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Cardboard Tube Pumpkin

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Halloween is on its way! Here is a cute pumpkin craft that will cost next to nothing to make. It uses just a few household items including the cardboard tubes from inside toilet paper rolls. This is a great fall craft for all ages. Enjoy!
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Total Time: 1 hour

Yield: 1 pumpkin

Supplies:

Steps:

  1. Mark 3 of the cardboard tubes with your pencil, spaced at 3/4" segments.
  2. Press down each tube gently and cut at the 3/4" markings so you have 18 rings.
  3. Paint the outsides of the rings orange.
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  5. To give the pumpkin a nice textured look, use two shades of orange on one paintbrush and dab the cardboard tube.
  6. Paint the insides of the tubes orange and let dry.
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  8. Paint the outside of the 4th tube green, using the same two tone texture technique if desired.
  9. Paint the inside of the tube and let dry.
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  11. When the orange rings are completely dry, place them on the piece of string.
  12. Pull rings around in a tight circle, tie the string in a knot, and cut the excess string.
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  14. When the green tube is dry, take one side and make a few cuts 1/3 of the way down the tube on equal sides.
  15. Press the cuttings down into the center of the tube, then cut the edges so they're nicely rounded off.
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  17. Add a couple dots of glue under the top flap and press down to secure.
  18. Drop the stem into the middle of the pumpkin ring.

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Anonymous
October 1, 20170 found this helpful

I love this and will be doing this today. Simple easy and cheap. To for sharing.

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October 2, 20170 found this helpful

Thank you! I love seeing the cardboard tubes go to use. :)

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October 22, 20170 found this helpful

Cute!

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