It might not actually be Halloween quite yet, but that doesn’t mean that we aren’t already in the full swing of fall by now! It is, after all, our absolute favourite season. Our kids are huge fans of fall as well and one of the most enjoyable ways we’ve found to celebrate the things we love together is through crafting. That’s why we’ve been keeping an eye out for pumpkin themed kids’ crafts lately! Pumpkins are just one of the best parts of the season, as far as our household is concerned.
Do you love the idea of discovering a few new pumpkin themed crafts that are kid-friendly just as much as we do, if not more? Here are 15 of the very best ideas, designs, and tutorials that we’ve come across so far in our search for inspiration and guidance.
1. 3D tangled pumpkin
Have you always been an avid knitter or crochet enthusiast, so your household often has a decent stash of colourful yarn ends left over from projects you’ve made before? Those are the perfect supplies to use on a crafternoon with your kids! We’re currently totally obsessed with the way I Can Teach My Child used some orange yarn to make an adorably tangled looking pumpkin that sits up, like an actual 3D pumpkin, thanks to the way it’s wrapped around some stuffing.
2. Beaded pipe cleaner pumpkin craft
Do you love the idea of making a little 3D pumpkin that can stand up on it’s own but you’re just not sure that working with yarn and fluff is quite the direction you want to go in? Maybe you’re just hoping to get crafty with easy supplies you already have in your stash but yarn isn’t one of them. Well, if you’ve got plastic beads and pipe cleaners then you’ve got just about everything you need to make this cute little hollow standing pumpkin outlined step by step on Glue Sticks & Gumdrops!
3. Stained glass pumpkin sun catchers
If you’ve never tried making sun catchers with your kids before than we’re sorry to tell you that you’ve been missing out on something very fun indeed! We love the way Crafts on Sea made this super fun pumpkin version of the classic kids’ sun catcher craft by using tissue paper for some colour, wax paper as the base “glass”, and construction paper as the frame to make the outlining orange pumpkin shape.
4. Coloured glitter pasta pumpkins
Just like we said with the stained glass project, if you’ve never tried crafting with your kids using dried pasta noodles then you’re missing out on another kids’ classic! We love the way Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas not only made the shape of a pumpkin on paper with their noodles, but also painted them orange and even added a little bit of glitter to really make things exciting.