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Button Pumpkin Craft and Fall Activities for Toddlers

Now that my son has started school I’m on the look out for more crafts for toddlers that I can do with my daughter. This button pumpkin craft is a fun activity that can be used to celebrate fall or Halloween and is great for promoting fine motor skills.


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To make your button pumpkins you will need

Coloured card in orange and green


Buttons – I used some with different shapes to make it a bit more interesting


How to make it

I cut the pumpkin shape out of card and covered it with glue, I recommend using card rather than paper for this because using lots of glue on it can make it a bit soggy otherwise. Before I even managed to grab my camera my daughter got started with this, playing with the buttons and putting them onto the pumpkin. Using the small buttons for this a great way to support the development of fine motor skills and of course it’s a fun way to make a cute fall decoration too!


While this is obviously a simple craft for toddlers, when my four year old son saw it later he was really jealous and wanted to make one too! As my toddler had demolished my supply of orange and brown buttons I made him a picture of Leonardo from TMNT to cover in green and blue buttons instead and this kept him occupied for ages!

If your kids enjoyed this craft make sure you checkout my new book 30 Halloween Craft for Kids which is full of fun, achievable and totally cute ideas!

More Fall Activities for Toddlers

You might also like these ideas from Crafts on Sea and some other blogs that I love.


Pine Cone Autumn Trees

Squirrel Train Small World 

Fall Leaf Suncatchers

Easy Fall Tree Craft

Button Pumpkin

Fall leaf Lacing

Pumpkin Painting for Toddlers

Pom Pom Apple Tree Craft

Fall Scavenger Hunt Playdough

Love keeping your kids entertained? Follow me on Pinterest for loads more ideas!

Follow Kate Williams CraftsonSea’s board Crafts and Activities for Kids on Pinterest.


  1. 24th September 2015 / 1:41 pm

    My kids are now a little bit old for this but it looks like a great activity 🙂 You could probably use red/orange leaves too as an additional touch 🙂 H x

  2. 25th September 2015 / 7:33 am

    That is adorable – we are going to go all our for halloween this year and love this idea!!

  3. Maria
    18th January 2017 / 8:22 am

    These are looks fun for my kids, I want to give them new activity that will make them interested.

    Thanks for sharing!

  4. Lorenzo
    18th January 2017 / 8:24 am

    These are new fun activity for my kids! Thanks for sharing 🙂

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