DIY Pumpkin

How to make a pumpkin out of paper? Crafts pumpkin like every child who wants to properly prepare for the mystical and eerie holiday Halloween.

Children’s interest in this topic usually manifests itself in five to six years, just when they already know how to make crafts quite accurately paper. Therefore, you can safely use the paper to create crafts for Halloween.

As you know, the main symbol of this sinister holiday - Jack's lantern - the human head, carved out of an orange pumpkin. The origins of this tradition, like the tradition of celebrating Halloween, go back to the times of pagan worship of the forces of nature.

 crafts pumpkin

crafts pumpkin

Halloween then meant the end of the harvest and the onset of the season when nature was dying, and the world was ruled by dark forces - blizzard, blizzard, cold, night. Human faces in those days were cut out on vegetables in order to scare away evil spirits from their own homes. Later around this tradition grew many legends,which scared each other kids on Halloween night.

A pumpkin is not the best material for work, cutting a head out of it is quite troublesome, and not every modern inhabitant has a garden full of pumpkins. But there is a great way to make a paper lantern, for which you will need:

  1. Sheets of double-sided bright orange colored paper.
  2. A long ruler.
  3. Pencil.
  4. Black marker.
  5. Scissors.
  6. Two decorative carnations.
  7. A small piece of green two-sided colored paper.

In the course of work, a skill such as drawing lines with a ruler and the ability to measure segments is useful. If these skills are not developed in a child, the creation of a paper pumpkin-head will help to train them.

So, let's start.

At one edge of an orange paper sheet, we postpone the dots every 3-4 cm. We do the same on the second edge of the paper.

 Blanks for crafts

Blanks for crafts

We connect opposite points with dotted lines or a straight line.

Cut the paper on the lines

Cut the paper on the lines

Cut the sheet on the lines into several strips.

 Crafts pumpkin 1

Crafts pumpkin 1

Smoothly fold all the strips in one pile and fasten it at one end with a decorative nail.

Fold the stripes on the table in the form of the sun.

Attach a strip of green paper to the second carnation.

 Crafts Pumpkin 2

Crafts Pumpkin 2

Starting to connect the second ends of the strips - raise them up and put on the second stud. After all the strips in a circle are connected to each other, you get a ball - a pumpkin - with a green leaf on top.

 Crafts pumpkin 3

Crafts pumpkin 3

On two adjacent strips of the pumpkin with a black marker we draw triangles - the eyes, and below - a zigzag line - the mouth.

If you put a small flashlight in such a pumpkin, you get a real Jack lantern , which will decorate the evening on the eve of All Saints Day.



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