- Age Guideline: 3 Years and Up
- Time Required: 30 minutes (Does not include drying time)
The above age and time guidelines are estimates. This project can be modified to suit other ages and may take more or less time depending on your circumstances.
- Paper Lunch Bag
- Felt, Craft Foam, or Construction Paper
- Chenille Stems
- Rubber Band
- Craft Glue
- Paint Brush
Paint the paper bag orange. Leave the top 1- to 2-inches of the bag brown. If you like, you can make a paper lunch bag jack-o-lantern by painting or drawing a face on your orange paper bag. While you are waiting for the paint to dry, cut a couple of leaf shapes out of green felt, craft foam, or construction paper.
Open up your orange paper bag and set it on your work surface. Ball up pages of newspaper and stuff them into the bag until it is about 2/3 full. Twist the top of the bag, the part that is still brown, and then seal the bag closed using the rubber band. The orange part of your bag will now be your round pumpkin and the brown paer will be the stem.
Spiral the chenille stem around a pencil and then remove it and wrap it around the pumpkin stem to look like a vine. Glue the leaves you cut out near the stem on top of the pumpkin. Your paper bag pumpkin or jack-o-lantern is now done! You can also make large pumpkins or jack-olanterns by using a paper grocery bag.
- See a larger photo of this craft completed by Ms. Carpenter's 1st Grade Class.
- See a photo of this craft completed by Teresa's 4's Class.