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Sunday, October 7, 2012

DIY: Paper Pumpkin Ornaments

Hostess with the Mostess has given us an excellent excuse to go back to the Dollar Tree to grab up some construction paper!!  Not that we needed an excuse...

What do you think, aren't the cute??

DIY Craft: Paper Pumpkin Ornaments

DIY Craft: Paper Pumpkin Ornaments
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PAPER PUMPKIN ORNAMENTS
Materials:
• 1-2 pieces of orange construction paper
• 1 piece of green construction paper
• 1 piece of brown construction paper
• scissors
• paper cutter (optional)
• paper clips and/or stapler
• string
Directions:
Cut the orange pieces of construction paper into 1″ wide strips (each strip will be 1″ x 11″). Then, shorten some of the strips so that you have (1) 6″, (2) 7″, (2) 9″, and (2) 11″ long pieces.
Gather the strips of paper together (with the ends flush) and place the smallest one in the middle. Order them by size so that the largest strip is on the outside. Secure with a paper clip or staple (I prefer the paper clip so that I can keep adding more elements). Line up the opposite ends so that they are together like the top.
Cut a brown strip of paper 1/4″ by 3″ long for the stem. To make it curl, wrap the paper around a pencil and hold it in place while you count to 20 (or sing the ABC song).
Cut out two leaf shapes from the green paper (ours were sort of like pairs of bunny ears).
Add the stem, leaves, and a piece of string to the paper clip at the top.
Hang up and enjoy!

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