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Easy 3D Pumpkin Toilet Paper Roll Craft

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Looking for a fun and easy fall craft for kids?

Look no further than the 3D pumpkin toilet paper roll craft!


3D pumpkin craft for kids


This simple craft uses materials you likely already have at home, making it a budget-friendly option for families.

It is fun to make, and the 3D paper pumpkin can be a festive decoration for the fall season.

To make the 3D pumpkin toilet paper roll craft, you will need an empty toilet paper roll, construction paper, scissors, and tape. 

It is a great fall craft that is perfect for kids of all ages and can be a great way to spend a rainy fall day indoors. 


3D Paper Pumpkin


Toilet Paper Roll Pumpkin Craft

It’s also a great opportunity to teach kids about recycling and reusing materials, as the toilet paper roll can be repurposed into a fun and festive decoration. 

Here at Mom Hacks 101, we love making crafts from paper plates and empty toilet paper rolls!

This is an easy pumpkin craft idea because it uses strips of paper, basic supplies, and an empty toilet paper roll!

Plus, to make things easier, we have a free printable pumpkin stem template, that you can use to make the perfect stem to put on top of the pumpkin craft! 


3D paper pumpkin craft

3D Paper Pumpkin

The fun fall craft is simple enough for young children to complete with minimal assistance, but still challenging enough to keep older children interested.

This is the perfect fall pumpkin craft for preschool or an elementary class. 

As a bonus, the 3D pumpkin toilet paper roll craft is a fun keepsake fall decoration that students can take home and display proudly as fall home decor!

The 3D effect of the pumpkin adds a unique touch to the decoration and makes it stand out.

Overall, making a 3D pumpkin toilet paper roll craft is a fun and educational activity that kids of all ages can enjoy.

It is a great way to celebrate the fall season and create a fun decoration that kids can easily make every fall season!

My kids had so much fun making this 3D pumpkin craft, I hope your kids or preschool class does too!

So, let’s get started with this tutorial for easy toilet paper pumpkins.

Be sure to watch our fun DIY toilet paper roll pumpkin video tutorial!


How To Make 3D Pumpkins


3d Paper Pumpkin


Materials Needed:

  • Orange and brown construction paper
  • Empty toilet paper roll
  • Double-sided tape
  • Scissors
  • Pen
  • FREE printable pumpkin stem template (found at the bottom of this post)


materials for 3d pumpkin craft

3D Pumpkin Instructions:

1. Cut strips of orange construction paper. The length of the orange paper strips will depend on how big you want your pumpkin to be.

For a medium-sized pumpkin, you can cut four strips about 1 inch wide and 8 inches long.

Cut orange strips for 3d paper pumpkin

2. Assemble the strips in a circular form, attaching the paper at the center with double-sided tape.

Make sure the strips are evenly spaced and overlap slightly to create a rounded pumpkin shape.


Orange paper strips pumpkin


3. Insert the pumpkin’s stem Before attaching the last strip. To make the stem, fold the brown construction paper in half.


how to make a 3D pumpkin

Draw your stem from the bottom of the folded half.

Then, cut out your stem shape.

Attach the stem to the center of the pumpkin with double-sided tape.

You can use our FREE 3D pumpkin stem template.

4. Wrap the toilet paper roll with orange paper. Cut a piece of orange paper long enough to wrap around the toilet paper roll with a little extra to tuck in the ends.


toilet paper roll pumpkin


Use double-sided tape to attach the paper to the roll, making sure it is smooth and wrinkle-free.


tp roll pumpkin

5. Attach the ends of the orange strips to the end of the toilet paper roll.


3D pumpkin toilet paper roll


Use tape to attach the ends of the orange strips to the top and bottom of the toilet paper roll, creating a 3D pumpkin shape.

Make sure the strips are evenly spaced and overlap slightly to create a rounded pumpkin shape.


3d pumpkin craft toilet paper roll


There you have it, a tp roll pumpkin! 

If you want our pumpkin stem template, you can find it in the FREE Resource Library. If you are not already on our email list, sign up here to get the link and password to the Resource Library sent to you shortly!

More 3D Pumpkin Ideas

This is such a fun pumpkin craft for fall!

Here are some ideas to make the craft more engaging for kids:

Different Sizes: Older kids can use larger cardboard tubes to make larger pumpkins. 

Add A Friendly Face: Little kids can add googly eyes and a smile to their 3D pumpkin craft.

Make A Jack-O-Lantern: Cut out different shapes from black construction paper and add funny faces.

Make Different Colors: Kids don’t have to make a traditional orange pumpkin. They can make blue, pink, purple, or any color they want! 

Pumpkin Fairy Houses: Use glitter papers to make cute little pumpkin fairy houses. 

For more fun fall crafts, check out how to make a 3D apple craft and this easy handprint spider craft

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Monday 18th of September 2023

Great fun ideas! Thank you for sharing them.

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