What says “fall” more than piles of pumpkins and pictures of cute kids with pumpkins? What about some fun pumpkin crafts for kids? Today we have four creative ideas for you to try with your kids. These crafts are so simple, that even non-crafty moms will love them. And most of these ideas use materials that you have around the house or can easily find at your local dollar store. Let’s dive in to these fun pumpkin crafts.
Pumpkin Counting Craft
When your little ones are learning to count, it’s a win-win when you can find a seasonal craft to go along with the learning. So, grab the 5 Little Pumpkins poem or board book as you make this project.
All you need for this Pumpkin Counting Craft is some construction paper, craft sticks, pumpkin stickers, and glue. Your littles will have lots of practice with their fine motor skills in addition to counting. They’ll be so proud to have artwork that looks just like the 5 Little Pumpkins book. And once your craft is complete, your kids can practice counting the pumpkins while reciting the fun poem.
Look at this cute final product!
When you’re homeschooling toddlers and preschoolers, you likely need many more counting activities. Here are a few more to try:
- Woodland Animals Counting Book
- Tons of FREE Counting Printables
- FREE Counting Mats
- Counting Cards & Puzzles for Fall
Next, take the traditional dried pasta craft and turn it into a fall pumpkin project. The main material needed to create Pasta Pumpkins is a pile of pasta that has been colored orange. You can even add a little glitter to help your pumpkins sparkle.
Kids love creating simple crafts and you don’t need any crazy materials.
If your kids love sensory activities, then check out these great sensory bin ideas:
- Messy Sensory Activities You Can Do Outside
- 9 Fall Sensory Bins Your Child Will Love Discovering
- Easy and Fun DIY Sensory Bins for Early Learners
For a truly meaningful craft, your whole family can create Gratitude Pumpkins. These would be a wonderful addition to your Thanksgiving table and décor. To complete this craft, simply write what you’re thankful for on strips of orange paper. You can follow this tutorial to learn how to attach the strips to form a pumpkin.
This time of year reminds us of the need to be thankful. So if you’d like some more ideas for growing gratitude in your home, then you’ll love these posts:
- FREE Gratitude Writing Prompts
- How to Encourage Gratitude in Your Child
- Teach Gratitude with a Thanksgiving Tree
- Printable Journal Writing Prompts on Gratitude
This final idea for pumpkins crafts is a cheerful Confetti Pumpkin. This craft uses a mini pumpkin as the base. You could buy a real one, or grab a faux mini pumpkin from your local dollar store. Then, let your kids go to town gluing little pieces of colorful confetti dots all over the pumpkin. The final result is playful and fun and a great addition to your fall décor. The best thing about this pumpkin craft is that it doesn’t look like a child made it. And depending on the color of your pumpkin and the confetti, you can create some to fit in with the colors in your home. How about making a pile of these for the Thanksgiving table? Or gifting them to family and friends? This is a real winner of a pumpkin craft!
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