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Candy-Filled Tissue Paper Pumpkins

These easy-to-assemble tissue paper pumpkins make great party favors, decorations or trick-or-treat bags.

Candy Filled Tissue Paper Pumpkin Craft


  • white tissue paper
  • orange tissue paper
  • dark green tissue paper
  • small paper cups
  • scissors
  • two rubber bands
  • one green pipe cleaner (chenille-covered wire)
  • pencil
  • assortment of small candy


To make the shape of the pumpkin:

Candy Filled Pumpkins - First Two Steps

  1. Shape white tissue paper into a ball the size of the pumpkin you wish to make.
  2. Insert a paper cup filled with wrapped candy in the center of the ball.
  3. Place the white tissue paper ball in the center of two layers of orange tissue paper large enough to cover the ball with some left at the top.
  4. Gather ends of orange paper around the ball and secure at the top with one of the rubber bands.
  5. Trim the gathered ends of the orange paper down to 1 inch. This will become the center of the pumpkin stem.

To make the outer stem:

Candy Filled Pumpkins - Last Two Steps

  1. Place the center of two layers of green tissue paper over the top of the gathered ends of the orange tissue paper and pull down around the stem.
  2. Secure green tissue paper with the second rubber band. The green paper will have loose ends.
  3. Use the scissors to shape the loose ends of the green tissue paper into leaves.
  4. Wrap the center of the pipe cleaner around the rubber band until it is covered.
  5. Twist the pipe cleaner to secure it and curl each end of the pipe cleaner around the pencil to make a curly tendril.