Pom Pom Painted Pumpkin Craft for Toddlers

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INSIDE: Pom Pom Painted Pumpkin Craft is a creative and simple pumpkin craft for toddlers and preschool. Super easy to set up and a great way to keep them busy this Halloween!

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It’s that time of the year when you see pumpkins everywhere! I for one love this season and wish that I could set up a pumpkin (or two) on my front porch October 1st! But I live across from a park with lots of trees and know that within a week my beautiful pumpkin would be half eaten by squirrels. So instead we craft!

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How to Set Up Pom Pom Painted Pumpkin Craft

Grab a white paper plate, an orange pom pom and clothes pin. Attach clothes pin to the pom pom to make painting with it easier. Grab a bowl or another paper plate and add some washable orange paint to it.

Invite your child to dip the Pom Pom in the paint and then dab it all over the paper plate until it is covered in orange.

Cut out eyes, nose and mouth for your jack-o-lantern. Invite your child to stick them on the pumpkin while the paint is wet and you will not need glue. Set your jack-o-lantern aside to dry. If you are doing this activity with an older child invite them to cut out the shapes!

Once dry take a single hole punch and punch hole at the at of the jack-o-lantern. Invite your child to slide a green pipe cleaner through and then twist and curl it with a pencil or their finger.

Age Suitability

This activity is good for kids 2 years and up. My kids are 3.5, 3.5, and 7 year old.

Supplies for Pom Pom Painted Pumpkin Craft

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  • Paper plates
  • Orange pom pom
  • Clothes Pin
  • Orange washable paint
  • Black construction paper
  • Green pipe cleaner
  • Single hole punch

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