Pumkin Templates

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Oh, pumpkin season, how we’ve missed you! It’s that special time of the year when the humble pumpkin gets to be the star in a myriad of crafts, adding that cozy autumn vibe to our homes and hearts. But what if we told you that you don’t need to wait for the pumpkin patch visit to bring home the perfect pumpkin? That’s right! Our versatile pumpkin templates are here to kickstart the festivities a bit early this year. Whether you’re a craft wizard or just starting out, there’s a pumpkin waiting to take shape through your creativity. Let’s explore some delightful craft ideas you can conjure up with a simple pumpkin template.


Pumpkin Craft Ideas

Pumpkin Story Stones

Story stones are a fantastic way to ignite young imaginations. Use the pumpkin templates to create vibrant story stones. Paint or draw different expressions on each one – happy, sad, surprised, or sleepy, and let your child weave tales around the pumpkin characters, promoting narrative thinking and linguistic skills.

Pumpkin Garland

String up the festive spirit in your home with a pumpkin garland. Color and cut out various pumpkin templates, punch holes on either side, and thread a beautiful ribbon or yarn through them. Hang it across your living room and watch the space transform with a splash of fall colors.

Kindness Pumpkins

Encourage a spirit of generosity and warmth this season by creating kindness pumpkins. Have your kids write down kind deeds or warm wishes on the back of colored pumpkin templates. Then, place these kindness pumpkins in different corners of your home to discover and carry out the kind acts noted on them throughout the season.

Pumpkin Lanterns

Bring a gentle glow to your autumn evenings with pumpkin lanterns. Use the templates to craft paper lanterns, cutting out the eyes, nose, and mouth of a jack-o’-lantern. Insert a battery-operated tea light, and voila, you have a set of adorable pumpkin lanterns to adorn your space.

Pumpkin Suncatchers

Light up your windows with the delightful colors of fall using pumpkin suncatchers. Utilize the pumpkin templates to cut shapes out of contact paper. Let your little ones decorate them with tissue paper pieces, capturing the different hues of autumn. Once ready, stick them onto windows and watch the sun play beautifully through the vibrant colors.

Tips for Crafting with Pumpkin Templates

  • Versatility is Key: Feel free to resize the templates to suit different crafts. A larger template works wonders for a lantern, while smaller ones are perfect for garlands.
  • Material Matters: Explore different materials like card stock, construction paper, or even fabric to bring a fresh texture to each craft.
  • Personal Touch: Encourage your little crafters to add a personal touch to each pumpkin, be it through colors, additional decorations, or innovative facial expressions for the jack-o’-lanterns.

Pumkin Templates

By delving into crafts centered around pumpkin templates, you not only set the stage for a vibrant celebration of fall but also foster creativity, fine motor skills, and a collaborative spirit in young minds. So grab those scissors, a splash of colors, and let the pumpkin party begin! Remember, the best pumpkin is one filled with love and shared laughter. Let’s create some pumpkin magic together!

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.

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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.

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