Paper Plate Pumpkin Carving
Pumpkin carving is a staple for Halloween. However, real pumpkins can get pretty messy, and the carving process isn’t really kid friendly. This Halloween paper plate craft offers a spook-tacular, safe alternative.
What you’ll need:
- two paper plates
- black paint
- orange paint
- tea light candle (battery operated)
- green pipe cleaner
- Paint the inside of the two paper plates (the part where you put the food on) black.
- Paint the back of the two paper plates orange and let the paint dry completely.
- Place the paper plates on top of each other – black parts facing each other. Cut a straight line along one edge.
- With a pencil (or marker), draw the pumpkin face on one of the paper plates.
- Cut it out. For easiest (and safest) cutting, have the kids punch a hole (with pencil or similar) through the mouth, eyes and nose if they made it and use the hole as the starting point for cutting.
- Curl up a pipe cleaner and stick it on the paper plate.
- Apply glue/staple on the edge of the paper plate. Do not apply glue along the cut – leave this open.
- Push the tea light candle inside the opening at the bottom. You can secure it with some tape too.
- Turn on your tea light and turn off the lights in the room and enjoy the show.