String Art Paper Plate Pumpkin Craft

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Time to welcome back the lovely Start Creative Studio with a gorgeous Autumn Crafts for Preschoolers – actually any age group really.. but we know how much preschoolers love Paper Plate Crafts! Learn how to make this lovely String Art Paper Plate Pumpkin Craft – great Fall Crafting from now through to Thanksgiving!

String Art Paper Plate Pumpkin
First shared in Sept 2020

Yarn Art Paper Plate Pumpkin

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The warm colors of Autumn are so beautiful to work with and incorporate into art! We had several  shades of orange yarn and decided to try a variation on string art for this pumpkin craft.

For your Yarn Art Pumpkin, you will need:

  • Paper Plate
  • Yarn and Twine (thinner yarn works best)
  • Paper Fasteners
  • Paint
  • Paint Brushes
  • Cardboard
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Single Paper Punch, optional

How to make a String Art Paper Plate Pumpkin!

Create it!

Step 1: Paint a paper plate orange and allow it to dry.

Add your fasteners to the paper plate

Step 2: Place paper fasteners around the outer edge of the paper plate. We used eight. And, to make it easier, pre-punch holes for the paper fasteners with a single hole paper punch, if you would like.

Start Wrapping your Pumpkin Yarn

Step 3: Cut 3-4 different types of yarn and/or twine and tie to the paper fasteners.

Step 4: Wrap the yarn and twine around the paper fasteners (you may need to loosen the paper fasteners slightly so more yarn can be wrapped around them). Tie the end of the yarn and twine to a paper fastener when finished.

Make a cardboard pumpkin stem

Step 5: From cardboard, cut a stem for the pumpkin.

Step 6: Glue the stem to the paper plate.

Step 7: Place glue on the cardboard stem and wrap yarn around it, gluing the end of the yarn to the back of the stem to secure.

Isn’t it fun to make new crafts for each season? Looking forward to more pumpkins, leaves and apples!

You may also like our Reversible Yarn Wrapped Pumpkins:

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