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 festive season that’s coming up. And one of the things most of us can’t wait for are 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 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 pumpkins? 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 cups
- Acrylic Paints
- Green craft paper (get different textures)
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.
2. It looks kind of like a pumpkin, but you can make it more like one by adding some golden or light brown stripes.
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.
4. Attach the base of the leaves to the top of the plastic cup.
5. Make the leaf assembly separately by rolling the green strips to create a stem and then sticking on the leaves.
6. Now attach everything to the top of the plastic pumpkin.
7. Use thin strips of craft paper to make swirls, like the ones you find on a pumpkin patch.
That’s it – your plastic cup pumpkin craft is done! Now make a whole pumpkin patch of them – as many as you want!
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!