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21 Easy Pumpkin Crafts for Kids to Try

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It’s the season of pumpkin-flavored treats, pumpkin spice lattes, and spooky Halloween costumes! What better way to celebrate the cooler weather and changing leaves than with some easy pumpkin crafts for kids? Crafting is the perfect way to spend time together during autumn.

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You can make a pumpkin out of just about anything with a few simple materials and a little imagination. Keep reading, and we’ll show you some of our favorite pumpkin ideas for kids, including paper plate pumpkins, beaded pumpkins, sock pumpkins, and more.

Your kids will love them!

And they’ll learn to work with different materials, like paper, pinecones, beads, popsicle sticks, and salt dough. Are you ready for your child to work on their fine motor skills while creating some cute pumpkin decorations for your home?

Materials for Halloween Pumpkin Crafts for Kids

Want to get started on one of these crafts ASAP? Here’s a list of some of the materials needed. It is not an all-inclusive list, but it does contain most of what’s needed to make the spider of your choice.

21 Fun Pumpkin Crafts You Need to Try This Fall

Are you ready for some of the best pumpkin craft ideas? Get your kids ready for these adorable fall craft ideas.

1. Pumpkin Apple Stamps

If you love everything, pumpkins, you are going to love these apple-stamped pumpkins. Cut an apple in half, cover it in paint, and start stamping. Follow the directions in the link above for a step-by-step guide.

Be sure to check out these fun apple crafts as well!

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by Kidz Craft Corner

2. Paper Strip Pumpkin

With just a handful of supplies – colored paper, scissors, glue, and a dash of imagination – you can bring these charming paper strip pumpkins to life.

paper strip pumpkin craft

by Our Kid Things

3. Mickey Mouse Pumpkin

Crafting a Mickey Mouse pumpkin is an enchanting and engaging activity that brings the magic of Disney into your child’s creative world. With just a few basic materials like a pumpkin, black paint, and some red and white felt, your little one can transform an ordinary pumpkin into an iconic Mickey Mouse masterpiece.

mickey mouse pumpkin craft

by Simple Everyday Mom

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4. Popsicle Stick Pumpkin Faces

Have you ever made a pumpkin out of popsicle sticks? It’s a really fun and easy craft that kids of all ages can enjoy! You just need some popsicle sticks, glue, paint, and a few other supplies. With this tutorial, you can put together your own pumpkin with minimal effort.

pumpkin craft for kids

by The Soccer Mom Blog

5. Paper Plate Pumpkin

With just a paper plate, orange paint, and a handful of craft supplies, you can transform an everyday paper plate into a charming fall decoration.

paper plate pumpkin craft

by The Simple Parent

6. Paper Cup Jack-o-lantern

Creating a Paper Cup Jack-o’-lantern is a fantastic and entertaining activity that perfectly captures the Halloween spirit, making it an ideal project for kids. With just a paper cup, orange paint, and a bit of imagination, you can conjure up a spooktacular decoration.

Make sure to check out our fun paper cup bat craft or ghost craft!

pumpkin paper cups

by Non-Toy Gifts

7. Pine Cone Pumpkin

Engaging your little ones in crafting a pine cone pumpkin is a wonderful way to ignite their creativity while celebrating the magic of autumn. With just a handful of supplies – pine cones, orange paint, a tree branch, and a bit of glue – you can embark on a fun-filled crafting adventure.

pumpkin crafts preschool

by Fireflies and Mud Pies

8. Pumpkin Suncatcher

Creating a Pumpkin Suncatcher is an enchanting activity that blends crafting with a touch of science, perfect for engaging kids in a world of colorful wonder. Using simple materials like orange tissue paper, contact paper, and black construction paper, your little ones can craft their own radiant pumpkin masterpiece.

preschool pumpkin crafts

by The Suburban Mom

9. Scissor Skills Pumpkins

This is such an easy pumpkin craft for preschoolers. Simply cut a few strips of orange paper. Staple them together in the shape of a jack-o-lantern.

To make it more festive, add some googly eyes, a nose, and a stem! Have fun creating your own unique pumpkins! And don’t forget to show off your creations on social media using

pumpkin crafts for kindergarteners

by Nurture Store

10. Sock Pumpkin

With just a sock, some filling, and a few basic supplies, you can easily conjure up a cute pumpkin buddy.

pumpkin crafts for preschoolers

by Meaningful Mama

11. Beaded Pumpkin

Crafting a beaded pumpkin is a fun, hands-on activity that sparks creativity and hones fine motor skills in kids. Using a combination of orange beads, a pipe cleaner, and a touch of imagination, your little ones can fashion their own adorable beaded pumpkin.

Also, make sure to try out this beaded butterfly craft!

easy pumpkin crafts for kids

by Glue Sticks & Gumdrops

12. Paper Pumpkin for Preschoolers

preschool pumpkin crafts

by Simple Everyday Mom

13. Tissue Paper Pumpkin

With just tissue paper, glue, and a touch of creativity, your little ones can create vibrant and textured pumpkins that capture the spirit of the season. Begin by cutting or tearing orange tissue paper into small pieces and then crumpling them up to give your pumpkin a three-dimensional look.

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by Arty Crafty Kids

14. Folded Paper Pumpkins

pumpkin crafts for kindergarten

by Buggy and Buddy

15. Pumpkin Handprint Keepsake

This adorable handprint pumpkin craft is the perfect keepsake! If you are looking for a fun autumn activity to do with your child, this is it!

Don’t forget to document the moment too – take a few pictures of your little one in action! You’ll be glad you did. Be sure to try this Christmas handprint keepsake as well.

easy pumpkin craft

by Kids Activities

16. Pumpkin Sponge Painting

by The Best Ideas for Kids

17. Pumpkin Salt Painting

by Natural Beach Living

18. Pumpkin Watercolor Art

by Rhythms of Play

19. Toilet Roll Pumpkin

If you are looking for an easy toilet roll craft, this adorable pumpkin craft is a must! You only need a toilet paper roll, pipe cleaner, and yarn!

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by Red Ted Art

20. Raffia Wrapped Pumpkins

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by Easy Peasy and Fun

21. Quilled Pumpkins

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by The Inspiration Edit

Easy Pumpkin Crafts for Kids- Summary

There you have it, 21 fun pumpkin crafts your kids can do at home or school. Give one or all of these pumpkin crafts a try, and be sure to share the results with us on Kidz Craft Corner! We’d love to see how much fun you all have.

Happy crafting! 🙂

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