Pumpkin Window Cling {Halloween Craft}



A pumpkin is the most popular decoration for fall and Halloween.  They are eye-catching and colorful so they look great displayed in a window.  With this Halloween craft, your child will feel so proud to see their own cute pumpkin hanging in the window for all to see.

It is fun to add texture to a craft through ribbon and rick rack. What made creating this window cling extra fun was that my son was able to pull up the ribbons and move them around until he was complete happy with their placement.

Halloween Craft


  • Scissors
  • contact paper
  • orange construction paper
  • odd pieces of ribbon and rick rack in different lengths

You will need to start by cutting out a pumpkin from a piece of orange construction paper.  Once you have cut the outside shape, you can cut out the center portion. We went back and cut out a little on the outside shape and stem until we like the way it looked.

halloween craft

Then trace the pumpkin‘s outline onto a piece of contacts paper. We cut down the contact paper a little bit, but should have left it the same size. Next you will need to peel the back of the contact paper and place it on the pumpkin outline.

window cling

With the sticky side contact paper of facing up you are now ready to start decorating ribbon or rick rack. One of the wonderful things about ribbon and rick rack on contact paper is that it can by pulled off and moved around multiple times. Which is what happened at our house. JDaniel moved ribbons all over the center of the pumpkin until he like the way it looked.

halloween window cling

We used very thin ribbon and rick rack to decorate with. Due to the lack of thickness, JDaniel was able to layer the ribbons and rick rack on the contact paper. I think it gave his Halloween craft a little more of an artsy look.

Creating this pumpkin window cling was a great opportunity to introduce words like horizontal, vertical, and diagonal. JDaniel had objects displayed in each of these directions. We also talked about thick versus thin, smooth versus rough and frayed ends and smooth ends. I love to sneak vocabulary building and other learning concepts into craft times.

Halloween crafts make for great kids activities.  Check out these other fun pumpkin and Halloween craft ideas:

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About Deirdre

Deirdre Smith writes/owns JDaniel4’s Mom. After twenty years as a elementary school and technology resource teacher in Northern Virginia, she became a stay at home mom in upstate South Carolina. Her blog features ways she and her 5 year old are exploring learning, crafting, creating healthy meals and living life to its fullest. Deirdre can also be found on twitter as @jdaniel4smom and on her blog's FB page. You can also check her out on Google+.