Fall is here! And that means pumpkins are everywhere you look, literally. But who can be mad about it? I know I can’t…bring on the pumpkin spice lattes! Pumpkins are arguably the most recognizable symbol of fall. And for kids, this is a great opportunity to get creative with all sorts of pumpkin and fall-themed art activities and crafts. So if you’re wondering how to help your child get creative this fall season, look no further than with these easy and fun pumpkin crafts! I’ve scoured the internet and collected all of the best no-fuss pumpkin crafts for your kids to create and craft this fall.
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Pumpkin-themed crafts are so great for kids
Not only are there so many different and creative ways to make pumpkins and use pumpkins to develop creativity, but they make for the cutest and most festive decorations.
Arts and crafts activities are important for emotional and cognitive development. Using pumpkins to inspire seasonal art opportunities can help your child to develop:
- Emotional regulation
- Fine motor skills
- Hand-eye coordination
- Pencil grip
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What kinds of pumpkin crafts can I make?
There are so many different ways to get creative with pumpkin season. One of the easiest ways to create pumpkin-themed crafts is simply using all those extra pumpkins sitting around your house to decorate.
But if you don’t have extra pumpkins, never fear! You can make pumpkin-themed crafts using supplies you probably already have at home:
- Paper towel rolls
- Tissue paper
- And so many other items laying around your house!
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Making fall decorations is simple!
Whether you are using pumpkins you have or creating pumpkins out of craft supplies, pumpkin-themed crafts don’t have to be complicated. Finding simple supplies like orange paint and paper is a no-fuss way to get started.
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21 simple pumpkin crafts
Pumpkin crafts are simple and easy to make with kids right at home. Check out all of our favorite ideas for making pumpkin crafts using simple art supplies to get your kids excited about the fall season!
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Assemble large (or small) tissue paper pumpkin art by painting glue and using tissue paper to create these fun pumpkins that look great hanging on the wall this fall!
Practice number recognition and strengthen pencil grip with this simple set-up pumpkin color-by-number activity.
Mosaic Pumpkin Craft (Mama Instincts)
Make vibrant and colorful pumpkin crafts out of tissue paper and mini pumpkins. These are sure to add a pop of color to your fall decorations this season!
Cute and Easy Pumpkin Suncatcher (Crafts on Sea)
We love a good suncatcher! And this adorable pumpkin suncatcher is not to be missed. Use tissue paper to create a showstopping pumpkin suncatcher right on your window.
Sock Pumpkin Craft (Meaningful Mama)
Use socks to make silly pumpkin crafts that can be used as decorations in this easy and creative sock pumpkin craft for kids.
Yarn Pumpkin Craft (Little Bins for Little Hands)
Practice the skill and coordination of wrapping yarn to create pumpkins to hang around your house this Halloween season!
Upcycled Plastic Bottle Pumpkin Craft For Kids (About a Mom)
Grab plastic bottles from your recycling bin to make these awesome and simple pumpkin crafts that are no-fuss and fun to make.
3D Paper Pumpkin (Frugal Fun for Boys and Girls)
These fun 3D paper pumpkins are easy to make and require minimal supplies and almost no clean-up. A definite winner on all fronts!
Cardboard Tube Pumpkin for Kids (Buggy and Buddy)
This pumpkin craft is virtually mess-free and super easy to make for kids! Use paper towel rolls, tissue paper, and pipe cleaners to make cute little pumpkins.
Coffee Filter Pumpkin Craft (Look! We’re Learning)
Grab a coffee filter, scissors, glue, crayons, and construction paper for your child to make a cute pumpkin craft while you sip your coffee!
Pinecone Pumpkin (No Time for Flashcards)
Head outside to collect pinecones and then create an adorable pinecone pumpkin craft. Your kids will love showing this one off!
Easy Jack-o-Lantern for Scissor Skills (Nurture Store)
Practice early scissor skills by cutting straight strips of orange paper to make fun little 3D pumpkin craft decorations.
Folded Paper Pumpkin Craft (Buggy and Buddy)
Hand-Print Pumpkins Craft (Playing with Words 365)
Who doesn’t love a sweet handprint craft? Your kids will love this messy sensory pumpkin craft using their handprints to create pumpkins.
Pour Painting Pumpkins (Play Dr. Mom)
Grab some colorful paint and an extra pumpkin you have on your front porch to make beautiful painted pumpkins by simply pouring paint and watching the designs form organically.
Puffy Paint Pumpkin Craft + Slime (Crafty Morning)
Puffy paint is so fun! Use puffy paint to create a 3D pumpkin that are super fun to make, touch, and display.
Silly Shape Pumpkin for Toddlers (Toddler Approved)
Practice shape recognition and fine motor development with this simple shape pumpkin craft for kids using glue and some fun foam shape stickers.
Pumpkin crafts make the cutest decorations!
Making pumpkin crafts with your kids is fun and simple to do, but will leave your child with a fun decoration to use in your home. Don’t miss all of our best tips for how to display your child’s artwork. Your kids will feel proud of their work and love showing off their festive creations this fall and Halloween!
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Pumpkin crafts are good for kids in so many ways. Adding a seasonal spin to art activities can help kids get into the season, strengthen self-expression, and build their independence.
There are lots of pumpkin crafts to make! You can decorate pumpkins you already have or use simple art supplies found in your art cabinet to make 3D pumpkin creations and pieces you can hang on the wall.
Making pumpkin crafts is easy! Simple supplies such as orange paint or paper is a great start to making homemade pumpkin crafts that can be used as decorations.