Make A Paper Plate Pumpkin Mask

This simple, fun Halloween activity is suitable for children over the age of two.

You will need:

  • Paper plates
  • Orange paint
  • Scissors
  • Wool or a straw / lollipop stick


Paint the bottom of the paper plate with the orange paint and leave to dry. Once dry ask the children to draw the eyes, nose and mouth onto their pumpkin. Next cut holes for the eyes etc, over the children’s lines. Older children may be able to do this themselves but may need some help making the initial holes to start cutting out. Make a small hole on opposite sides of the plate and thread one length of wool through both holes, and tie to the plate so the children can wear their mask. Alternatively glue a straw or lollipop stick to the bottom, inside of the mask so the children can hold it in front of their face.

Areas of learning covered:

  • Creative development
  • Physical development
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3 thoughts on “Make A Paper Plate Pumpkin Mask

  1. i need an actvity for children 3-5 where you can diferentiate it for a child that has ESOL,hearing poblems and in wheelchair.

  2. Thanks for your comment.
    All the activities listed on this site can be easily adapted to meet the needs of all children of all abilities and ages.
    Adapt the setting of the activity, so that it becomes more easily accessible for the child. Also adapt the depth of the activity, for example, make the instructions or the activity itself, simpler for the child to understand.

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