Ripped Paper Pumpkin

This is a very simple Halloween art project that can also easily be altered for just about any holiday or miscellaneous picture. The best part for the kids is that they get to rip paper, something they are normally told not to do.  Here’s how to get started:

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Gather your supplies:

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4 pieces of construction paper (1 brown, 1 black, 1 orange, and one of your child’s choice to be the background paper)

Glue

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Have your child rip up the orange paper into small pieces.  Small is a relative term here.  Each child will decide what the right size of their rippings will be.  The project will work however they do it.

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Do the same thing with half of the black paper and less than a quarter of the brown paper.  These pieces should be smaller than the orange pieces.

Allow lots of time for the ripping steps.  It’s generally the favorite part, so I let Skylar take her time.  We actually ripped up all the paper one day and completed the project another day.

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When we were ready to put the pumpkin together, we gathered the necessary supplies:

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Have your child glue the orange pieces to the paper, creating a filled in orange circle.

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Have your child use the black pieces to create a jack-o-lantern face, and the brown pieces to create a stem.  Skylar’s turned out wide-eyed and smiley.

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I hope you are all able to squeeze in one more fun project before Halloween is over.

Have a safe and fun Halloween!

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Lizz

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