30 Days of Gratitude Challenge 2 – Gratitude Gourds

30 Days of Gratitude Challenge 2
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Fun craft by The Joys of Boys makes a great centerpiece.

30 Days of Gratitude Challenge 2 – Gratitude Gourds

There’s so many ways you can create a Gratitude Gourd but here’s our favorite. For an easy, creative craft that’s fun for the classroom or the family, create a 3D paper pumpkin centerpiece. Everyone can make their own Gratitude Gourd with this fun and easy to make craft.


Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Orange and Green Construction Paper
  • Toilet paper or paper towel cardboard tube
  • Tape
  • Markers


Step 1: Cut the orange paper into 1″ strips, about 8-10 for each pumpkin.

Step 2: Write something that you are thankful for in the middle of each of the paper strips.

Step 3: Cut the cardboard roll as tall as you would like your pumpkin to be.  The shorter the roll, the wider the pumpkin will be.  Then cover the roll with a strip of orange paper and use tape to secure it into place.

Step 4: Tape one end of the orange paper strips inside to one of the ends of the roll. Repeat with the other end of the paper strip and roll.

Step 5: Cut out a green leaf and tape it into the hole at the top of the pumpkin.

Step 6: (Optional) Wrap a strip of paper around a pencil and hold it until it holds a curl and tape it next to the leaf.

And you’re done.

Want to do something empowering right now to be part of the solution?

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