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There are a lot of great ways to make your own fun decorations.
These paper-mache pumpkins are easy to make and use just a few materials.
They are especially good for little ones who are not quite ready for pumpkin carving yet.
Now they can get in on the Halloween decorating fun too!
What You Need:
- Orange tissue paper
- Yellow tissue paper
- Paint brush
- White glue
Don’t forget to cover your work area to avoid messy spills!
How To Make Paper Mache Pumpkins
1. First, inflate the balloons. You will need one balloon for each pumpkin. Think about using some variety in the sizes – some big and some small – if you plan to make more than one.
2. Now, make a mixture of glue and water and mix it up using your paintbrush. Because you are using the paintbrush with glue, use a cheap one. You don’t want to ruin a good brush by using it in glue! When mixing the glue and water, what you want is a thick milky consistency. If it’s too thin, it won’t hold the tissue paper.
4. Cover the entire balloon with the orange tissue in this manner. Remember that layering the paper will make it stronger. Once you’ve covered the balloon, let it dry.
5. While the glue is drying, cut out facial features for your jack o’lantern from the yellow tissue paper. Your imagination is your only limit here. It can be scary, funny, sad – anything you want it to be! You can also make designs or spooky pictures of ghosts or bats instead of a face if you like – it’s all up to you!
Now that you have your paper mache pumpkins, the only thing left to do is arrange them artfully on your porch!
I used some fishing line to string mine up on our balcony – they’re ready to greet all the trick-or-treaters on Halloween night!
I like to share fun ideas for easy arts & craft projects that you can do with kids. I especially enjoy coming up with unique ideas for kids crafts that can be enjoyed when you’re on the road, traveling, or vacationing outdoors (camping).