Paper Pumpkins

Fall is in the air and pumpkin patches are ready to be harvested. In North America, some families observe the tradition or carving pumpkins on October 31st and lighting them -calling them Jack-o-Lanterns.

Did you know The Irish brought the tradition of carving pumpkins to America. But, the original Jack O'Lantern was not a pumpkin. Pumpkins did not exist in Ireland. Ancient Celtic cultures in Ireland carved turnips on All Hallow's Eve, and placed an ember in them, to ward off evil spirits.


  1. From bottom to top, thread the pipe cleaner through one whole side of holes, stacking the paper taps on top; allowing the paper to take a round, barrel - like shape.
  2. Flip the pumpkin over and thread the other side of holes onto the other end of the pipe cleaner.
  3. Trim the pipe cleaner on both ends. Fold / Curl top end of pip cleaner into a stem.
  4. Add your choice of eye stickers.
  5. Using your black crayon or marker, complete the pumpkin face.
  6. Take a photo and tag it #thedoodlepost.

You could win a prize just for doing so!

Happy creating.