Paper Towel Tube Pumpkin Craft for Toddlers {fun & easy}

Paper Towel Tube Pumpkin Craft

It’s fall, y’all! Fall is my favorite season of the year and I love all the fun fall decorations, foods, and of course crafts! My kids loved doing this easy peasy paper towel tube pumpkin craft. I think it is an awesome craft for several reasons! It’s easy, you can re-purpose paper towel or toilet paper tubes, it is a low prep craft, and there’s no mess.

My kids were super proud of their little pumpkins, aren’t they super cute? I love that this is a super easy and low mess craft too.

Paper Towel Tube Pumpkin Craft for Toddlers

I love using household items in our crafts and learning activities. We have used jar lids in our boat learning activity and egg cartons in our Very Hungry Caterpillar craft. We have also done other crafts with paper towel tubes such as this ocean activities craft and lesson as well as this feelings lesson and fine motor skills activity.

I have no idea why, but I have been hoarding toilet paper and paper towel tubes (along with oatmeal containers and egg carton crates too). We had so many extra tubes that we also made a second craft with these which I’ll cover below.

Supplies needed for this craft:

  • Paper towel or toilet paper tubes
  • Scissors
  • Orange markers (or you could also use crayons or paint, if desired)
  • Green pipe cleaners
  • Hot glue gun

How to make this craft

1. To make this craft begin by cutting your paper towel or toilet paper roll in half.

2. Then cut each half in half again to give you four equal sized pieces.

3. Let your child color the pieces orange either with markers, crayons, or paint. Be sure to color the inside orange as well.

4. When your child is done, squeeze one piece inside of another and then hot glue (parents or adults only) a green pipe cleaner on top to make a stem.

5. You may want to cut the pipe cleaner in half to get the size right. You can also use a pen or a pencil to curl the pipe cleaners for an extra effect.

Other fun ideas

Since we had a lot of paper towel and toilet paper tubes we decided to also make a few pumpkins to form a strand with the extras. You can stop at just making a few pumpkins or keep going if you wish! To make this craft the only extra supply you’ll need is some string to thread the pumpkins through.

How to make the paper towel roll pumpkin strand

To make the paper towel roll strands:

1. To make this craft begin by cutting your paper towel or toilet paper roll in half.

2. Then cut each half in half again to give you four equal sized pieces.

3. Let your child color the pieces orange either with markers, crayons, or paint. Be sure to color the inside orange as well.

4. When your child is done, squeeze one piece inside of another and then hot glue (parents or adults only) a green pipe cleaner on top to make a stem.

5. Using a hole punch, punch the sides of the pumpkins and then add a string through them.

paper towel tube pumpkin strand craftf

My kids really loved doing both crafts with these paper towel tubes. They loved seeing their creations decorate our house and I hung our strand of pumpkins outside of our front door and they both felt a lot of pride that they helped to make them!

If you liked this paper towel tube pumpkin craft for toddlers, you might also like:

If you liked this paper towel tube pumpkin craft for toddlers, please share the love and pin it!

paper towel tube pumpkin craft for toddlers
paper towel tube pumpkin craft for toddlers

5 thoughts on “Paper Towel Tube Pumpkin Craft for Toddlers {fun & easy}”

  1. What a cute idea! I already have a bunch of toilet paper rolls just waiting to be crafted :). Looking forward to trying these pumpkins out with my toddler daughter! Thanks for sharing!

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *