Autumn and Fall are all about pumpkins with harvest, Thanksgiving and Halloween on people’s minds so there’s no better time to think about making some easy pumpkin crafts for kids.
There’s loads of great pumpkin craft ideas in this article to give you a bit of inspiration and help you and the kids to embrace this time of the year and to have fun getting creative!
With so many ideas you’ll find pumpkin crafts for toddlers, preschoolers, kindergarten and school age kids so take a look through and find the activity that’s perfect for your child.
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Pumpkin Crafts for Kids
Aren’t all these crafts gorgeous! More importantly though there’s lots of easy ideas, you want to make sure that whatever activity you choose for your child it’s something they’ll be able to make and with 25 crafts included here I’m pretty certain you’ll find the perfect pumpkin for your child!
Pumpkin crafts are also a great way to sneak in something a little educational if you want to. There’s lots of colour mixing as well as opportunities to practice scissor skills, fine motor skills and you can learn about what’s inside a pumpkin too.
Because I’m sharing both the spooky and non spooky kind of pumpkin crafts I’ve split it into two categories to make it a bit easier to find the right craft for you and your kids – Pumpkin Crafts Perfect for Thanksgiving or Harvest and Halloween Pumpkin Crafts which contains more jack-o’-lantern style pumpkins.
In both cases you’ll find lots of awesome ideas, hopefully enough to keep you going throughout the season!
All of the pumpkin crafts for kids that I’m sharing today appear in the same order that you’ll find them in the collages below.
Pumpkin Craft Template
Pumpkin crafts are something that I just can’t get enough of but I know that as a parent I sometimes struggle to find time to get everything organised that I want to, especially if there’s lots of materials needed.
If you’re looking for a super quick paper pumpkin craft then make sure you check out our free pumpkin template. We’ve got loads of simple ideas for using it or for the quickest activity we know and love you can use it as a pumpkin coloring sheet!
Pumpkin Crafts Perfect for Harvest or Thanksgiving
Grab some orange yarn to make paper plate pumpkins with this fun pumpkin sewing craft from I Heart Crafty Things.
This mess free pumpkin craft from Crafts on Sea is good for learning about color mixing.
These raffia wrapped pumpkins from Easy Peasy and Fun would make cute decor too.
Use popsicle or craft sticks to make the pumpkin shape for this craft stick pumpkin keepsake from Fireflies and Mudpies.
Follow the tutorial to make these DIY paper strips pumpkins from Fireflies and Mudpies
This button pumpkin from Adventure in a Box would be good for fine motor skills.
This pumpkin pie craft from Crafts on Sea is perfect for Thanksgiving.
I love this paper pumpkins craft from Pint Sized Treasures, you could make lots and create your own little pumpkin patch!
A Little Pinch of Perfect’s what’s inside a pumpkin craft would be a really good way to use up any seeds left over from pumpkin carving.
Make melted crayon pumpkins following this tutorial from Teaching Mama.
If go out for a walk to admire the fall leaves grab some pinecones while you’re there and then make these pinecone pumpkins from A Dab of Glue Will Do.
Use torn paper to make this pumpkin paper plate craft from The Best Ideas For Kids.
Look We’re Learning has an easy melted crayon pumpkin.
Grab all your favorite colors and make this melted crayon pumpkin from Crafty Morning. This gorgeous pumpkin art project would look fantastic on your front porch when it’s finished.
The Soccer Mom shares how to make a pop up pumpkin card.
Halloween Pumpkin Crafts
5 Little Pumpkins flap book craft from A Little Pinch of Perfect
Tin can Jack O’ Lanterns from Easy Peasy and Fun
Grab some tissue paper and make this mason jar pumpkin from Love and Marriage Blog
I love this pretty pumpkin salt painting from Rhythms of Play.
Make a positive and negative space Jack-O’-Lantern with this little project from Buggy and Buddy.
Grab our free printable cut and paste pumpkin craft and design your own Jack o’ lantern.
This foil painted pumpkin is a great pumpkin craft for toddlers and preschoolers to make inn October as you can size the foil for their little hands and you can use it to help learn about color mixing too.
Look through your recycling bin to make this pumpkin recycled Halloween suncatcher craft from Crafts on Sea.
I love this craft stick Jack O’Lantern from Easy Peasy and Fun, you could also try and add some more craft sticks to make a square pumpkin that looks like Spookley!
Make some pumpkin toddler art with Happy Hooligans.
Once you’ve made these glowing Jack O’Lantern cups from Buggy and Buddy you could put them in your window to help guide the way for trick or treaters!
This terracotta pot Jack O’Lantern from Fireflies and Mudpies would make a cute gift too.
Create this sponge painted Jack O’Lantern from I Heart Crafty Things.
More Fall Crafts for Kids
Want some more inspiration? We love these pretty autumn suncatchers kids can make.
Or how about these autumn activities for preschoolers with over 45 fun ideas.
Finally to encourage the kids to get outdoors a bit why not try out these fun bird feeders kids can make.