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Tootsie Pop Pumpkins

Posted by  ·  October 5, 2010  ·  Last Updated: October 5, 2010

These Tootsie Pop Pumpkins make a fun Halloween craft for kids.  We usually make tootsie pop ghosts and spiders, but this year we changed it up with Tootsie Pop Jack-o-lanterns.

tootsie pop pumpkin tutorial

How to make Tootsie Pop Pumpkins

Orange tissue paper

Reinforcement circles

Tootsie Pops

Floral tape

Cut a six inch circle from tissue paper. Cut a double thickness. We used a 6 inch cake pan to draw around to make the circle.

Place a reinforcement circle in the center.  This will keep the tissue paper from tearing. It can be placed on the inside.

Push Tootsie Pop stick through the reinforcement circle.

Gather up the two layers of tissue paper and twist tightly. We had to scrunch the wrapper up a bit.

Using floral tape wrap around the twisted orange part to create a stem.


…unless your favorite little girl wants to turn them into jack-o-lanterns.

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  1. Thursday, October 21st, 2010
    LOVE IT!!!!!!
  2. Friday, October 8th, 2010
    How do you keep coming up with all this creative cute stuff?! Darling!
  3. Thursday, October 7th, 2010
    Super cute! Those would make a great project for a classroom party!
    How fun! Wish my boys were younger :(
  4. Emily A.
    Tuesday, October 5th, 2010
    Love. It.
    So original and different than the usual ghostly pops!
  5. Tuesday, October 5th, 2010
    I love this! Will be going and buying the things needed to do this super fun craft! And the fact that tootsie rolls are my daughter's favorite treat/candy is a TOTAL BONUS!!!
  6. Tuesday, October 5th, 2010
    cute idea! I'll have to do these with my kids! They will LOVE it! :)
  7. Tuesday, October 5th, 2010
    I love this! I love projects the kids can do too..
  8. Tuesday, October 5th, 2010
    That is such a cute idea..so simple and so cute...so is the sweet little face with it! Come say hi :D
  9. Tuesday, October 5th, 2010
    Cute idea! Thanks
  10. Tuesday, October 5th, 2010
    Cute ... you could even do it to look like apples!
  11. Tuesday, October 5th, 2010
    That looks like a fun and easy project!
  12. Monica
    Tuesday, October 5th, 2010
    Super cute idea! We've always done ghosts, but I really like these :)
    Our daughters look alike! :)
  13. Tuesday, October 5th, 2010
    Oh My, The pumpkins are adorable as is your daughter!! *Hugs*
  14. Tuesday, October 5th, 2010
    Very cute!!!
  15. susie
    Tuesday, October 5th, 2010
    Adorable!!! I just bought my niece tootsie pops for her Halloween goody bag. This idea is perfect to decorate them. Thanks for sharing.
  16. Tuesday, October 5th, 2010
    What a fun idea. A fresh twist on a classic! My girls will love this, thanks.