When those first leaves begin to turn from green to orange, red, or yellow, we typically start to think of all things pumpkin. Pumpkin spice, pumpkin lattes, and of course, pumpkin crafts for kids! The fun thing about pumpkins is that, unlike apple crafts, which typically are only displayed in September, you can enjoy your pumpkin crafts during all of October or November. Of course, jack-o-lanterns are more suited to October, but you can modify these crafts accordingly.
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Cute Pumpkin Crafts for Kids
From simple paper plate pumpkin crafts for preschoolers to gorgeous suncatchers and beaded pumpkins for your big kids, you’re going to love decking your home out in pumpkins as you work your way through these crafts.
Mickey Pumpkin Halloween Decoration from Craft Play Learn:
Use our free Mickey Halloween template to make some cute and fun decorations for your upcoming Halloween celebrations. Use glitter to add a little sparkle to your spooky decor.
Pumpkin Suncatcher from Fantastic Fun and Learning:
Take advantage of the beautiful, glowy autumn sun streaming through your windows this fall by making a pumpkin suncatcher that’s made with orange and yellow tissue paper. Leave them up all through October and November. They’re fitting for both months.
Mummy Pumpkin Craft from Simple Everyday Mom:
This adorable paper plate craft combines two favorite Halloween characters in one—a mummy and a Jack-o-lantern. Their smiling faces are just too cute. Tearing the paper is excellent fine motor practice for kids. The pumpkin face template makes assembling the mummy-kins super easy.
These aren’t a craft for the kids, but a craft for the grown-ups to make FOR the kids. Okay, you’ll probably want a pair for yourself, too. It’s an easy way to get dressed up for Trick-or-Treating without overdoing it on the costumes. If you ever go on a Disney cruise near Halloween, these would make excellent Fish Extender gifts!
Practice those fine motor skills by threading beads onto pipe cleaners to make a bright orange pumpkin. It’s a piece of decor that you’ll want to put out year after year.
Here’s another easy paper plate Jack-O-Lantern, but this time, you’ll decorate the face using dot markers. It creates so much delightful texture!
Jack-o-Lantern Wooden Spoon from The Inspiration Edit:
This wooden spoon Jack-o-lantern, as well as the Frankenstein and black cat spoons, will make great puppets for the kids. Use them as visuals when reading your favorite Halloween books.
Paper Loop Pumpkin Craft from Our Kid Things:
Practice scissor skills by cutting paper into thin strips to make these paper loop-covered pumpkins. They’re so unique! Use thinner paper for the loops, particularly if you’re making this craft with small children. It’ll be easier for them to manipulate.
Greet your guests at the door with this sweet popsicle stick door hanger. They’re perfect for putting on your kids’ bedroom doors for October.
Pinecone Pumpkin Craft from A Dab of Glue Will Do:
Go for a nature walk to collect pinecones for these lovely pinecone pumpkins. The only other materials you’ll need are orange paint, paintbrushes, and green pipe cleaners to make the stems.
Paper Pumpkin Craft from Easy Peasy and Fun:
You’ll only need paper, scissors, and glue for this super simple craft. Cutting the paper into strips is great for preschoolers kindergarteners who are practicing their scissor skills.
Sock Pumpkin Craft from Meaningful Mama:
This no-sew project is excellent for kids of all ages. Make a bunch of sock pumpkins of various shapes and sizes to put on the mantle or table. Give a few to friends or neighbors! They’re totally adorable, and each one only takes a few minutes to make.
Salt Dough Pumpkin Handprint from Kids Activities Blog:
We like to create keepsakes for all seasons and holidays. This handprint pumpkin is an excellent choice. It’s sweet and simple, and you can leave it out during October and November. Don’t forget to make one for the grandparents as well.
Spookley the Square Pumpkin Craft from Simple Everyday Mom:
Does your toddler or preschooler love watching Spookley the Square Pumpkin? If so, they’ll go bonkers for this cute craft based on the movie. Pair this craft with a viewing of the film for a super fun family movie night.
Puffy Paint Pumpkins from Preschool Inspirations:
Learn how to make scented orange puffy paint for this easy pumpkin craft. Adding pumpkin spice makes this a sensory activity, as well as a craft. Your home or classroom will smell terrific as the kids paint their pumpkins.
Toilet Paper Roll Pumpkin from Raising Whasians:
Save your toilet paper rolls! This TP roll pumpkin definitely needs to be on your fall crafting list. It’s fancy enough to display on your Thanksgiving table but simple and budget-friendly enough that you won’t mind tossing it out after it’s been on display for a while.
Pumpkin Lacing Craft from Our Kid Things:
Here’s another simple pumpkin craft that you can enjoy all during the autumn season. It’s a wonderful way to fit in some fine motor practice with the little ones. Threading yarn is a wonderful pre-sewing activity for kids to learn.
Apples become pumpkins quickly by swapping out red paint for orange. We love how simple this craft is. Use the stamping technique to make Halloween or Thanksgiving cards for friends and family. Turn the pumpkins into Jack-o-lanterns simply by adding some black cutouts to make faces. Easy!
Paper quilling is such a fun and satisfying art technique. Roll paper into spirals, shape it into different things like circles, ovals, or even leaves. It creates beautiful artwork. Leave the pumpkin as is, or add black cutouts to turn it into a jack-o-lantern.
Pumpkin Salt Painting from Natural Beach Living:
Have you ever tried salt painting? This technique combines salt and glue to create a textured outline to paint over. The fall colors really pop against the black paper, don’t they? You may need to help little ones with the outline of the pumpkin.
We hope you enjoyed this list of fun pumpkin crafts for kids. Pin it so you’ll have lots of fun activities planned for fall!