Paper Pumpkin

Make this table topping pumpkin with paper strips and pom poms.

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Cut orange strips.

Fold a piece of orange construction paper in half four times and cut out eight equal strips.
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Mark the center.

Fold each strip in half and mark the center.
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Make a small t.

Make a small t with two orange strips and glue them together.
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Make a small t, again.

Make a small t with two other orage strips and glue them together.
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Glue small t's together.

Glue the two t’s together to make an eight-pointed star. Tip: Use the four strips left over to make a second pumpkin!
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Loop strips.

Bring two ends of the bottom-most strip to meet and tape them together to make a loop.
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Build your pumpkin.

Do this to the remaining strips. Make sure to attach all of the loops together as you stack on top of each other.
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Glue pom poms.

Glue two green pom poms together.
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Cut out pumpkin face.

Cut out two triangles and a mouth from a piece of black construction paper.
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Glue on your pumpkin face.

Glue the triangles and mouth onto your pumpkin.
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Attach pom poms.

Glue the pom poms to the top of the pumpkin.
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