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Illustrated Craft Tutorial - How To Make Paper Pumpkin Suncatchers

Keep the template for this project to use as a stencil for other fall projects such as stencilling on wood.



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1. First you need to create your template. Print out your pattern and glue it onto a piece of sturdy cardstock or cardboard.

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2. Use a craft knife and first cut out the inside areas between the markings.

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3. This is how the other side of the cardboard looks. At this point you have a great stencil for other projects. But for now you will want to turn the piece over again and cut out around the outside lines with scissors or the knife.

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4. This is the finished template.

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5. Use paper clips and attatch the template to 2 sheets of green construction paper.

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6. First trace around all lines with a pencil or pen, remove the template and hold the 2 sheets again together with paper clips. Now cut the inside lines out as shown in the picture. Once finished, cut out around the outside lines with scissors.

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7. Take your orange sheet of translucent paper and lay it over the pumpkin part. You can see the dark green lines through the paper. Take your marker and draw around the outside of the pumpkin as seen in the picture.

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8. Cut the orange piece out and glue it onto the pumpkin making sure that all of the inside spaces are covered.

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9. Do the same now with the green translucent paper. If you wish, make an extra piece just for the pumpkin stem so that it is darker than the leaves.

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10. Now you can proceed to the final step by ...

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11. ... gluing the other sheet of green paper exactly over the pumpkin. Now both sides look good and it can be placed in the window.




Paper Craft for Fall - Paper Pumpkin Suncatcher 200
Pumpkin Suncatcher Craft Project
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