Scribble Yarn Pumpkin Craft for Kids

As the days grow shorter and the nights eerily longer, it’s time to brew up some crafty magic. Halloween is not just about costumes and candy; it’s also the perfect excuse to let loose our imaginative spirits. This year, we’re weaving a web of creativity with an irresistibly unique project: the Scribble Yarn Pumpkin! But why stop there? We’re also unraveling a few more spooky yarn crafts to elevate your Halloween décor game. Whether you’re a knitting newbie or a yarn Yoda, these crafts promise a spook-tacular time. Let’s get those hands busy and conjure up some Halloween charm!

Material

  • Yarn (in hues of orange, white, and purple)
  • Halloween shape outlines (pumpkin, bat, ghost, or any spooky figure of choice!)
  • Parchment
  • Bowl
  • White glue
  • Water
  • Scissors
  • Popsicle stick
  • Black and white construction paper
  • Googly eyes

Step-by-Step Instructions

  1. Choose Your Spooky Shape: Select a Halloween figure like a pumpkin, ghost, or bat, and draw or trace it onto your parchment or wax paper.
  2. Prepare the Yarn Bath: Mix equal parts of white glue and water in a bowl and immerse your yarn, using a popsicle stick to ensure every strand gets a good soak.
  1. Lay and Play: Start to lay the gluey yarn within the drawn shape on your parchment paper, letting it loop and twirl playfully to create a scribbly effect. Remember, there are no rules in the world of scribbles except that you want the yarn to be touching so that when it dries it hold together.
  1. Facial Expressions Coming to Life: Once you are done, from your construction paper, cut out eyes and mouths, placing them gently onto your yarn creatures. If it’s a bat, don’t forget those white triangular fangs and googly eyes!
  1. Drying Time: Allow your bewitching creatures to dry thoroughly for 12-24 hours. (maybe more if you used lots of glue.
  2. Peel and Reveal: Gently peel your now dry yarn shapes off the paper.
  1. Hang Them High: Attach another piece of yarn to your creation, finding the perfect spot to let them flutter and swing in your festive space!

Tips for Success

  • Twirls and Whirls: Encourage your child to create loops and twirls with the yarn, enhancing the scribbly, playful appearance of their creature. But this is also so that the yarn character stays together once it is dry and removed from the paper.
  • Steady Hands: Ensure all facial features and embellishments are pressed gently but firmly onto the wet yarn, ensuring they stick as it dries.
  • Peeling Patience: Ensure the yarn is completely dry before attempting to peel it off, safeguarding against any breaks.
  • Length of yarn: Ideally you should use one super long piece of yarn to create this craft. This is possible for older kids who can untangle the gluey yarn as it comes out of the glue. But for younger child, the longer you cut the yarn the more likely it will get tangled as your child bring it out of the glue and twirls it on the parchment paper. I would opt for medium length pieces of yarn about arms length. Cut several strands and place them into the glue one at a time that way they won’t get tangled and perhaps cause frustration your child. Just be shre that they are touching each other when you are finished so that wonce dry the pumpkin stay together.
  • Size: Make the pumpkins smaller for younger children (under 6) so that shorter length of yarn can be used.

Skills Learned

  • Fine Motor Skills: Maneuvering the yarn and placing the tiny facial features enhances fine motor control.
  • Creativity and Imagination: Selecting colors and deciding on the expressions of their creatures fuels their creative thought process.
  • Patience: The waiting period for drying teaches the little ones a bit about anticipation and patience.
  • Sensory Exploration: The tactile experience of the gooey yarn provides a wonderful sensory exploration.

With playful yarn creatures now fluttering around your home, there’s a dash of your child’s creativity embellishing every nook and cranny. As they twirl gently, casting playful shadows, they whisper stories of a little artist’s adventure into the magical world of crafting. May your Halloween be as enchanting and imaginative as these scribbly, adorable creatures!

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 

Easy.

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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.

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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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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.

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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!

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Scribble Yarn Pumpkin Craft for Kids

Materials

  • Yarn (in hues of orange, white, and purple)
  • Halloween shape outlines (pumpkin, bat, ghost, or any spooky figure of choice!)
  • Parchment paper
  • Bowl
  • White glue
  • Water
  • Scissors
  • Popsicle stick
  • Black and white construction paper
  • Googly eyes

Instructions

  • Yarn (in hues of orange, white, and purple)Halloween shape outlines (pumpkin, bat, ghost, or any spooky figure of choice!)ParchmentBowlWhite glueWaterScissorsPopsicle stickBlack and white construction paperGoogly eyes

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