DIY Five Little Pumpkin Blow-Up Craft

The fall season paints the world in a golden hue, with pumpkins being the undisputed stars of the show! While pumpkin pies and lattes might be the talk of the town for grown-ups, we’ve got a pumpkin trick up our sleeves for the kiddos. Let’s bring the timeless rhyme “Five Little Pumpkins” off the pages and into the realm of tactile fun. Introducing the DIY Five Little Pumpkin Blow-Up Craft – where pumpkins are more than just decorations; they’re delightful little characters ready to rise and shine with just a puff of air!

Crafty Tips

  • Sing Along: As you blow and the glove inflates, sing the “Five Little Pumpkins” rhyme. Each puff can represent a verse, making it an interactive story session.
  • Decoration Delight: Allow your preschooler to decorate the plastic cup with additional stickers or drawings, making it their personalized pumpkin patch.
  • Safety Spotlight: Always supervise the little ones while playing to ensure they use the straw safely.

Skills Blossoming in This Craft

This isn’t just a charming activity; it’s a pumpkin patch of learning:

  • Breath Control: The act of blowing helps kids practice breath control and lung strength.
  • Fine Motor Skills: Placing stickers or sticking paper pumpkins refines those tiny hand movements.
  • Rhythmic Reading: Singing along with the rhyme introduces kids to rhythm and sequencing in stories.
  • Creative Expression: Designing and personalizing their pumpkin stage allows a child’s creativity to flourish.

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DIY Five Little Pumpkin Blow-Up Craft

Materials Needed

  • Plastic cup
  • Scissors
  • Plastic glove
  • Pumpkin stickers OR orange and green construction paper
  • If using construction paper: double-sided tape
  • Bendy Straw
  • Tape

Crafting DIY Five Little Pumpkin Blow-Up

  1. Pumpkin Prepping: If you have pumpkin stickers, simply stick five of them on each finger of the plastic glove. No stickers? No worries, you can craft them using construction paper. Cut out five small pumpkin shapes from the orange paper and add tiny stems from the green. Stick one to each finger using double-sided tape.
  1. Airy Adventures: Cut a small slit on the side of the plastic cup with scissors, large enough to slide the end of a straw through and fit snuggly. This is where the straw will go in.
  1. Glove Magic: Attach the glove over the opening of the plastic cup using tape to secure it and to prevent air from escaping. The cup should be airtight.
  2. Let the Show Begin: Gently stuff the glove with the pumpkins into the cup. Then blowing into the straw, and watch as the glove inflates, making it seem like the pumpkins are rising!

Troubleshooting the DIY Five Little Pumpkin Blow-Up Craft

Make sure that there are no holes in glove or ways for airs to escape under the tape or the hole where the straw is. Don’t blow too hard, depending on how strong your glove it blowing too hard can pop up.

Glove Doesn’t Inflate Properly:

  • Issue: You blow through the straw, but the glove remains limp.
  • Solution: Ensure that the glove is securely and airtightly taped to the cup. Any gaps or loose areas might be allowing the air to escape.

Pumpkin Stickers Sticking to the Gloves :

  • Issue: You blow through the straw, but the stickers are preventing the glove from inflating.
  • Solution: Make sure no part of the back of the stickers is exposed. Place paper over any exposed sticky backing of the sticker so that it doesnt stick to the glove.

So, this fall, let’s give those pumpkins a stage, a song, and a spotlight. The DIY Five Little Pumpkin Blow-Up Craft is not just about crafting; it’s about merging stories, songs, and hands-on fun. As the pumpkins rise, so will the giggles and memories, making this a fall favorite for years to come!

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 

Medium.

Toddler and Preschooler Curriculums, Books & TV Show!

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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.

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

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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

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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.

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DIY Five Little Pumpkin Blow-Up Craft

Materials

  • Plastic cup
  • Scissors
  • Plastic glove
  • Pumpkin stickers OR orange and green construction paper. If using construction paper: double-sided tape
  • Straw
  • Tape

Instructions

  • If you have pumpkin stickers, simply stick five of them on each finger of the plastic glove. No stickers? No worries, you can craft them using construction paper. Cut out five small pumpkin shapes from the orange paper and add tiny stems from the green. Stick one to each finger using double-sided tape.
  • Cut a small slit on the side of the plastic cup with scissors, large enough to slide the end of a straw through and fit snuggly. This is where the straw will go in.
  • Attach the glove over the opening of the plastic cup using tape to secure it and to prevent air from escaping. The cup should be airtight.
  • Gently stuff the glove with the pumpkins into the cup. Then blowing into the straw, and watch as the glove inflates, making it seem like the pumpkins are rising!

WILL YOU SET UP THIS FIVE LITTLE PUMPKINS BLOW UP CRAFT? PIN IT FOR LATER!

DIY Five Little Pumpkin Blow-Up Craft

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