Recycled Plastic Cup Pumpkin Craft

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This recycled plastic cup pumpkin craft is super cute and so easy to make! All you need is a plastic cup, paint, paper and you’re all set!

We’re well into August and many of us around the world in the Northern Hemisphere are looking forward to the Fall season & Thanksgiving that’s coming up. And one of the things most of us can’t wait for our pumpkins!

Pumpkins are a great vegetable during these times, thanks to their immunity-boosting benefits. But you can also get pretty creative with them, carving all kinds of things with them, besides turning the flesh into a yummy pie! 

However, it may take a while for real pumpkins to become abundant, so in the meantime, why don’t we make our own Pumpkin crafts? Yes, it’s possible – all you need is a plastic cup! You are going to love this recycled plastic cup pumpkin craft that’s perfect for the current season – and the next!

Recycled Plastic Cup Pumpkin Craft

Plastic Cup Pumpkin Craft Pin 1

Supplies Needed:

  • Plastic cups
  • Acrylic Paints
  • Green craft paper (get different textures)
  • Scissors
  • Glue

How to make the Recycled Plastic Cup Pumpkin Craft:

1. The first thing to do is to paint the plastic cup orange, to create the base for our pumpkin craft. Put in one coat, let it dry and if needed, add another coat.

This recycled plastic cup pumpkin craft is super cute and so easy to make! All you need is a plastic cup, paint, paper and you're all set!

2. It looks kind of like a pumpkin, but you can make it more like one by adding some golden or light brown stripes.

This recycled plastic cup pumpkin craft is super cute and so easy to make! All you need is a plastic cup, paint, paper and you're all set!

3. While the plastic cup is drying, get the leaves ready. Cut out the stem, leaves and other parts from green craft paper. Use different textures to make it more interesting.

This recycled plastic cup pumpkin craft is super cute and so easy to make! All you need is a plastic cup, paint, paper and you're all set!

4. Attach the base of the leaves to the top of the plastic cup.

This recycled plastic cup pumpkin craft is super cute and so easy to make! All you need is a plastic cup, paint, paper and you're all set!

5. Make the leaf assembly separately by rolling the green strips to create a stem and then sticking on the leaves.

This recycled plastic cup pumpkin craft is super cute and so easy to make! All you need is a plastic cup, paint, paper and you're all set!

6. Now attach everything to the top of the plastic pumpkin.

This recycled plastic cup pumpkin craft is super cute and so easy to make! All you need is a plastic cup, paint, paper and you're all set!

7. Use thin strips of craft paper to make swirls, like the ones you find on a pumpkin patch.

Plastic Cup Pumpkin Craft Insta 2

That’s it – your plastic cup pumpkin craft is done! Now make a whole pumpkin patch of them – as many as you want!

Plastic Cup Pumpkin Craft Insta 1

These are so cute, I want to make 20 of them! This is a great idea if you have lots of plastic cups (we’re not throwing parties any time soon anyway). You could also use small yogurt tubs or Keurig cups to make adorable little pumpkins. Once you’re done making pumpkins, ask your child if you can use the same technique to make something else, and watch some wonderful ideas emerge!

Don’t forget to check out our collection of awesome pumpkin crafts for kids!

Plastic Cup Pumpkin Craft Pin 2

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