Zigzag Pumpkin Patch Craft Project
Bring an adorable pumpkin patch right into your classroom!
- Grades: 1–2, 3–5
This lively display, perfect for autumn and October, takes only a few minutes to build.
What You Need:
- For each student or group, a large piece of green construction paper measuring 40-inches by 2-inches. (Or several strips glued together to measure 40 inches long.)
- Orange, green, brown, white, and black construction paper
What You Do:
- Give each student or group a long green strip.
- Direct the students to cut one side of the green strip so that it has a wavy edge.
- Have them fold the strip every eight inches. Each fold should be in the opposite direction as the last, in order to form a zigzag.
- Have students draw five pumpkins of different sizes and shapes on the orange paper, then cut out their pumpkins.
- Students draw a stem for each pumpkin on the brown paper and cut them out.
- Students draw vines or leaves for the pumpkins on the green paper and cut those out.
- Using the black and white paper, have students cut out eyes and mouths.
- Students can use their creativity to add a silly face to each pumpkin.
- Finally, have the students glue each pumpkin onto a different layer of the green zigzag strip. Tell them to spread the pumpkins out so that they do not overlap, then glue in place.