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Fun Ways to Decorate Pumpkins
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My preschoolers love to play with and decorate pumpkins. It is our fall family tradition, and it seems we are not alone in that! Decorating pumpkins is such a fun kids activity, so let your kids use their creativity with these decorate pumpkin ideas.
Easy Pumpkin Crafts for Kids
- Learn how to make a Crepe Paper Pumpkin with this cool tutorial!
- Use gauze to create a Pumpkin Mummy with this fun and easy idea from Hands On As We Grow.
- Here’s a great craft that allows you to Upcycle an Old Book Into a Pumpkin.
- Embellish pumpkins with these No-Carve Pumpkin Decorating Tips by TinkerLab.
Halloween Pumpkin Crafts for Kids
- Painting Pumpkins is a fun way to decorate that is perfect for when you might not have the time needed to carve! Check out La La’s Daycare for tons of ideas!
- DIY Cinnamon Stick and Felt Pumpkin Ornaments aren’t just fun to make, they also make the house smell amazing!
- Help your kids Tell a Story with Your Pumpkins with this craft from Mermaids Making.
- Check out this Mini Pumpkin Printable Craft!
- This Salt Dough Pumpkin Handprint Keepsake is a wonderful gift to give!
Pumpkin Activities for Kids
- This DIY Pumpkin Cup Stacking Game is a great pumpkin activity for younger kids.
- Easy Paper Plate Feelings Pumpkins are great for helping kids expressing their emotions.
- We are loving Fireflies and Mudpies No-Carve Nature Pumpkins! Decorate with natural pieces from your own yard, like leaves, twigs, acorns, and pinecones.
- Turn that empty Cereal Box Into a Pumpkin!
- Teach Preschool‘s Pumpkin Exploration Cups are so fun to make, and play with!
- Make Jack-O-Lanterns out of construction paper, with this tutorial from Happy Hooligans.
- Create Halloween Suncatchers out of glue and buttons with this idea from Let Kids Create!
The Best Pumpkin Carving and Decorating Tools
I don’t know about you, but I feel overwhelmed when I walk through the aisles of Halloween decorations and pumpkin carving supplies! Here are some of our favorite items that have worked well over the years.
Pumpkin carving is tough if you don’t have a good pumpkin carving knife. We especially love this one for the difficult cuts, like eyes and teeth! One of these pumpkin carving sets is nice, too because it comes with everything you need! It even comes with a carrying bag, for storage.
When I was a kid, we used to place tea lights inside our jack-o-lanterns. This isn’t the safest lighting method, though. Luckily, there are better options now! You can use basic battery-operated tea lights, but I prefer using these pumpkin lights, because they are brighter. They also come with a remote control!
We are so excited to try these fun pumpkin teeth this year! Carving teeth is the bane of my Halloween existence, so these should save the day!
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What is your family’s favorite Halloween activity? Comment below!