The cooler fall weather always seems to kick my crafting with the kids into high gear. Most weekends we are busy running the kids around to their various activities. Luckily, by the time they are done running and playing all day, they are ready for some downtime. This is my favorite time to gather them around the dining room table for snacks and crafts.
I always try to “prep” the craft before I call them in. Something about me rummaging through my bins of supplies causes them to lose interest pretty quickly. However, if everything is mostly set up, they are very curious to see what we will be making.
This is a simple and fun little project that can be done with materials you most likely already have. My children needed very little assistance with this project. They loved ripping all of the paper into various shapes and sizes.
I started by giving my children a handful of orange construction paper with only one explanation – go ahead and rip this up!
“Really? Rip it all?”
They were happy to get started. I don’t think I realized how much fun it is to rip paper up. They giggled and ripped all the paper up, making a little orange paper mountain. While they worked on the paper, I went to work setting up the aluminum cans.
TORN PAPER PUMPKIN BASKETS
- Tomato sauce can, 28 ounce
- Construction paper – orange and black
- Elmer’s Glue
- Glue gun
- Halloween ribbon
Step 1: Wash and dry your tomato sauce can. Using a glue gun, hot glue a ribbon around the bottom and up the sides.
Step 2: Have your children rip up a few pieces of orange construction paper. I poured each child a plate of glue to make the paper gluing easier for them. They could easily dip the paper in before gluing it to the can.
Step 3: Help them cut faces out of black construction paper and glue onto the pumpkin.
Step 4: Fill with Halloween candy – and a toothbrush!
Want more Halloween crafts?