Can you feel the change of season in the air. Autumn is certainly upon us and this fab pumpkin paper plate lacing craft is a great way to celebrate the season and decorate for Halloween too. A craft like this is perfect for working on fine motor skills.
- Paper plates (UK Link/US Link)
- Hole Punch (UK Link/US Link)
- Wool (UK Link/US Link)
- Large craft sticks (UK Link/US Link)
- Green pipe cleaners (UK Link/US Link)
- Blu Tack Glu Dots (UK Link/US Link)
How to make pumpkin paper plate lacing craft
This pumpkin paper plate lacing craft was inspired by an apple version that I spotted and I knew that it would be perfect for pumpkins and for working on fine motor skills. Plus they look super cute too.
First off you need to punch the holes into the paper plate. For younger children you might want to add fewer hole or even make a smaller pumpkin, which you do by cutting the paper plate smaller.
Then you lacing your yarn through the punched holes. You can do this in a pattern or random and even go through some of the holes more than once. You can tie off your yarn at the back and then continue with more. The more yarn you add the denser the colour.
Then it is time to add the stalk and leaves, which we made with large craft sticks and pipe cleaners wrapped round a pencil to make them into spirals.
We then attached the stalk to the back of our paper plates using our trusty Blu Tack Glu dots (UK Link/US Link). The great thing about glu dots is they are instant fix, so no need to wait until they adhere, perfect for projects like this one.
I do hope you love this simple paper plate laving craft. Feel free to pin it and share with your friends.
We love yarn crafts here and find that weaving, lacing and threading really therapeutic, especially has I can not knit or crochet!
What is your favorite yarn craft?
As a child I used to love this kind of thing – lacing up with yarn! This is a very timely post for the current season!
That looks like fun!
Your house is going to look AMAZING by the time it gets to Halloween x
Fabulous crafting idea 🙂 H x
I’m actually going to adapt this idea for this year’s Christingle craft session as our theme is ‘Connections’!
They are pretty and look quite easy to make. I think H wants to try out my new hole puncher.
What a great idea, so creative. I bet if you used black wool you could make them look like spider webs for halloween.
They look really good as a little art display, I’m such a lover of pumpkins that I’d be keeping them up all year. Great craft for the fine motor skills with threading the wool through.
What a lovely idea and they are so effective as well!
I’ve never heard of paper plate lacing! How refreshingly straightforward, love it!
Now that looks like a lot of fun to do
I love this idea Jen. The lacing will be great for Peanut although I’m sure she will want to add glitter to the finished product too!
These look like lots of fun for kids to make – great for fine motor skills.
This is a fab craft! I love it, I think it looks really stylish for something so basic and simple, it would be lovely to have a few of these hanging up for Halloween! H 🙂
This looks a great activity to help Rley with his fine motor skills
Those are super cute. I think Emmy would love to try these
Well this is so much better than scooping out the innards of a pumpkin and they look very cool!
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