3D Paper Pumpkins *The paper lantern pictured above left is featured on a previous post called “Paper Pumpkin Lanterns” Notes Preparation Design your own pumpkin-inspired centrepiece or hanging decoration. This project requires medium cutting skills. These pumpkins are created by simply folding, cutting and sticking coloured papers together. To make a large pumpkin, use heavier craft card, rather than paper. ACARA Reference. 2.1, 2.2, 4.1, 4.2, 4.4, 4.6, 6.1, 6.2, 6.4, 6.6. To hang the pumpkins, punch holes into the top of the pumpkins and tie string to the holes. Materials orange paper or card green paper or card glue stick scissors string (if you wish to hang the pumpkins) 1. Choose a range of papers in a variety of patterns and tones. 2. Fold the sheets in half with the patterns on the inside of the fold. 3. Draw ½ a pumpkin shape onto a piece of card and cut it out. Line the centre of the pumpkin stencil along the fold and trace the shape. 4. Cut out the pumpkin half from the folded sheet of paper. (If you have sharp scissors, you may be able to cut several sheets at once.) 5. Rub the glue stick on half of one of the pumpkin shapes. 6. Stick another pumpkin half onto the first. Leave the second pumpkin shape folded and rub glue onto the back. 7. Continue attaching pumpkin halves in the same manner. 8. Cut a long, thin strip of green paper into a stem shape and insert it between one of the folds. 9. For the final pumpkin piece, glue both sides to the stack. 10. Use a pen to curl the stems. 11. To make a pop-out pumpkin card, glue 2 sides to the inside of a card – along the centre fold line. For more creative fun go to www.jellyfishjelly.com © Miya Maeda and Jellyfishjelly, 2013. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited.
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