Our first craft was these rolled paper pumpkins. We made three smaller pumpkins together, but you can make them as big as you want!
You will need:
- orange construction paper
- green construction paper
- brown construction paper
- white card stock
- a paper cutter or scissors
- a pencil
Cut your orange paper into half inch strips and then cut them in half.
Roll the strips around a pencil. I like to keep my circles small and tight but my daughter likes to make hers larger. You can see three different kinds of circles in the photo below. The ones on the left are tight, and then the middle ones are looser and the ones on the right are the loosest. Add a dab of glue to the end of each roll to hold it together.
Make a small puddle of glue on a heavy piece of paper and dip the back of the rolls into the glue before positioning it on the paper.
Cut a half inch wide brown strip of construction paper and cut it into thirds. Fold each piece in half and dip in the glue. Slide the brown paper in between two of the circles to be the stem.
Roll half inch strips of green paper around a pencil and then allow them to unravel all of the way. Dip the vines in the glue and then place around the pumpkins.
- a tissue box
- white card stock
- a black marker
- orange and purple paint
- a large foam brush
Either save an empty tissue box or empty one for this craft. Paint the box any color you want. My daughter’s favorite color is orange right now, so we painted the box orange with a large foam brush.
After the box is dry, use the back side of the brush to add contrasting polka dots all over the box.
Cut the teeth from the card stock by cutting sharp jagged triangles. Cut the eyes by tracing the bottom of something circular and cutting them out. Tape the teeth on the inside of the box and the eyes to the top.
We had a blast creating both crafts. We ate snacks and told each other stories from the week. It was the perfect little date in our own living room.
My daughter requested Goldfish Crackers for her treat because she knows it is one that I will never argue with her about eating. They are always baked with real cheese and they have no artificial flavors or preservatives. They are baked with whole grain cheddar they have 12g of whole grains per serving. The colors are sourced from plants, such annatto extracted from the reddish seeds of the Achiote Tree. The biggest thing? My kids absolutely love them! They were the perfect addition to our crafting.
What is your child’s favorite flavor of Goldfish Crackers?
This is one of the twins' favorite snacks! Those curled pumpkins are adorable. I'd like to do this project with them.
AMMA Equity says
Thanks Debra!! Your post always learn me something new every time. that's big thing of your post.
Heather W says
Aw this is so sweet. I am all about pumpkins in the fall (I have a little pumpkin patch on my land)! The creativity is wonderful – and the monster tissue box made me chuckle. We're big Goldfish fans in our house, too. LOL my husband loves them!
Karen Morse says
I totally love those tissue box monsters! I want to make a few and have them around my house! So cute!!
What a cute ideas. My boys would love to make these and impress their friends.
Moda Addicted says
Loved this post! This is a cool DIY project to include kids. My nieces just moved to my hometown and this is a great activity for them!
Kimberly Stroh says
My son is a little young for this craft, but I need to share it with my Sister. My Niece would love this! We just discovered the saltine flavor of Goldfish!
Rachel Langer says
The pumpkins are really cute but I am in love with the tissue monster box! My boys would try to feed it too.
This totally reminds me of the Christmas countdown rings I used to make when I was a kid! Have you heard about this? I think your kids would adore this 🙂
I love the cute crafts. Something for mom and the kids! My girls LOVE Goldfish as well!
Christine Cox - The Choosy Mommy says
I love QUICK and easy crafts. Usually my 4 year old and I do crafts when her little brother is sleeping so they have to be speedy. I think the curled pumpkins will be on our craft list this week!
Terri Steffes says
How much fun is that! I love crafts that are fast and fun yet make beautiful creations!
Carolyn @ Fennell Seeds says
My daughter loves the rainbow goldfish. I love the monster tissue box, she will love making that one.
Teresa Simply Made Fun says
Both crafts are adorable but I absolutely love the pumpkins! This is such a fun mommy/daughter date. And the goldfish, I'm 30 and still love snacking on them. haha
Ellie Augustin says
I love getting crafty with my kids and this is so cute I am gonna my daughters if they want to dress up a tissue box this weekend! Thanks for sharing.
Taylor Mobley says
These are SO CUTE! I love doing little crafty things like this, especially with kids. Totally precious.
Such cute crafts, and I love how they use supplies you already have around the house! I wish my kids were young again so I could craft with them!
This might be one of my favorite hacks of yours yet. If this isn't perfect for Halloween then I did know what is. Love it!
Robin Rue says
I have never seen anything like those paper curl pumpkins. What a creative idea for Halloween!
Reesa Lewandowski says
We always have tissue boxes around this time of year. This would be the perfect activity for my kids.
Krystle Cook says
Goldfish snacks plus really cute fall crafts! I am loving it all. My kids would dig all of this.
Amanda Love says
I am loving all these craft ideas for the fall! The pumpkin is adorable and you could even combine the two crafts together by using curled paper to decorate the tissue box!
Dana Vento says
I'm sure my son would love the idea of Tissue Box Monster! I love that fun idea because we have a tons of tissue box.
I love that tissue box monster craft! My kids will love that! And I am pretty sure my youngest lives off of goldfish crackers right now…
Tough Cookie Mommy says
This is such a cute and creative craft to make. I love that you spent time with your daughter creating these. There is nothing like spending quality time making arts and crafts.
Rachel Catherine says
Those are cute! My daughter would love making the monster. I'm not sure she would have the patience for the pumpkin though.
Amber N says
I like that tissue box monster. My daughter would so love that!
Brittany Muddamalle says
How cute! I've been looking for new craft ideas for our Halloween party and I love these! I could even try it with ghosts!
Angela Campos says
My daughter loves doing art projects! This looks like the perfect Halloween fun for us to do over the weekend!
Kristin Carbery says
I love these two crafts. The monster tissue box is the cutest thing ever for Halloween! We love all kinds of Goldfish but I have to say the princess ones have been making an appearance around our house a lot lately.
Whitney S. says
I used to love doing crafts with my mom growing up! I love the idea of the Tissue Box Monster. I don't have any kids, but my husband ate some goldfish crackers tonight!
Koninika Patel says
Such beautiful crafts and looks so easy for children to try it out. I like how this encourages children to learn through play. Mine would love this! Not only does this help strengthen the bond between a parent and the child, but also helps children learn so many different skills
I haven't done a curled paper project in forever. My kids loved it when they were younger and I still have their creations.
Made In a Day says
What cute crafts for kids~Thanks for linking up to Merry Monday! Pinned! Have a great week!
Oh My Heartsie Girls Weekly Linkup says
Hi Debra, these are so cute, very clever and I would love to have you share on my WW this week. Please stop by. Oh My Heartsie Girls Wordless Wednesday
Pinned to share!!
Hope you have a great week.
Jeanette L. says
I found you on the DIY Forum submission site for fall projects! Thanks so much for posting – I love curled paper projects! Sharing today on my social media….thank you again! http://forum.snazzylittlethings.com
What a Fun, Fabulous, Clever and Creative idea.
I would like to do this project with my grandson’s third grade class. Do you think this is to babyish for them? I REALLY LIKED THE IDEA. and I wouldn’t have to lug to much stuff.