[Translate to English:] Selbst gebastelte Kürbisdekoration

Using construction paper to make pumpkins from a template

Summer is over and everything is looking really autumnal outside – high time for a cosy crafts afternoon in the warm inside. Since pumpkins are good not just for cooking for also for creating a lovely autumn mood in your home, we have prepared easy instructions on how to make pumpkins from construction paper. The small and large pumpkins are great for a Halloween party but are also eye catching enough anyway.

Use these lovely pumpkins to decorate your home to match this colourful time of year. Follow our easy step-by-step instructions to make them in different colours and sizes.

[Translate to English:] Bastelmaterial für selbst gebastelte Kürbisse aus Karton

You need the following materials to make the pumpkins:

  • Construction paper in colours of your choice (size approx. 30 x 40 cm)
  • Stencil for a large pumpkin *click* – download here
  • Stencil for a small pumpkin *click* – download here
  • Pencil
  • Dahle scissors
  • Cotton thread 
  • Double-sided adhesive tape
  • Novus stapler

Step 1:

Download the stencils (see list of materials), print them and cut the shape out along the dotted lines. Use the pencil to the trace the shape onto the construction paper five times.

Step 2:

Next, cut out the five shapes. Once you have stapled them together, they will create the body of the pumpkin.


Step 3:

To make the pumpkin stalk, braid the cotton thread into a plait about 3 cm long. Use a piece of double-sided adhesive tape to stick it to one of the five shapes.

Step 4:

Then place the four other shapes on top of the shape with the stalk. Make sure the shapes are placed exactly on top of each other. Staple the shapes together at the top, bottom and in the middle. Finally, bend the shapes outwards to create the pumpkin body.

Making this with office equipment 

Staplers and scissors for offices or home offices don't just make our everyday working lives easier. They are also ideal for helping you make things. Scissors and trimmers made by Dahle are high quality tools you can use to easily and accurately cut cardboard and other types of paper. Ideal for crafts finished with care. The stapler made by Novus is also useful for firmly joining materials on any number of crafts projects. When you are making the decorations for your Halloween party, for example.

If you are on the lookout for more ideas of what you can make with the aid of our office equipment, pop by the Pinterest channel of Novus Dahle Worklife Experts.