Balloon and Tissue Paper Halloween Pumpkin Craft

I wouldn’t classify myself as a “hoarder” per se, but I do have a weak spot for a few things.  Tissue paper is one of them.  After a birthday party or other celebration, you will find me lovingly rescuing tissue paper from gift bags (which also get reused), smoothing out the wrinkles, and folding it to go into a special drawer.  Yes, I have an entire drawer devoted to recycled tissue paper.  When I come across craft ideas like this tissue paper halloween pumpkin, it makes me so happy to know that I can simply use what I have on hand.

To make a Tissue Paper Halloween Pumpkin, You Need:

  • Orange tissue paper
  • White glue (watered down)
  • Paintbrush
  • Black or yellow construction paper
  • Green ribbon (not pictured)
This is a pretty easy Halloween craft for kids, too.

This is a pretty easy Halloween craft for kids, too.

Start by ripping your tissue paper into small, irregular pieces, no bigger than about 2" x 2". As you can see, even the baby is "helping" with this one!

Start by ripping your tissue paper into small, irregular pieces, no bigger than about 2″ x 2″. As you can see, even the baby is “helping” with this one!

Affix the tissue paper pieces to the balloon by brushing on a layer of watered-down glue, pressing the paper on, and then covering with another layer of glue.

Affix the tissue paper pieces to the balloon by brushing on a layer of watered-down glue, pressing the paper on, and then covering with another layer of glue.  Overlap the paper to cover all of the balloon.

Since our balloon was a pretty dark color, we did about three layers of tissue paper to make our jack-o-lantern nice and orange.

Cut the jack-o-lantern face out of construction paper and glue to your pumpkin.

Cut the jack-o-lantern face out of construction paper and glue to your pumpkin.

Hang the craft up using green ribbon, and curl some to fall around the top like pumpkin vines.

Hang the craft up using green ribbon, and curl some to fall around the top like pumpkin vines.

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Lorna Doone Brewer is a freelance writer, also known as the Queen Bee. She lives in the beautiful Inland Northwest with three spirited daughters and a wildly outnumbered husband.

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