3-D Pumpkin Fun

Lesson #10276

Create fun dimensional shapes for the holiday season.

Grade Level:
1-2, 3-5, 6-8

It is a simple task to make a simple shape like a pumpkin become three dimensional. Once the pumpkins are cut and assembled, they are perfect to use as place cards to label a student's desk or to take home to decorate for Halloween or Thanksgiving.

Make a 3-D Pumpkin for Halloween or Thanksgiving and use for storytelling and classroom decor.

14410-LG-Ellison SureCut Die - Pumpkin #1B - Large

Supplies Used: Cardstock or Construction Paper, Colored Pens or Pencils, Gems, Adhesive Glue, Scissors

The teacher will die-cut the materials for student use prior to the lesson.

  1. Die-cut 5 or 6 pumpkins out of two different shades of orange paper.
  2. Die-cut the stems out of green and layer on top of the front and back of each pumpkin.
  3. Stack the pumpkins together, alternating different shades of orange and fold in half.
  4. Staple in the fold line.
  5. Fan out all of the pumpkins, sometimes reversing the fold lines, to create dimensional pumpkins (see Main Photo).

Fine Arts: Visual Arts

K-4 Standard 1: Understanding and Applying Media, Techniques and Processes

  • Students use different media, techniques and processes to communicate ideas, experiences and stories.

K-4 Standard 5: Reflecting Upon and Assessing the Characteristics and Merits of Their Work and the Work of Others

  • Students understand there are various purposes for creating works of visual art.

Source: National Standards for Arts Education

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