Pumpkin crafts for kids are the perfect autumn craft idea! Pumpkin themed arts and crafts will keep little hands busy and minds creative with the colorful pumpkin ideas. We have a collection of our favorite pumpkin crafts that are easy, fun and a breeze to set up at home or in the classroom.

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Let’s make pumpkin crafts!

Easy Pumpkin Crafts for kids

Pumpkins are popping up everywhere! There are so many fun pumpkin crafts and pumpkin art ideas that you can make. Pumpkin activities and crafts are a great way to celebrate fall and the coming of Halloween.

Related: Print these free pumpkin coloring pages

Some of the best conversations I have had with my children have been while crafting. Busy hands = free and open minds. Happy pumpkin crafting!

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Pumpkin Activities for Preschool

So get into a festive fall spirit with you kiddos, and let’s make some easy pumpkin crafts that your kids will proud of!

30 Easy Pumpkin Activities
Let’s get started with some fun pumpkin activities for younger kids…

1. Let’s make a Pumpkin Themed Sensory Bin

No holiday is complete without a themed sensory bin!  We are loving Little Bins Little HandsSimple Fall Harvest Sensory Bin!  

2. Cute Preschool Pumpkin Craft

Nurture Store has a Cute and Easy Pumpkin Craft for preschoolers that teaches and reinforces scissor skills

3. Easy Treat Filled Pumpkin Craft

We love this adorable Pumpkin Craft that you can fill with candy!

4. Make a Yarn Pumpkin with Preschoolers

Glued to My CraftsYarn Pumpkin is a great art project to add to your kids’ pumpkin activities this fall! 

5. Let’s Make Pumpkin Pie Play Dough

Make Edible Pumpkin Pie Play Dough with this tutorial from Coffee Cups and Crayons.

6. Preschool Clean Mud that Smells Like Pumpkin

This Pumpkin Spice Clean Mud from Frogs, Snails, and Puppy Dog Tails looks like a fun sensory activity for kids.

7. Hammer a Pumpkin Activity

Let preschoolers Hammer a Pumpkin in this Montessori inspired kids activity from Living Montessori Now.

8. Preschool Pumpkin Shapes Learning Activities

Teach preschoolers about shapes with Preschool ActivitiesPumpkin Craft Idea for Kids.

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9. Paper Plate Pumpkin Craft

Fantastic Fun and Learning‘s Paper Plate Pumpkin is a cute art project that also doubles as a name recognition activity. This pumpkin activity is also great for fine motor skills and can be adapted for nearly any age crafter.

10. Pumpkin Lacing Activity for Kids

Teach kids numbers and help them sharpen motor skills with I Heart Crafty ThingsPreschool Pumpkin Lacing Activity. It even comes with a free printable

11. Wrap Pumpkins!

Dress your Halloween candy or goodies in Buggy and Buddy‘s Pumpkin Perfect Wrapping. A little tissue paper, an empty TP roll, and a green pipe cleaner is all you need. 

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Let’s paint rocks to look like jack o lanterns!

12. Make Painted Pumpkin Rocks

Fun and easy painted pumpkin rocks are perfect for homemade games, story telling, counting, and open-ended play! Then use your rocks for a pumpkin math game!

13. Pumpkin Finger Play Craft

Check out this “Five Little Pumpkins” Finger Play pumpkin activity for kids, from The Homespun Hydrangea.

Favorite Pumpkin Craft Ideas for older kids

14. Pumpkin Owl Craft

Let your kids make this Owl Pumpkin Centerpiece, from Real Simple. They’ll be so proud to show it off!

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Make a pumpkin out of a worn-out book.

15. Make a Book Pumpkin Craft

Upcycle an old book into a book pumpkin. This idea is so fun and different! This is a little more challenging craft and is great for Kindergartners and Beyond

16. Let’s Make a Beaded Pumpkin

Make Glue Sticks and Gum Drops‘ adorable Beaded Pumpkin Craft with your kids, for fun fall activity!

Pumpkin Crafts for kids of all ages

17. Create Pumpkin Treat Cups

Are you looking for a fun and festive treat for your child’s school party? DIY these Pumpkin Treat Cups


18. Make Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Nothing says “fall” or “Halloween” like Roasted Pumpkin Seeds!

19. Play with Homemade Pumpkin Salt Dough

Create a Halloween garland from Edventures with KidsPumpkin Salt-Dough. Design your ornaments, and after they dry, you can paint them and hang them in your home. 

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Oh the fun with toddler pumpkin activities!

Pumpkin Activities for Preschool and Toddlers

20. Paper Plate Pumpkin Craft

The Simple Parent has the easiest Paper Plate Pumpkin Craft that you can make with your kids.

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Let’s make stamp art that looks like pumpkins!

21. Pumpkin Art for Toddlers

Use an apple as a stamp to make Pumpkin Art with kids, with this brilliant idea from Frugal Mom Eh!

22. Felt Pumpkin Play

Make this Felt Pumpkin, from Teach Beside Me. With extra face pieces, your kids can create the pumpkin face that matches each card. This even has a free printable to go along with it! 

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Let’s make a pumpkin craft with puzzle pieces!

23. Make a Puzzle Piece Pumpkin

If you’re anything like me, then you have dozens of random puzzle pieces hanging around. Time to a make Bargain Briana‘s Puzzle Pumpkin Decoration with the kids. This would make the sweetest DIY fall gift!

24. Talk About Emotions with the Feelings Paper Plate Pumpkin

Help kids recognize emotions with this Easy Paper Plate Feelings Pumpkin.

25. Construction Paper Pumpkin Craft

Not in the mood for pumpkin carving? How about creating this Construction Paper Pumpkin from Fun Littles, and decorating the construction paper with googly eyes and markers, instead! A fun way to change it up is to cut an egg carton, and use the bottom as eyes. 

More Pumpkin Inspired Ideas for Kids

26. Pumpkin Game

Play Tic-Tac-Toe with Pumpkins in this toddler-approved pumpkin activity. Head on over to Toddler Approved for the tutorial!

27. Pumpkin Pie Playdough Recipe

The next time you bake a pumpkin pie, whip up a batch of this Pumpkin Pie Play Dough to play with, while you wait for your treat to bake! 

28. Make a Pumpkin Handprint

This “Your Little Pumpkin” handprint card from Frugal Fun 4 Boys makes such a cute keepsake.

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Let’s read about the Great Pumpkin!

29. Read a Pumpkin Book!

My kids also love it when I read them books about pumpkins when they are fall crafting. One of their favorites is, It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown! 

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Which of the easy pumpkin activities for kids are you going to try first? What is your kids favorite pumpkin themed activity?

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