10 Halloween Pumpkin Crafts For Kids

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Fall is here, and we all know what that means… Pumpkin season!!! Halloween is just around the corner, and pumpkins are popping up all around. Kids of all ages are all about the fun that pumpkins and Halloween brings — grown-ups too!

To share some of the whimsy of the season, here are some awesome pumpkin crafts for kids to welcome in fall and Halloween.

These pumpkin crafts for kids are great activities you and your kids to do together, to bask in the fun of the times. 

Get your fall festive spirit on and have a blast with your little ones with these pumpkin crafts for kids. You’ll be a total Halloween hero in their eyes with these super fun activities. 

pumpkin crafts for kids
Pretty Caucasian girls in smart costumes with painted faces cutting out colored paper while preparing for Halloween celebration

Pumpkin Crafts For Kids: Craft On!

1. Water Bottle Pumpkin Jack-O-Lantern

This pumpkin craft is super simple, super easy, and something you can do with even your littlest kiddos. And it’s super cute as well — a fun little fall decor for your home for Halloween!

pumpkin crafts for kids

Here’s what you’ll need…

  • A small plastic bottle
  • Black paper scraps
  • Orange construction paper or orange scraps
  • Green permanent marker
  • Scissors (optional – only if you feel you need it)
  • Glue

Make your own Water Bottle Pumpkin Jack-O-Lantern craft with your kids:

Step 1 – Get the orange construction paper or orange scraps. 

Step 2 – Tear them up into small pieces and then stuff them all into the water bottle.

Step 3 – Tear up (or cut out, should you opt to use scissors) the black paper. This will be used for your Jak-O-Lantern face. Glue the scraps on the water bottle in the shape of the face you desire.

Step 4 – Using the permanent green marker, color in the cap and then screw on top of the bottle.

There you have it! 

2. Easy Pumpkin Paper Plate

When it comes to easy peasy pumpkin crafts you can make with your children, the Easy Pumpkin Paper Plate takes the cake (or the pumpkin!). This is one of the simplest, most basic, and yet super cute crafts you can do with your little ones.

pumpkin crafts for kids

Here’s what you’ll need…

  • Paper plates
  • Glue stick
  • Scissors
  • Construction paper (orange, brown, green) — or even just white paper and orange, brown, and green crayons!

Make your own Easy Pumpkin Paper Plate craft with your kids:

Step 1 – Get 1 page of your orange construction paper (or orange-colored paper). Tear it up into pieces of different       sizes.

Step 2 – Grab your glue and start sticking the orange pieces onto your paper plate. It doesn’t have to be perfect and     it doesn’t have to be completely and equally covered. In fact, the messier the better!

Step 3 – Get brown construction paper (or brown colored paper) and cut out a stem.

Step 4 – Get green construction paper (or green colored paper) and cut out some vines.

Step 5 – Glue the stem and vines onto the paper plate.

And now, your Pumpkin Paper Plate craft is done!

3. Paper Pumpkin Craft

This Paper Pumpkin Craft is one of the prettiest fall decors you and your kids can DIY.

Hang them up all across the room and watch them twirl – so nice! They’re easy to make, and your children will also learn a thing or two about measurement. Win-win. 

pumpkin crafts for kids

Here’s what you’ll need…

  • Orange construction paper or orange stock paper
  • Brown construction paper or brown stock paper
  • Green construction paper of green stock paper
  • Scissors (or a paper cutter)
  • Stapler (and staples, of course)
  • String that you’ll be using for hanging

Make your own Paper Pumpkin Craft with your kids:

Step 1 – Get a piece of orange construction paper or orange stock paper. Cut it up into strips that are one inch each.

Step 2 – Once you’ve cut the paper up into one-inch strips, cut these strips into these lengths: two 11-inch strips,

 two 9-inch strips, two 7-inch strips, and one 6-inch strips.

Step 3 – Gather these all together. Strips from one piece of orange paper makes one pumpkin. 

Step 4 – Now, it’s time to put the pumpkin all together! Get the 6-inch strip and put in the middle. Then make a           sandwich out, from the smallest strip to the largest strip.

Step 5 – Ensure that the top part of the pumpkin is flush and then staple it.

Step 6 – Next, line up the other end (the bottom part) and then staple it too

Step 7 – With the brown and green paper, cut out a stem and some leaves. You can curl the stem around a pencil.

Step 8 – Staple it all together.

Make a few more, and then string them together and hang all over the room. So pretty!

4. Chalk Stenciled Pumpkin

Here’s another very easy to create pumpkin craft. The Chalk Stenciled Pumpkin is super achievable even for very young kids — and super duper fun! The end result looks like it’s glowing too. 

pumpkin crafts for kids

Here’s what you’ll need…

  • Orange chalk (or sidewalk chalk)
  • Black construction paper or black card stock 
  • Double-sided tape
  • Cotton balls
  • Printable pumpkin template
  • Scissors

 Make your own Chalk Stenciled Pumpkin with your kids:

Step 1 – Get the printable pumpkin template and cut out the eyes and the mouth with scissors.

Step 2 – Place the eyes and mouth cutouts on the black paper to make a Jack-O-Lantern face. You can choose to use  some double-sided tape to keep the cutouts from moving around.

Step 3 – Use orange chalk (or any color you like) to trace the eyes and mouth cutouts. Trace around the outline and     make sure it’s all covered. Then draw some short, swift lines moving away from the outline.

Step 4 – Next, line up the pumpkin face template over the eyes and mouth cutouts on the black paper. Again, you      can tape it lightly to the paper so it doesn’t move.

Step 5 – Use a cotton ball to gently rub the chalk away from the outline.

Step 6 – With chalk, trace the outline of the pumpkin and then draw short, swift lines away from the outer edge of      the pumpkin’s outline.

Step 7 – Use another cotton ball to gently rub the chalk away from the pumpkin’s outer edge.

Step 8 – Now it’s time to remove the stencils and cut-outs from the black paper. Blow off the dust from the chalk. 

 And you have your very own glowy chalky pumpkin!

5. Tin Can Pumpkins

Here’s a cute little project that kids can make to store Halloween candies in! Tin Can Pumpkins are fun – and your little ones can get super creative with the Jack-O-Lantern faces and use cans of different sizes for a little tin pumpkin fam!

Tin Can Pumpkins for kids

Here’s what you’ll need…

  • Orange spray paint
  • Clean, empty tin cans
  • Tissue paper
  • Black permanent marker
  • Candy (if you wanna use them already to store sweets)

Make your own Tin Can Pumpkins with your kids:

Step 1 – Paint the tin cans with the orange spray paint. You can use a box lid to catch the overspray and it’s easier to transfer the tin cans to a safe place where they can dry.

Step 2 – Let the first coat of spray paint dry. After around 10-15 minutes, spray a second coat. Let the tin cans dry       well.

Step 3 – With a black permanent marker, draw on faces on the tin cans. Have fun with the faces and let your kids’       creativity go wild!

Step 4 – After the faces have been drawn and the marker is completely dry, stuff tissue paper on the inside of the tin   cans. If you have candy, you can also place them inside to make cute little candy containers.

Gather your tin cans, artfully place them on a surface with some candies scattered around, for an adorable pumpkin tin can family.

6. Easy Egg Carton Pumpkin

The Easy Egg Carton Pumpkin crafts are, as the name states, totally easy — and they’re also one of the most adorable pumpkin crafts you can do with your kids! They’re made out of materials you may already have in your home, they’re simple and fun to make, and they are cutie patooties. 

Easy Egg Carton Pumpkin

Here’s what you’ll need…

  • Cardboard egg carton
  • Little pieces of green crepe paper or green colored tissue paper
  • Black permanent marker or black and orange paint and paintbrushes
  • Scissors
  • Liquid glue

Make your own Easy Egg Carton Pumpkin with your kids:

Step 1 – Using your scissors, cut apart the egg carton bottom, so that the individual egg cartons are all separate.

Step 2 – Trim the egg carton sections to make sure that they are flat all around.

Step 3 – Put glue all around the edges of the egg carton sections.

Step 4 – Stick two egg carton sections together. Press tightly and set them securely on a surface to dry well.

Step 5 – After the glue has dried, paint the little egg carton pumpkins orange.

Step 6 – Cut green crepe paper or tissue paper strips. Stick these with glue on top of the little egg carton pumpkins.

Step 7 – With a black permanent marker or black paint, draw cute little Jack-O-Lantern faces. Let your kids get           creative!

Once you’ve made all your little egg carton pumpkins, gather them together and you’ll have a mini pumpkin patch!

7. DIY Melted Crayon Pumpkin

Orange and black are the go-to Halloween colors. But who says you can’t have a fun, colorful fall? The DIY Melted Crayon Pumpkin craft is bright, colorful, and visually stunning. And it’s a blast to make, too!

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Halloween Pumpkin Crafts For Kids

  • Faux white pumpkin
  • Clear glue
  • Heat gun or blow dryer
  • Crayons (they say that the Crayola brand melts best)

Make your own DIY Melted Crayon Pumpkin with your kids:

Step 1 – Find yourself a faux white pumpkin (white is important so that the colors will truly pop).

Step 2 – Choose your color palette and pick the crayons you will be working with.

Step 3 – Peel off the paper label from your crayons.

Step 4 – Glue on your crayons to the top part of your pumpkin.

Step 5 – Heat up the crayons with your blow dryer or heat gun. Point the heat source at different angles so that the    colored wax will spread out.

Step 6 – Let the colors drip drip drip all the way down!

Super colorful. Super cute. Super fun.

8.  Sock Pumpkin

The Sock Pumpkin craft is soft, cuddly, uses fabric but is a no-sew project that’s great for kids! You’ll just need to gather a few easy to get supplies, and then go to town and have fun!

Here’s what you’ll need…

  • Orange colored sock
  • Rubber band
  • Beans or rice
  • Large Googly eyes
  • Fabric glue
  • Black and green felt
  • Stick

 Sock Pumpkin

Make your own Sock Pumpkin with your kids…

Step 1 – Turn your orange sock inside out and fill it with rice or beans until about halfway

(TIP: Stretch the sock over a cup so that your children will be able to fill it in more easily)

Step 2 – Push the stuffing down and let them fill in more so that the sock fills out roundly and not long.

Step 3 – Stick in your stick vertically inside the center area. The stick should be held in place by the stuffing. This is     your pumpkin stem. Then pull up the top of your sock around the stick.

Step 4 – Just above the point filled with rice or beans, wrap a rubber band over the sock and stick.

Step 5 – Pull down the top of the sock so it’s back around the area below with stuffing.

Step 6 – Using felt, but out the mouth, nose, and leaves. 

Step 7 – Glue the google eyes, and felt mouth, nose, and leaves onto your stuffed sock.

 Isn’t that just completely adorbs?!

9. Knuckle Print Pumpkins

What’s even better than making DIY crafts with your kids? Making DIY crafts that are also keepsakes! The Knuckle Print Pumpkin craft is a unique little project that can serve as a keepsake or a cute little gift for the family too.

Knuckle Print Pumpkins

Here’s what you’ll need…

  • Orange paint
  • Green and brown paint
  • Paper
  • Green permanent marker
  • Paintbrush
  • Frame (optional, but these will seal the deal and make them lovely keepsakes!)

Make your own Knuckle Print Pumpkins with your kids:

Step 1 – Paint your kids’ hands with the paintbrush and orange paint. Paint from the first knuckle all the way to the midst of their fingers.

Step 2 – Guide your child into making a fist — and while hand in fist, press the part of the hand that’s painted orange onto the paper. You can help them roll their fist slightly on the paper so that the print is more complete.

Step 3 – With brown paint, create a stem on top of the pumpkin print.

Step 4 – With green paint, create small leaves attached to the stem.

Step 5 – After it’s all dry, use your permanent green marker to draw on vines.

To turn into a keepsake for you and your child or gift to a loved one, place in a nice frame. Don’t forget to date it!

 10. Thumbprint Pumpkin Patch

Another super adorable craft slash keepsake is the Thumbprint Pumpkin Patch. They’re incredibly simple and turn out super duper cute. And hello, “Thumb-kin patch”? Yes please!

Thumbprint Pumpkin Patch

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Paintbrush
  • Washable paint (orange, brown, and green)
  • White paper

Make your own Thumbprint Pumpkin Patch with your kids:

Step 1 – Let your kids dip their thumb into the orange paint.

Step 2 – Stamp their thumbprint on the white paper — make sure they stamp in three in a row, so it makes a pumpkin!

Step 3 – With a paintbrush, paint on some leaves and stems, and maybe even dirt to make the pumpkin patch soil.

And just like that, you and your children have your very own Thumbkin patch! Put the date created, and it’s a sweet little keepsake too!

These pumpkin crafts for kids are truly popping’. Have a great time, have a wonderful fall season, and Happy Halloween, everyone! 

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