Pumpkin Bags

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You will need:

  • Brown paper bags
  • Orange, green, and black or brown paint, crayons, or markers
  • Paintbrush if using paint
  • Magazines/Newspaper/Tissue Paper
  • Green ribbon or string
  • Construction paper
  • Glue



  • Paint or color the lower portion of the lunch bag orange. Make sure to paint all sides of the bag.
  • Paint or color a wide strip of green above the orange painted section.
  • Let dry
  • Rip and crumple up magazine or newspaper pages or tissue paper. Fill the painted lunch bag with the crumpled paper until the pumpkin is full.
  • Tie a piece of green ribbon or string around the lunch bag, pull it tight and tie it. Curl the ends of the ribbon.
  • Use a scissors and cut off the top of the lunch bag if it is to long (so it is about the height of a pumpkin stem).
  • If your child wants to make a face on the pumpkin, you can cut eyes, nose, and mouth out of construction paper and glue them on the bag or color them with markers, crayons, or paint.
  • Your child can make several pumpkins – with happy, sad, and silly faces!


Now your child has made a fun fall decoration to display in the house!