3-D Pumpkin Fun
Create fun dimensional shapes for the holiday season.
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.
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.
- Die-cut 5 or 6 pumpkins out of two different shades of orange paper.
- Die-cut the stems out of green and layer on top of the front and back of each pumpkin.
- Stack the pumpkins together, alternating different shades of orange and fold in half.
- Staple in the fold line.
- 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.