Whether we’re picking them, carving them, or enjoying them in our daily lattes, pumpkins are an essential part of the fall experience. Not only are they totally delicious, but they also provide some pretty great crafting experiences, especially when it comes to the little ones. If you’re not ready to give your kiddo free reign to carve their own pumpkin just yet, try introducing them to some of these adorable pumpkin crafts.
1. Pumpkin Apple Stamps
Combining food and art is an amazing way to keep kiddos entertained. Especially when that combination results in this fun, adorable little craft. A few halved apples, some paint, and a bit of childhood creativity are all that’s needed to create these simple stamps, making it a craft that is easy, affordable, and fun for the entire family.
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2. Donut Pumpkins
This pumpkin craft is the epitome of the word cute. Powdered donuts, melted chocolate, and M&M candy seem to be a match made in heaven when it comes to making easy pumpkin eats.
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3. Melted Crayon Pumpkin Decorating
Pumpkin decorating is a fall activity that is as important as buying fluffy sweaters and raking leaves. If you’re looking for a pumpkin decorating idea that is just as cool as it is simple, then this melted crayon activity is perfect for your little ones.
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4. Beaded Pipe Cleaner Pumpkins
Whether your kids decide to wear them as bracelets or hang them from their backpacks, these beaded pipe cleaner pumpkins are the perfect fall accessory for any crafty little one.
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5. Pumpkin Suncatchers
These pumpkin suncatchers are spooky enough to fit perfectly into your fall Halloween decorations and simple enough to be created by any kiddo with free reign of the materials and a little instruction.
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6. Egg Carton Pumpkins
These adorable egg carton pumpkins may not turn out perfect, but your kids will definitely love creating them. Beyond a little bit of prep work on your part, they can even do the full activity with very little help.
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7. Pumpkin Cupcakes
From their sparkly tops to their salty pretzel stems, these pumpkin cupcakes are some of the cutest fall desserts in existence. Filled with delicious pumpkin puree, decorating them is only half the fun.
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8. Easy Paper Pumpkins
Kiddos will love having a hand in making your Fall decor for the home. These paper pumpkins are a simple way to add some of that harvest spirit and serve as a fun afternoon activity. All it takes is some strategic cutting and gluing, cardstock and pipe cleaners. Mix and match paper colors and patterns for an even more fun craft!
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9. Button Pumpkin
There is something so fun about button crafts! The colors, texture and shapes make it such a great craft for young kids because the end result always looks so creative and whimsical. All you need it a rough outline of a pumpkin and colored buttons in orange, brown and green! Wouldn’t these be adorable in a frame, too?
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10. Pumpkin Jar Craft
All this crafts takes is a little painting and gluing! Perfect for your older kids, these jack o’ lantern jars make a great Fall or Halloween decoration and can even be used to store candy! Plus it’s the perfect way to use those small mason jars that you never know what to do with.
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