31 EASY Pumpkin Crafts for Kids (2023)

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Fall is at the door, and we’re rolling out the orange carpet to welcome it in the most delightful way possible — with an exciting pumpkin craft roundup for kids! Pumpkins are more than just a staple in our fall recipes; they’re the canvas for an array of creative pursuits, waiting to be transformed into beautiful works of art by little hands. It’s the season to let pumpkins shine, not just on our porches but in our crafts corner, offering an opportunity to carve out fun, laughter, and learning in the heart of our homes.


All Things Pumpkins

Oh, the sheer joy of sitting down with a bunch of craft supplies and the day’s star — the pumpkin! But here’s the twist: not all our crafts involve real pumpkins. From paper plates to canvas, we have found an array of materials to act as the perfect stand-ins for the real deal. It’s all about being inspired by the spirit of pumpkins, their vibrant hues, and their festive vibe to create crafts that resonate with the joy of the season.

Fall Pumpkin Ideas

As the tiny artists get busy with paints, markers, and a myriad of other materials, they are not just creating art but crafting a rich learning experience. Crafting helps in developing fine motor skills and fostering creativity. It’s a canvas for children to express themselves, to experiment, and to learn from their experiences. Moreover, it’s a wonderful way for them to understand textures, shapes, and colors in a more hands-on manner. So, let’s get ready to immerse in the delightful pumpkin-inspired craft activities that weave learning with fun, promising smiles and a sprinkle of educational magic.

Pumpkin Crafts for Kids

Bubble Wrap Pumpkin Craft

Bubble Wrap Pumpkin Craft is a fun and easy way to craft this Halloween. Create a textured pumpkin using bubble wrap! Its a great way to get your little ones to try new ways of painting!

Straw Pumpkin Fine Motor Craft

Straw pumpkin is a fun and easy fine motor craft for preschoolers and kindergartners. It is a un quiet time activity for Fall or Halloween.

Cotton Pad Pumpkin Craft for Kids

Cotton Pad Pumpkin craft is a cute pumpkin craft using cotton pads and coloured water. This easy to set up pumpkin craft is a fun activity to do with your kids at Halloween!

Coffee Filter Pumpkin Craft

Coffee Filter Pumpkin Craft is a fun Halloween craft for toddlers and preschoolers. A fun fine motor craft idea using coloured water!

Rice Pumpkin Craft for Kids

Rice Pumpkin Craft for Kids is a fun sensory craft for kids to try this Halloween. Create a simple pumpkin using coloured rice!

Adorable Paper Pumpkin Craft for Kids

Adorable Paper Pumpkin Craft is a fun and easy paper craft for kids. A cute and simple way to make a pumpkin with toddlers and preschoolers!

Leaf Pumpkin Craft

Leaf Pumpkin Craft is the perfect Halloween craft for Fall. A cute craft for toddlers & preschoolers that can be combined with a nature walk!

Paper Plate Pumpkin Craft

This paper plate pumpkin craft is a great Halloween craft for toddlers and preschoolers! Create a cute pumpkin with tissue paper!

Pom Pom Painted Pumpkin Craft for Toddlers

Pom Pom Painted Pumpkin Craft is a simple pumpkin craft for toddlers and preschoolers. A great way to keep them busy this Halloween!

Yarn Lacing Pumpkin Craft for Kids

Create this unique craft with your kids this Halloween: a yarn lacing pumpkin! It makes a great addition to any Halloween decor this season!

Cardboard Box Jack-O-Lantern Craft

Cardboard Box Jack-O-Lantern is a fun craft for kids of all ages to do this Halloween! Super easy to make and a looks amazing when all lit up!

Puffy Paint Pumpkin Craft for Kids

Puffy Paint Pumpkin Craft is fun and easy fall craft for kids! An amazing sensory craft for toddlers and preschoolers and kids alike!

Nature Pumpkin Suncatcher Craft for Kids

This nature pumpkin suncatcher craft is perfect for Fall and Halloween. Make a pumpkin suncatcher using leaves in all the colours of fall!

Paint Splat Pumpkin Craft for Kids

This easy paper plate craft is perfect for Halloween. Make a Paint Splat Pumpkin Craft with you toddler or preschooler this Fall!

DIY Halloween Masks for Kids

Make your own masks for Halloween with these super adorable DIY masks! They make a great addition to a DIY 

Toilet Paper Tube Halloween Crafts

These Halloween character crafts made using toilet paper tubes are super cute for kids! Create a pumpkin, Frankenstein, or a ghost!

Popsicle Stick Halloween Puppets

This easy popsicle stick plate craft is perfect for Halloween. Make a Halloween puppets with your kids this Fall!

Rolling Pumpkin Painted Craft For Kids

Rolling Pumpkin Painted Craft is a simple gross motor art activity for Halloween. Paint a pumpkin using a pumpkin!!

Mini Pumpkin Roll & Paint

Pumpkin Sensory Bottle Craft

Scrunched Paper Pumpkin Craft

Spatula Pumpkins PUMPKINS

Pumpkin Printing

Washi Tape Pumpkin

Pumpkin Drawing

Potato Masher Jack-o-Lanterns

More Pumpkin Crafts for Kids

  1. Paper Plate Pumpkin – Kid Craft Idea – Glued to My Craft Blog
  2. Pumpkin Beaded Pipe Cleaners – Creative Child
  3. Paper Strip Pumpkin – First Palette
  4. Tissue Paper Pumpkin Art – Days woth Grey
  5. Pumpkin Fizzy Art – Artsy Crafty Mama
  6. Painting Pumpkins Halloween Art Activity – Busy Toddler
  7. Pumpkin Sun Catchers – Learn Create Love
  8.  Paper Plate Pumpkin Craft – A little Pinch of Perfect

Age Suitability

This activity is good for toddlers aged children 3 years old and up with adult assistance.

Mess Level

The mess level for this activity is low.

Difficulty to Create 


Skills Developed

Language development, shape recognition, color recognition, hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills, imaginative play, creativity.

Toddler and Preschooler Curriculums, Books & TV Show!

Play2Learn Toddler & Preschool Programs for Curious Toddlers

There is no limit to your toddler’s energy and curiosity. That energy and curiosity although a joy can be challenging at times. Their interest in just about everything around them is what makes them great learners. One and two year olds can soak up so much just from their senses!

But as a teacher or parent that thirst for learning can be exhausting. That is why I created this toddler and preschooler program. To help you get the most out of this time with your curious toddler without having to come up with creative ways to play and interact with them.

Play2Learn for Toddlers includes 20 Units for toddlers. Each 2-week toddler unit has 20 super easy to set up and engaging activities for toddlers 18 months to 3 years.

Play2Learn Preschool which includes 20 Units for preschoolers. Each 2-week preschoolers unit has 20 unique and easy to set up and engaging activities for preschoolers 3 years to 5 years. That’s over 800 learning activities for your toddler and preschooler at your fingertips! So many ideas you and your child will never be bored again! 

These toddler and preschool lesson plans and activities will definitely keep you and your toddler and preschooler busy playing and learning!

Click here for more information: Play2Learn

Designed for toddlers 18 months and up.

Book: Exciting Sensory Bins for Curious Kids

Did you know I wrote a book of sensory bins? Click here for more information Exciting Sensory Bin for Curious Kids. Or grab your copy at Amazon

Boring afternoons are made exciting with awesome animal-based bins, like Salty Shark Bay or Yarn Farm. Pretend play bins like Birthday Cake Sensory Play or Bubble Tea Party encourage creativity and imagination. And your kids will have so much fun they won’t even know they’re getting smarter with STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) activities like Sink or Float Soup, Magnetic Letter Hunt or Ice Cream Scoop and Count.

Designed for toddlers 18 months and up.

Book: Super STEAM Activity Book for Kids

Learning all about science, technology, engineering, art, and math sets kids up for scholastic success―and it can be so much fun! Watch kids enjoy building STEAM skills as they color friendly fish, help water find its way to tree roots, solve math problems with mazes, and more. 

Find out more and grab your copy here.

Designed for preschoolers 3 years old and up.

Book: Big Book of Riddles for Kids

Riddle me this: What’s an exciting way to practice critical thinking while having a blast? The Big Riddle Book for Kids, of course! From hilarious puns to tough brain teasers, kids can build problem-solving skills with hundreds of riddles tha. t show them how to think outside the box.

  • 350 riddles for kids—Have hours of fun with riddles, puns and jokes, and math and logic puzzles that’ll get their wheels turning!
  • Level up their skills—Riddles get trickier as kids progress through the book, challenging them as they get better at solving puzzles!
  • Double-check their work—Kids can check their answers in the back of the book with a handy answer key.

Help children expand their minds while having fun with this puzzle book for kids!

Designed for kids ages 6 years old and up.

TV Show: Curious Crafting

I’m so excited to share my crafting TV show Curious Crafting which launched in July 2022 on TVOkids and TVOkids YouTube! Season 2 aired in August 2023! My show was also nominated in 2023 for Best Live Action Preschool Series by the Youth Media Alliance Awards of Excellence.

Curious Crafting Season 1 is also now airing in Australia on ABC! Watch it here!

Set in the ultimate crafting space, Curious Crafting is a short form pre-school age series about the joy of making crafts. I lead a rotating cast of adorable little preschoolers (including my own) making magic out of common household objects.

In each episode we transform recycled items into magical crafts like a milk carton school bus, paper bag puppet or cotton pad turtle. The crafters learn and laugh their way through each activity while demonstrating what their young imaginations can create. 

Curious Crafting shares the adventure and joy of making art with takeaway lessons for creating crafts at home.

This show designed for toddlers and preschoolers 2.5 years old and up. 

The Best Sensory Play Kits for Kids

Play is at the core of learning during the early years and it can take many forms. One of the most important of these is sensory play because it engages all of a child’s senses (taste, touch, smell, sight and hearing) and has a enoumous positive impact on brain development.

Our Sensory Play Kits are some fun and easy ways to keep your child engaged while at the same time using sensory play to nurture their mind!

Shop our ready made play kits here.

Designed for preschoolers 3 years old and up.


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