This Paper Glitter Pumpkin and Corn Harvest Basket is the perfect centerpiece that your kids or grandkids can make for your “kids table” this Thanksgiving. For a more rustic look, place a table runner on your table or dessert buffet with the basket full of paper pumpkins and corn along with small white pumpkins and mini gourds scattered around. We have included a pumpkin and corn pattern to make it even easier for your crafting time with the kids and grandkids.
You can also turn these charming paper pumpkins and corn into a Thanksgiving wreath! Any door will look more festive with this fall pumpkin and corn wreath. Your kids or grandkids will feel proud seeing a craft they made as part of your autumn decorating!
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WITH THIS PROJECT YOUR CHILD WILL LEARN…
- What a pumpkin is
- What corn is
- The colors orange, green, yellow, and brown
- How to use scissors
- How to glue/tape things together
- How to apply glitter
WE HAD A LOT OF FUN MAKING THESE PUMPKINS, ESPECIALLY USING GLITTER TO MAKE THEM SPARKLY. HERE ARE THE SUPPLIES WE USED:
- Orange White, and Green construction paper
- Brown, Yellow, and Orange craft paint
- Glitter Paint or loose glitter
- Glue or tape
You are going to start by cutting out your pumpkin shape out of orange construction paper. When making this remember that pumpkins come in all different shapes and sizes so they don’t have to be perfect. But if you do want some guidance feel free to use our pumpkin pattern. If you are making this with a toddler they might be too young to use scissors so you should just cut it out for them. Make about 5 pumpkins. Your number of pumpkins might need to change if your basket is bigger or smaller.
Then you are going to cut out the husk of your corn out of green construction paper. Then cut the kernel of your corn out of white construction paper. There is a picture of these shapes below. These shapes can be hard to replicate so feel free to use the corn pattern. You will need about 5 of each corn piece. Again your number of corn might need to change based on the size of your basket.
Next you are going to apply glitter paint or loose glitter and glue to the front of your pumpkin. Let it dry.
Then you are going to have your little one stamp their thumbprint all over the white kernels you cut out earlier. They should alternate using the colors yellow, brown, and orange. Let the paint dry.
After that tape or glue the husk to the kernel to form your corn. Once you’ve done that add your pumpkins and corns into your basket.
You now have a festive pumpkin and corn harvest basket to decorate your house! I hope you enjoyed making this craft.
To make the paper corn and pumpkins into a wreath simply tape or glue the ends of your corn and pumpkins together in a circle alternating between corn and pumpkin to form your wreath.