Paper Pumpkin Pie Project
Crisp leaves, the smell of cinnamon, cozy sweaters... What's not to love about Fall?? By far my favorite part of the season is my grandma's pumpkin pie. She only makes it around Halloween and Thanksgiving. Pumpkin pie symbolizes the beginning of flannel filled Fall nights for me. While trying to wait patiently for the real thing, I decided to do a paper craft version.
This paper pumpkin pie kids' craft project is an easy and quick kids' craft. I did this with my 1 & 5 year olds, so whether you're looking for toddler craft ideas, a preschool craft project, an older kids' craft idea, you're sure to find this Fall craft idea easy as pie.
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-Paper cutter or scissors/ safety scissors, depending on your child's abilities.
-Orange and brown construction paper or cardstock (or white paper and brown and orange crayons or markers)
Step 1 (cutting the paper):
The first step of this preschool craft project is creating the paper pie portion. Cut the paper into quarters
(cardstock: 5 1/2" x 4 1/4", construction paper: 6" x 4 1/2").
Facing vertically, put a crease at the half way point, or mark with a pencil.
Place the paper in the cutter with the crease at the top, and a bottom corner at the bottom of the cutting path. Cut from the crease to each bottom corner. If you're doing this with younger kids and don't mind a cut down the middle, you can tape the back of the 2 thinner triangles together to create an additional 'slice' of pie. Doing this with each of the quadrants will give you 8 total slices per piece of paper.
I used a paper cutter for my construction paper, but you or your child can use scissors. Anytime you're doing preschool crafts or toddler crafts, you're obviously going to be more familiar with your child's abilities than I am. If they use scissors or safety scissors, always keep an eye on them. If you don't have orange construction paper or you want to add a step for the younger kids, you could have them color a piece of paper with crayons or markers.
Step 2 (making the crust):
The next step of the quick kids' craft idea is making the crust for the pumpkin pie. I cut my brown construction paper about 1" x 6".
Cut 8 total (or the same as the number of pie slices you're making).
It's not as important to have these a specific size, as long as they're wider than the pie slice. They're a great way to use up scraps of paper.
Fold the strips back and forth, accordion style.
Step 3 (gluing):
The third step of the Halloween toddler craft is gluing the crust and whipped cream in place.
My 1 year old was more than happy just pointing where she wanted the cotton ball, but my 5 year old had a ton of fun practicing with glue.
You could use a glue stick for the crust if your child wants to be more involved, but I would recommend liquid glue for the cotton balls.
I plan on taping twine to the back of each one to make garland that will go over my fireplace. You could also tape them to the wall to look like a whole pie.
I hope you enjoyed this Fall craft project. If you like paper crafts be sure to subscribe (don't worry- I hate spam!). I would love to see your twist on these paper pumpkin pie slices, so please tag me so I get a notification when you post pictures.
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