20 Playful Pumpkin Crafts for Kids
It’s Fall, which means it’s time for falling leaves, acorns and of course, pumpkins! Celebrate the season with some cute & playful pumpkin crafts for kids.
When you think of Halloween, what’s the first thing that comes to mind?
I know the answer – pumpkins!!
Yes, we have our witches, cauldrons, monsters and ghosts, but you have to admit that the humble pumpkin makes its appearance first! Carving out a Jack o Lantern is one decoration activity that everyone undertakes, thanks to the abundance of pumpkins.
Is it any surprise then that 26th October is Pumpkin Day? Well, I think it’s only fair that we now celebrate this special occasion – with a load of playful pumpkin crafts for kids! Most of these crafts are super easy and can be done even by preschoolers.
20 Playful Pumpkin Crafts for Kids
1. Pumpkins Fizzy Art
Don’t these pumpkins look like they’re having a good time? That’s the magic of this Pumpkin fizzy art project from Fun Littles! If you don’t have googly eyes, you can also cut out circles from black and white craft paper.
2. Paper Pumpkin Thanksgiving Craft
We love those green tendrils on these paper pumpkins! All the colors create a very autumnal feel, perfect for the current season!
3. Pumpkin Paper Folding Activity
Give the little ones something to do with this paper folding activity from A Blog from the Pond. These look so cheery and smiley, perfect for preschoolers to try.
4. Paper Plate Pumpkin Craft
We’ve seen the various faces Jack o Lanterns take on during Halloween, but what about the inside of a pumpkin? A Little Pinch of Perfect has a cute paper plate project that teaches kids about the ins and outs of pumpkins.
5. DIY Pumpkin Treat Bags for Halloween
It’s Halloween, so it goes without saying that you need a treat bag to gather all those yummy treats! Try making your own treat bag like this Pumpkin theme one – just use thick paper to keep it sturdy.
6. Pumpkin Lego Painting
Legos are so versatile, you can even paint with them as this pumpkin painting project from Crafty Morning shows. This is a really easy and fun project to do with Duplo bricks and even toddlers can give it a try.
7. Popsicle Stick Pumpkin Door Hangers
Want to give your room a Fall makeover? Try this Popsicle stick door hanger that looks suspiciously like a pumpkin! You can change the grin to look quirkier or eerier. Check out the instructions over at 10 Doigts.
8. Paper Weaving Pumpkin Craft
Paper weaving exercises are a great way to hone motor skills and concentration in young children, and this pumpkin weaving craft is the perfect one for this fall!
9. Tissue Paper Pumpkin Craft
Here’s another project that works well for toddlers and preschoolers. Arty Crafty Kids shows us how easy it is to scrunch up tissue paper and fill up a blank pumpkin.
10. Toilet Paper Roll Pumpkin Box
Moms and Crafters has the genius idea of converting a toilet paper roll into a pumpkin box! Use it to store your leftover Halloween treats, or to give your special friend a Halloween gift.
11. Paper Strip Pumpkin Craft
If you’re looking for a scissors skills exercise, Fireflies and Mudpies has just what you need. Let kids cut strips of paper in an equal size and then assemble them together to create the pumpkin.
12. Paper Plate Pumpkin Lacing Craft
This lacing craft from Kids Craft Room is another great idea to develop fine motor skills and concentration. Don’t miss that cute little mouse moving in and out of the holes on the pumpkin!
13. Button Pumpkin Fall Craft
Kansas Living Magazine has a project that’ll double up as beautiful Fall theme decor for your home. All you need is an assortment of orange and yellow buttons in different shades and sizes for a craft that’s frame-worthy!
14. Paper Pinwheel Pumpkins
Sometimes the simplest crafts can be the most impactful, like these pumpkin pinwheels from Meaningful Mama. These are super easy for beginner crafts and can also be turned into a garland.
15. Pumpkin Sun Catchers
If you want to enjoy the sun while you still have it, make these pretty pumpkin sun catchers from Learn Create Love! Stick them up where the sun shines and watch those rays come through beautifully!
16. Paper Pumpkins for Fall
How gorgeous are these pumpkins! DIY Inspired has all the instructions you need to make these pretty pieces, complete with that rustic touch using the twig and string.
17. Pumpkin Yarn Craft
One Little Project shows us how to make pumpkins from balloons using yarn. This technique does require a bit of practice before it becomes perfect, so be prepared for a few duds!
18. No Sew Pumpkin
We love making felt plushies, and this pumpkin from Sunny Day Family is so cute! What’s more, this is a no-sew project, which means even little kids who can’t sew can have a go at it.
19. Beaded Pumpkin Craft
There’s nothing like a good beading activity to fine tune those motor skills. Glue Sticks and Gum Drops gives this traditional kiddie activity a Fall spin by using orange beads and pipe cleaners to make a cute pumpkin.
20. Paper Quilling Pumpkin Craft
If you’ve got a kid who’s interested in quilling but is hesitant to start, this pumpkin quilling craft from The Inspiration Edit is a good idea to get started.
Most of these pumpkin crafts for kids require only basic craft supplies and can be made without much effort. However, we’d recommend taking the time to sit with your kids and enjoying the process – after all, that’s what it’s all about, isn’t it?