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Pumpkin Crafts – Tin Can Pumpkins


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These cute tin can pumpkins are so fun to make! With traditional pumpkin faces and emoji-inspired, this craft is sure to be a hit with the kids! via @somewhatsimple
These Tin Can Pumpkin Crafts are sure to be a hit with the kids!

Tin Can Pumpkins

These tin can pumpkins are the perfect Halloween kid’s craft!  They are simple enough for younger kids to make by themselves, and they use materials that you probably already have on hand. The printable emoji-inspired face pieces make them even more fun to put together. In fact, the toughest part of this craft is probably deciding on which eyes, nose, and mouth to use!

Tin Can Pumpkin Crafts


Supplies Needed for Tin Can Pumpkins –

  • pumpkin face printable (download below)
  • black & orange construction paper
  • glue
  • tape
  • scissors
  • pencil
  • empty, clean tin cans

Directions for Tin Can Pumpkins –

  1. Lay a tin can on an orange piece of construction paper, make little marks for the height and cut a long enough strip to wrap all the way around the can.
  2. Secure one end of the paper strip to the can with tape, wrap around and tape or glue down the other side.
  3. Print out the pumpkin face printable.
  4. Choose eyes, noses, and mouths for your tin can pumpkins. Cut out the shapes from printable and trace onto black paper.
  5. Cut the pieces out of the black construction paper and attach to the orange paper using glue to create the pumpkin face.
  6. Feel free to get creative with the faces and have fun!

Tin Can Pumpkin Faces

If your children are too young to use scissors cover the tin can with the orange paper and let them decorate the face with a black crayon, using the printable pieces as inspiration!


Start collecting those empty tin cans to make this fun Halloween craft with the whole family!

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Here are a few more Halloween crafts you might enjoy:

Craft Stick Spiderwebs  //  Halloween Lollipops  //  Coffee Filter Candy Corn

This post originally published on Somewhat Simple in September 2012. 

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