Pumpkin Paper Plate Craft For Kids

Today I am so pleased to welcome Katie as a guest blogger on Be Brave, Keep Going. She is so creative and a joy to know and connect with. While this pumpkin craft is geared for the classroom, it's also fantastic to do at home, I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. 

Pumpkin Paper Plate Mask 

This cute paper plate pumpkin mask is the perfect seasonal photo prop. It's fun to make and a great classroom craft. A set of class pictures with students holding up their masks look great on a bulletin board with the title "Welcome to Our Pumpkin Patch". They are also good to use with a group to reenact popular songs like "Five Little Pumpkins".
paper plate
orange paint
empty toilet paper roll
green pipe cleaner
silk leaves or green craft foam to make leaves
tongue depressor or yarn

foam brush
stapler & staples
glue gun & glue sticks or hole punch & yarn

Step 1: Paint paper plate orange. Make sure you get the edges real good! Let dry and carefully cut the center out. You might want to have an adult help you. (If making these with a group, I suggest cutting all the centers out beforehand.) Step 2: Cut approximately three inches off of an empty toilet paper roll. Very carefully staple to one end of the plate. (You can also cut lengths off an empty wrapping paper roll for a group project)

Step 3: Twist a green pipe cleaner around pencil and carefully slide off. Position your "vine" and staple onto plate near toilet paper roll "stem". Position and staple on silk leaves or use green craft foam to make some and attach.

Step 4: Have an adult hot glue a tongue depressor to finished pumpkin mask. We used a Popsicle stick but it really needs to be bigger to support the mask in place. You can also punch a hole on the left and right side and use yarn to tie your mask onto your face.

Step 5: Hold up your mask and give the camera your biggest smile!

I hope you make one to! If you do, I'd love to see your little pumpkin face☺

Katie is the creative blogger behind Katie's Nesting Spot and the co-founder of ABC/123: A Learning Cooperative. Katie was one of my very first "blogging friends" and I look forward to maybe meeting her in person one day. 


  1. Wow!! That is absolutely darling!! Love this idea!

  2. That is so super cute! I love it. Hmmn, time to check the cabinets for paper plates!

  3. ER makes any craft so sweet! Such a great idea love it!!

  4. I am so glad you like it Michelle! It really is perfect during a pumpkin theme and a nonholiday related craft for the fall. Some of my student's parents reported using the mask as a prop for their Halloween pictures, that were enclosed in cards to grandparents. This project was always a big hit with the parents and kids!

  5. That is ADORABLE!!! I may just have to do that as a group craft! Wonderful idea!

  6. This is adorable I love it!!

  7. i knew i recognized that little pumpkin! great project, katie!

  8. I found this idea this morning, and it was perfect for the little pumpkin playdate we had! I stopped off at the craft store for some orange paint and soon we had our own little pumpkin patch at home. Thank you SO much for this wonderful idea. I hope you don't mind I linked to your blog to give create. To see my little pumpkins visit us at familytraylor.blogspot.com

  9. Opps... Here is the link to the post...


  10. Just stopping by to let you know that I have featured your project on Fun Family Crafts! You can see it here

    If you have other kid friendly crafts, I'd love it if you would submit them :) If you would like to display a featured button on your site, you can grab one from the right side bar of your post above.

  11. Really cute! Those could be good picture frames too.

  12. I think I will use this for a contact paper suncatcher! Thanks!

  13. What a creative idea! I'm gonna make the same one later, tonight! My little son would be glad to help me with this project! Cheers!