3D Toilet Paper Roll Pumpkin Craft

We love decorating pumpkins, but buying pumpkins can be expensive. Plus, they eventually rot, and my kids get so sad when we have to throw them away.

This 3D pumpkin craft allows you to upcycle toilet paper rolls and make a pumpkin that will last for years! It’s super easy to make – my six years old made his own with minimal help from me. 

Toilet Paper Roll Pumpkin Bush

And if you save enough cardboard rolls, you can make a whole pumpkin patch! 

How to Make 3D Toilet Paper Roll Pumpkin


Toilet Paper Roll Pumpkin Closeup


1. Measure the toilet paper roll height on orange construction paper and cut out a long enough piece to wrap around the toilet paper roll with some overlap.

2. Wrap your toilet paper roll in the orange construction paper, using the glue stick to secure the construction paper in place. If necessary, use tape to ensure the construction paper doesn’t unravel.

Toilet Paper Roll Covered

3. Cut 6-10 strips out of orange construction paper. The pieces should all have the same dimensions. How wide you want the strips depends on you – mine are about 1 inch wide and 12 inches long.

4. Glue the end of one of the strips on the inside of the toilet paper roll.

5. Glue the other end to the inside of the other end of the toilet paper roll.

Toilet Paper Roll Construction Paper Inside

6. Repeat steps 4 and 5 with other orange strips. You can overlap the pieces a little to make a denser pumpkin with more strips.

Toilet Paper Roll Inside

7. Press down on the pumpkin lightly to flatten the strips on one side. This will be the bottom of your pumpkin.

8. Cut two short strips out of brown construction paper.

9. Loop one brown strip over the pumpkin and tape both ends to the inside of the toilet paper roll.

Toilet Paper Roll Stem

10. Loop the other brown strip over the other and tape both ends to the inside of the toilet paper roll. This is the stem.

Toilet Paper Roll Double Stem

11. Cut two thin strips out of the green construction paper.

12. Wrap the strips around a pencil. This will curl the green strips.

Toilet Paper Roll Vine

13. Glue the strips to the pumpkin. You can do so by sticking one end between the stem and the orange strips.

Toilet Paper Roll Pumpkin Topview

The toilet paper roll pumpkin turned out so adorable. It’s going to hang out by our melons on the kitchen island and make our fall season more festive!

Toilet Paper Roll Pumpkin Watermelon

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