Transform paper into pumpkins with a 3D fall art project that doubles as art and STEM! Make table decorations, try doodle art, and get creative with super simple materials. All you need to get started is paper and scissors! Grab the free template and project sheet below for an easy pumpkin art activity for one kiddo or a group!



Paper crafts are a great way to occupy a morning or afternoon at home or in the classroom with some hands-on fun! Even better this colorful pumpkin art activity is a fun way of developing hand-eye co-ordination for preschoolers.

Eye-hand coordination takes the visual information as it is processed by the eye and brain, and coordinates motor movements in an appropriate and efficient manner to perform tasks. For example; using scissors requires visual attention, bilateral hand use, visual motor integration, and oculomotor control.

Also check out our 3D apple craft!

Grab your FREE pumpkin papercraft and get started today.

Use this free pumpkin template to get started right away. You can even print it on orange paper to skip a step if needed for a large group.


These paper pumpkins are easy to make and fun to use as fall decorations around your home. While you’re at it, look through all of our Pumpkin Art Projects


  • Pumpkin Template
  • Scissors
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Markers
  • Colored paper or card stock


STEP 1. Print out the pumpkin template.

STEP 2. Cut out the pumpkin template from paper or use to trace onto card stock and cut out.

STEP 3. Have fun by doodling on the paper before folding. Try patterns of dots, circles, love hearts and swirls etc. Whatever takes your fancy!

STEP 4. Punch out a hole with scissors at the end of each pumpkin leaf. Then, cut a small pipe cleaner and bend the end.

STEP 5. Fold piece 1 and piece 2 together so the holes match up, and push the pipe cleaner through.

STEP 6. Fold the remaining pieces of paper toward the middle and onto the pipe cleaner.

Bonus Pumpkin Science

Of course, you can also check out our collection of amazing pumpkin science experiments and pumpkin STEM activities. You will even find free pumpkin STEM Challenge Cards to get your kiddos thinking! Here are a few of our favorites…

Printable Fall Art Project Pack

Everything you need is included in this Fall Art Project Pack. Just add art supplies! Perfect for kids of all ages to enjoy with a variety of techniques. Whether in the classroom, at home, or with groups, there is a fantastic variety of art activities to try!

Find all the instructions and templates necessary for over 40 art projects this Fall.

Apples, pumpkins, leaves, Halloween, and Thanksgiving!

Explore process art, STEAM, and even famous artists with these very doable art activities that won’t break the budget or the time you have available!