15+ CUTE Pumpkin Crafts for Kids

 

Looking for some pumpkin crafts?

 

I have 15+ FUN pumpkin crafts that your kids will LOVE! These are fun, easy, and perfect to do in the classroom or at home.

 

Let’s get started with some pumpkin crafts!

 


#1: Noodle Pumpkins

 

This cute pumpkin craft is great for all ages! This one is great for Halloween, Thanksgiving, or a fall-themed craft.

I love the use of different noodles for this craft too. It was fun using the wheel pasta.

 

 

noodle pumpkin craft

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

  • cardboard/paper
  • acrylic paint
  • ziplock bags
  • parchment paper
  • art trays
  • googly eyes
  • glue
  • pasta (wheel and spiral)

 

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B. Set-up

 

You can either paint the pasta noodles by hand or place them inside a ziplock bag with some acrylic paint and shake it up. Then, dump out the pasta on parchment paper to let it dry.

 

The wheel pasta won’t be completely covered with this method because of all the holes in the pasta, so you may have to hand paint the spots it missed!

 

Then, you can paint the spiral noodles for the leaves of the pumpkins.

 

While the pasta is drying, you can draw and paint the pumpkins! Add googly eyes and a funny face to each one.

 

C. Activity

 

Once the pasta is dry, add a small amount of glue to the noodle and stick it down to the pumpkin around the face you created.

 

Then, glue down the leaf next to the stem you drew!

 

How cute and fun is this sensory fall craft for kids?

 

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#2: Pumpkin Cutting Craft

 

This pumpkin cutting craft is PERFECT for toddlers and preschoolers. It’s simple and a fun way to practice.

 

It also makes for a cute Halloween craft! I love the faces on the pumpkins.

 

pumpkin cutting craft

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

  • construction paper
  • marker
  • scissors
  • glue stick
  • foam pumpkins (optional)

 

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B. Set-up

 

Draw a pumpkin shape on construction paper and cut it out. To make these pumpkins, I just traced one of the foam pumpkins we had.

 

C. Activity

 

We drew the faces on the pumpkins using a marker! This is a great way for your kids to practice drawing shapes.

 

Then, create lines for them to cut on at the top of each pumpkin (like they are carving the top of the pumpkin).

 

Cut out a small rectangle on brown paper for the stem of each pumpkin and paste it on the back.

 

Have the kids cut on the lines of each pumpkin! What a fun Halloween activity.

 

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#3: Pumpkin Seed Craft

 

What do you do with all those pumpkin seeds after you carve your pumpkin? Of course, we eat many of them, but sometimes we have WAY too many.

 

I decided to use them for a Halloween craft, which turned out so cute!

 

pumpkin seed pumpkin craft

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

 

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B. Set-up

 

Have the kids add some pumpkin seeds to a plastic bag and add a few squirts of acrylic paint. Shake it up and dump it out on parchment paper to dry. Make sure to spread them out on the parchment paper, so they don’t stick together.

 

While waiting for the seeds to dry, draw and paint a pumpkin shape on paper. You can paint the stem and leaf as well on the pumpkin.

 

C. Activity

 

Glue on googly eyes and draw on a mouth to each pumpkin using a Sharpie when the pumpkin is dry.

 

Have the kids glue the pumpkin seeds to each pumpkin. Then, they can just use regular school glue to paste them onto the pumpkin.

 

This is such a cute and fun sensory Halloween craft for kids!

 

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#4: Mickey Painted Pumpkins

This Halloween Mickey Mouse craft is TOO cute and fun to make for the season.

 

Painting pumpkins is more fun than carving them if you ask me.

 

mickey craft pumpkins

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

 

 

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B. Set-up

 

Create a Mickey pumpkin by painting the top of the pumpkin black and the bottom red. Then, wait for it to dry!

 

C. Activity

 

Create Mickey ears out of black cardstock paper by drawing semi-circles on cardstock paper.

 

Have an adult hot glue the ears down on the pumpkin. I bent the bottom of the paper so it would sit on the sides of the pumpkin.

 

Lastly, hot glue poms or buttons at the front where the red and black paint meets to make Mickey!

 


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#4: Paper Plate Pumpkin

Looking for a simple pumpkin craft to do with your toddlers and preschoolers?

 

Try this pumpkin paper plate craft! It turns out cute, and it’s great for kids to create.

paper plate pumpkin craft

 

How to do this activity

A. Materials you need

  • paper plate
  • orange paint
  • brown paper
  • glue stick
  • green pipe cleaner
  • tape
  • black paper
  • scissors

 

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B. Set-up

Paint the paper plate orange and wait for it to try. This will take a little bit, but while waiting for it to dry, you can create the pieces you need for the pumpkin.

 

You’ll need to make shapes for the pumpkin’s eyes, nose, and mouth. Your kids can help with this step and work on scissor skills by cutting the shapes out!

 

Also, create a square shape for the pumpkin’s stem out of brown paper.

 

C. Activity

 

Once the paper plate is dry, paste on the pieces to create the pumpkin’s face using a glue stick. Then, glue the stem onto the back of the paper plate.

 

Cut a green pipe cleaner in half and twist is around your finger. Pull it off and have the kids tape it on the back by the stem!

 

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#5: Wine Cork Pumpkins

 

I love making DIY crafts that can be used as decor around the house. This pumpkin craft is perfect to keep up all fall season!

 

My daughter and I made this together, which was SO fun. I typically just set up crafts for them, so it was a fun mommy and me project!

 

wine cork pumpkin craft

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

 

 

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B. Set-up

 

Start by painting the wine corks orange. We used a dark orange and a light orange. I like that there were mixed colors! Also, paint a few brown for the stems.

 

Wait for these to dry; it won’t take long! I think it took like 15 minutes for them to be completely dry.

 

C. Activity

 

The adult will hot glue the wine corks together in a pumpkin shape. We made big ones and little ones.

 

Then, hot glue the stem onto the back of the pumpkin.

 

The kids can practice tying skills when they tie a piece of twine onto the stem in a bow. Lastly, grab some leaves from outside or use artificial leaves and hot glue them down on each side at the top.

 

Place them around your house! What a fun family pumpkin craft!

 


#6: Pumpkin Name Craft

Here’s a fun way for kids to work on name-building skills. This pumpkin craft is great for toddlers and preschoolers.

I love this simple paper craft for kids. It’s great to do at home or in the classroom this Halloween!

 

name pumpkin craft

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

 

B. Set-up

 

You’ll make the number of circles for your little one’s name for the pumpkins on orange paper. Then, you’ll make the same amount of stems on brown paper.

 

Your kids can cut these pieces out or even create them independently if they can draw shapes!

 

C. Activity

 

You’ll also create a fence for the background. Draw some rectangle shapes for the fence and paste them down onto the black paper.

 

Then, have your little one write the letters of their name on the pumpkins. You can also do this step yourself if your kids aren’t practicing handwriting skills just yet. Then, attach the stems to the pumpkins using a glue stick.

 

They will paste them in order on the paper! Then, add fun stickers to the background or even create a moon shape.

 

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#7: Pumpkin Sponge Craft

 

The kids love when we do sponge painting activities. The sponges make cool prints, and it’s easy for them to do.

 

This pumpkin craft for kids is easy and turns out super cute.

 

sponge pumpkin craft

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

  • sponges
  • scissors
  • cardstock paper
  • paint
  • masking tape

 

 

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B. Set-up

 

Cut a sponge into 4 rectangular shapes using scissors. Then, create a pumpkin shape on paper, cut it out and use masking tape to tape it onto orange paper.

 

C. Activity

 

Have the kids dip their sponges into black paint and make prints around the paper, some around the pumpkin shape. Repeat this with purple and green too!

 

When they are done making prints, peel off the pumpkin shape to reveal what it looks like underneath! You can leave it as is or make a face for the pumpkin using a black marker.

 


#8: Ripped Paper Pumpkins

 

I have another cute and fun pumpkin craft for toddlers and preschoolers! Plus, this is a FREE printable!

 

Practice some fine motor skills by doing this fun ripped paper pumpkin activity.

 

ripped paper pumpkins

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

 

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B. Set-up

 

Print off your free printable!

 

C. Activity

 

Your kids will rip orange construction paper into small pieces. Then, they will use a glue stick to paste them onto the pumpkin.

 

If you don’t want to make this a ripped paper craft, you can also have them color the pumpkin, use scrunched tissue paper or dot markers!

 

Have them write their name at the bottom and give this to someone special for Halloween!

 

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#9: Alphabet Pumpkins

 

Here is a great Halloween craft and learning activity for your kids! This is a fun way for kids to practice the alphabet.

 

I love simple learning set-ups for kids. All you need is a few supplies you most likely have right at home!

 

alphabet pumpkin learning activity

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

  • cardstock paper
  • markers
  • clothespins
  • poms
  • washable paint

 

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B. Set-up

 

Draw a few rows of pumpkins on a vine on a piece of cardstock paper.

 

Write the letters of the alphabet in each pumpkin.

 

 

C. Activity

 

The kids will attach a craft pom to a clothespin and dip the pom into the orange paint.

 

The adult will ask the child to find a specific letter, and they will use the pom to paint the inside of that pumpkin! This will continue until all the pumpkins are colored in with the paint.

 

This is a great way for kids to review the letters of the alphabet in a fun and creative way!

 

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#10: Paper Bag Pumpkins

How cute is this pumpkin craft? It’s SUPER easy too! It makes for adorable decor as well for your porch or inside your house!

Kids will love making this simple craft for fall or Halloween! This is a fun one you can even do at a kid’s Halloween party.

paper bag pumpkin craft

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

  • paper bags
  • paint
  • paintbrush
  • twine
  • newspaper
  • pipe cleaners

 

B. Set-up

 

Stuff your paper bag with newspaper. You want to fill it about halfway full with newspaper. Then, scrunch the bag, so it looks like a pumpkin shape and a stem.

 

You will separate the two parts by tying a piece of twine in a bow.

 

C. Activity

The kids will paint the bottom of the pumpkin orange, and they can paint the stem green, or they can leave it blank.

 

Curl a green pipe cleaner around your finger and wrap it around the twine. You can add one or two pipe cleaners.

 

You can choose to add a face for the pumpkin out of black card stock paper, or you can leave them blank.

 


#11: Pumpkin Seed Counting

 

Here’s a great way to craft and get some learning in!

 

I love the pumpkin seeds for this craft activity. It’s such a fun way for the kids to practice counting.

 

pumpkin seed counting craft

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

  • cardboard/orange cardstock
  • paint (optional)
  • pumpkin seeds
  • glue
  • markers
  • box cutter

 

B. Set-up

 

Draw and cut out pumpkins on a piece of cardboard. If you don’t want to use cardboard, you can just use orange cardstock paper!

 

Once you have the pumpkin shape, cut it down in the center.

 

C. Activity

 

Write a number on one side of the pumpkin. Then, have a bowl of pumpkin seeds ready for the kids.

 

They should tell you the number on the side of the pumpkin before they begin counting. Then, they will individually count out the pumpkin seeds and glue them onto the cardboard/paper.

 

These can be kept for tactile learning and counting boards! This is such a fun fall craft and activity.

 

RELATED: How to Teach your Toddler Numbers

 


#12: Muddy Pumpkin Patch Sensory

 

So in real life, a muddy pumpkin patch would be something no one would want to go through.

 

But, this is a fantastic sensory activity for kids in the play world! My kids loved pretending they were picking on their favorite pumpkins at the pumpkin patch!

 

muddy pumpkin patch

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

 

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B. Set-up

 

Dump the brownie mix into a sensory bin and add a bunch of candy pumpkins in rows.

 

C. Activity

 

Let the kids use spoons and bowls to play with the pumpkins and the brownie mix. Have them pretend to be at the pumpkin patch picking out their pumpkins! To make this super muddy, add water to the brownie mix. The kids will love this addition to the activity!

 

muddy pumpkin patch

 

I do suggest doing this activity outdoors. It can get messy, and their little hands get quite dirty! But it’s fun and festive for the holiday!

 


#13: Pumpkin Spice Sensory

 

Are you ready for the best sensory bin ever? I’m not kidding when I say this, either.

 

Pumpkin.Spice.Sensory.Bin.

pumpkin spice sensory bin

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

 

ikea sensory table

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B. Set-up

 

Follow the directions to make the cake and let it cool once made. Then, break it up and scoop it into your sensory bin. Add in the coffee cups. Put some whipped cream in the mini red cups and sprinkle a little cinnamon on top.

 

C. Activity

 

Have your kids make a PSL! This is the best edible sensory bin I have ever done. It smelled and tasted amazing. They can use the measuring cups and spoons to scoop the cake mix and whipped cream.

 

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#14: Wood Slice Pumpkins

 

These pumpkin wood slices are simple, easy to make, and work as the cutest DIY decoration.

 

I also love that this craft can be done by all ages! This is a great pumpkin craft for kids and adults!

 

wood slice pumpkin craft

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

 

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B. Set-up

 

You’ll use orange acrylic paint to paint the wood slices! We painted almost the entire front of the wood slice, leaving a little around the edges.

 

C. Activity

 

Hot glue a wine cork to the back of the wood slices for the pumpkin’s stem. Then, tie a piece of twine around the top of even some fall bows.

 

We used real leaves from outside, but you can also use artificial leaves and hot glue those to the top of the wood slice.

 

You can leave them as is and stand them up for some cute fall decor, or you can also add some faces using a black acrylic paint marker!

 


#15: Handprint Pumpkins

 

Handprint crafts are just the cutest thing. We have to do them for each article I make because I love them that much.

 

This pumpkin craft is the perfect keepsake to try this fall season.

 

pumpkin handprint craft

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

 

B. Set-up

 

Paint your little one’s hand orange and make prints on white card stock paper. Press the entire hand down so the entire handprint will show up.

 

You’ll have to wait for it to dry to continue. It takes about 20 minutes to dry completely.

 

C. Activity

 

Cut out the handprint. When you are cutting it out, make sure to leave some space at the top for the stem and leaf.

 

Paint on the stem and make a fingerprint for the leaf!

 

Have the kids create a face for the pumpkins using a black acrylic paint marker. Then, they will use a glue stick to glue it down to the colored paper!

 

Write a message on the paper! This is a cute gift to give someone or to keep at home for yourself.

 


#16: Puffy Paint Pumpkins

 

Making your own puffy paint is EASY, and it’s fun! This is a great pumpkin craft for preschoolers!

 

You just need to mix 3 ingredients together that you most likely have right at home.

 

puffy paint pumpkin craft

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

  • cardstock paper
  • white school glue
  • foam shaving cream
  • food coloring
  • bowls
  • scissors

 

B. Set-up

 

Create the colors of puffy paint that you want by mixing equal parts white school glue and foam shaving cream. Then, add in the colors of food coloring you want. We used orange, green and brown.

 

Also, create pumpkin shapes on white or black card stock paper. You have to use card stock paper because it’s thicker and it’ll hold up better than regular paper.

 

 

 

C. Activity

 

Use a spoon to mix the puffy paint together. Then, scoop it out with the spoon, put the paint on the pumpkin shape, and spread it using a paintbrush.

 

Once you are done painting the pumpkin, create the stem and leaf with the puffy paint.

 

Lastly, make eyes, a nose, and a mouth for your pumpkin and place them on top!

 

Wait for it to dry (it takes about a night to fully dry) and see how it feels! This is such a fun sensory pumpkin craft.

 


#17: Splat Pumpkins

 

Splat crafts couldn’t be any easier and more fun for the kids. This pumpkin craft is PERFECT for toddlers and preschoolers.

 

My favorite one is the black and orange one since it’s a little different!

 

splat pumpkin craft

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

  • paint
  • cardstock paper
  • scissors
  • glue stick

 

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B. Set-up

 

On a white piece of cardstock paper, add orange paint to one side of the paper in a circular shape. We like the paints listed above because it works great for projects like these for little hands and for the correct amount of paint.

 

 

C. Activity

 

Fold the piece of paper over and use your hands to press down on the paint to make it spread to the other side. Open it back up to see how it looks! You can always add more paint and do the process again if you don’t like the shape.

 

Then, create a stem and leaf for the pumpkin and paste those on using a glue stick.

 

Lastly, make a face for your pumpkin out of black paper and just lay it down on the wet paint! It will stick!

 


Final Thoughts and Conclusion

 

Pumpkin crafts are so much fun to do with the kids! It’s my favorite time of year to craft. The themes for fall are my favorite.

I hope you find some pumpkin crafts for kids that you’ll try! I’d love to hear about what craft you tried with your kids at home or in the classroom.

 

Happy Crafting!

 

Deena

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