Week 12

Tissue Paper Pumpkin


  • Black construction paper
  • Pumpkin Template
  • Scissors
  • Contact paper
  • Orange tissue paper
  • Pencil



  1. Print out our pumpkin template and cut the pumpkin out. Trace it onto black construction paper.
  2. Cut the pumpkin out, then cut the middle of the pumpkin out and discard it. You will be left with a thin outline (1/4-1/2 inch) of a pumpkin.
  3. Cut a square of contact paper that is slightly bigger than the pumpkin. Peel the backing paper off of the contact paper and stick your pumpkin outline onto it.
  4. Cut shapes to be the jack-o-lantern’s face out of black construction paper. To make it easier you could use the template from our pick-a-face pumpkin craft.
  5. Stick your face pieces inside the pumpkin outline.
  6. Cut tissue paper into 1 inch squares.
  7. Stick the tissue paper onto the pumpkin making sure to overlap the pieces.
  8. When the inside of the pumpkin is covered with tissue paper, cut a second piece of contact paper and stick it to the back of the pumpkin (covering your tissue paper). This step just makes the craft a bit neater, but you could skip it if you like.
  9. Trim the excess tissue paper and contact paper from the outside of the pumpkin and hang your jack-o-lantern in a window.