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Study the Parts of a Pumpkin with this Paper Plate Pumpkin Craft

We love pumpkin crafts all throughout the fall season. We’ve got patchwork pumpkins, paper pumpkin placemats, and beaded pipe-cleaner pumpkins to name just a few. below, we are showing you how the kids can learn about the parts of a pumpkin with this fun paper plate pumpkin craft.

paper plate pumpkin that studies the parts of a pumpkin using seeds, string, pipecleaner, and paper

Craft some fun this fall while you study the parts of a pumpkin with kids using our fun paper plate pumpkin craft. Pumpkin crafts are perfect for school, home, or to make on Thanksgiving to keep the kids busy.

How to make a paper plate pumpkin

This craft is perfect if you are looking for ways to use the pumpkins on your front porch as they start to go bad after Halloween. You could also make it if you are drying pumpkin seeds after you carved pumpkins for Halloween, or if you are making pumpkin pie. It’s a great way to teach kids about the parts of a pumpkin.


  • Paper plate
  • Orange paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Brown construction paper
  • Green pipe-cleaner
  • Leaf – construction paper, faux leaves, or real leaves
  • Orange yarn
  • Pumpkin seeds
  • School glue
  • Scissors

paper plate, pumpkin seeds, yarn, leaves, paper, paint, and pipecleaners to make a paper plate pumpkin craft


Step 1

Paint your paper plate using the orange paint.

a paper plate painted with orange paint

Step 2

Cut a stem for your pumpkin out of brown construction paper and glue it into place.

a brown construction paper stem attached to a paper plate painted orange

Step 3

Cut a green pipe-cleaner and twist it to make the vine, gluing that over the stem.

a green pipe cleaner vine glued to a paper plate pumpkin

Step 4

Glue a leaf onto the top of your pumpkin. We used a leaf from a fake vine, but you could add a real leaf from outside, or cut out a paper leaf.

a paper plate pumpkin with a paper stem, pipe cleaner vines, and plastic leaf.

Step 5

Cut pieces of orange string and glue them around the middle of the paper plate for the fibrous strands.

orange yarn added to a paper plate pumpkin for the fibrous strands

Step 6

The final step is to glue pumpkin seeds onto the center of the paper plate pumpkin craft.

a paper plate pumpkin craft that teaches kids the parts of a pumpkin including seeds and fibrous strands.

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