboard box. This will be the stem of your pumpkin.
4. Decorate Your Pumpkin:
Let your creativity shine! Use crayons, markers, paint, orange tape, googly eyes, and any other crafting supplies you have to decorate your cardboard pumpkin. You can draw a pumpkin face, add stripes, or create any design you like. Don’t forget to give your pumpkin a friendly or spooky personality with a face!
5. Add Leaves (Optional):
To make your pumpkin even more festive, you can cut out leaf shapes from green construction paper or paint them green. Glue them to the top of the cardboard box, around the base of the stem.
6. Let it Dry:
Allow your pumpkin to dry completely before moving or displaying it. This ensures that all the decorations and glue are secure.
7. Display Your Pumpkin:
Once your cardboard pumpkin is dry and ready, you can proudly display it as a fun and creative decoration for Halloween or fall. It’s perfect for home or classroom decor! Enjoy your DIY cardboard pumpkin, and feel free to get as creative as you like with the decorations. This craft is a fantastic way to celebrate the autumn season and get into the Halloween spirit!