Pumpkin crafts for kids (and a few pumpkin activities too!)

Autumn is the perfect time of year for trying out a few new Pumpkin Crafts for Kids! Whether you are looking for fun pumpkin activities, tasty pumpkin themed treats or easy pumpkin crafts for preschoolers, we have it all covered in this list of pumpkin crafts and activities for kids. 

Pumpkin crafts for kids and a few pumpkin activities too! Lots of pumpkin activities for preschoolers to enjoy this Autumn

If you love autumn crafts, Halloween activities or Thanksgiving ideas you are going to love some of the pumpkin crafts and activities in the list below!

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Today we are lucky enough to have Kate from 'Crafts On Sea' here to share some of her favourite pumpkin crafts for kids with us. She has some amazing crafts for toddlers and preschoolers on her blog so do head over and have a browse! Over to Kate....

Many thanks to Louise for letting me share some fun pumpkin crafts and activities with you today. I’ve gone through some of my favourites from both our blogs as well as some of my other favourite bloggers - hopefully it will give you some inspiration for some new pumpkin themed activities to try with your kids this year.

Pumpkin Crafts for Kids

Pumpkins make a great subject as they’re good for so many themes - Halloween of course but also thanksgiving and harvest, this is a post that hopefully you’ll be able to return to again for more fun ideas! If you like the activities I’ve shared to day make sure that you bookmark this page or pin an image so that you have these ideas to hand when you need them.

Colour Mixing Pumpkin

This colour mixing pumpkin is a great way to teach kids how to make the colour orange and you can use it to practice mark making or forming letters too. 

colour mixing pumpkin activity for kids

Paper Plate Pumpkin Pie

For a craft that’s perfect for Thanksgiving this paper plate pumpkin pie is a good way to get kids to think about what they’re thankful for. 

Paper plate pumpkin pie craft

Stained Glass Pumpkin Suncatcher

This stained glass pumpkin suncatcher is one of my kids favourite crafts and you can check out a little video to see how we made it.  

Stained Glass Pumpkin Suncatcher Craft

Recycled Halloween Suncatchers

Have a rummage through your recycling and see if you can find all the things you need to make a cute suncatcher. The Jack O’Lantern in these recycled Halloween suncatchers looks pretty cute.

Jack o lantern pumpkin suncatcher craft for kids

Puffy paint Pumpkins

These puffy paint pumpkins are surprisingly easy to make and kids will love the cool 3D effect of the paint. 

Puffy paint pumpkin craft for kids

Playdough Pumpkins

Another fun way for toddlers or preschoolers to make an easy pumpkin craft is to use playdough! How fun is this playdough pumpkin activity. 

playdough pumpkin activity for kids

Pumpkin Slime 

This pumpkin slime is really easy to make and has pumpkin seeds in it too, plus the colour looks fantastic! 

pumpkin slime

Dyed Pumpkin Seeds

Follow our easy How to Dye Pumpkin Seeds tutorial to dye your own pumpkin seeds and then check out some of our fun pumpkin seed activity ideas. 

Dyed pumpkin seed crafts for kids

Pumpkin Sensory Bag

Don't leave out babies and toddlers! These pumpkin sensory bags are perfect for getting the youngest of children involved in some fun pumpkin activities. 

Pumpkin sensory bag activity for babies

Paper Plate Pumpkins 

Paper plate crafts are always good (I know we always keep some plates on standby!) and these paper plate pumpkins are great for teaching colour mixing.

paper plate pumpkin craft

Black Glue Pumpkin Craft 

For slightly older children try this realistic looking pumpkin craft made from black glue and watercolours. We even have a pumpkin template that you can use to keep this black glue pumpkin craft really simple. 

black glue pumpkin craft for kids

Jack O lantern Tangerines

All little artists need a snack and of course we need a pumpkin based one! These Jack O’Lantern tangerines are really easy to make and a great way to encourage healthy eating too. 

Jack o lantern tangerines pumpkin activity for kids

Mini Pumpkin Pizzas

I’m a bit in love with these mini pumpkin pizzas and I know my kids will be too! Kids will have so much fun designing their own jack o lantern faces. 

Mini pumpkin pizza activity for kids

Pumpkin Handprint Card

This pumpkin handprint card is simple enough for kids to make but would make a lovely keepsake too. 

pumpkin handprint craft for kids

Pumpkin Life Cycle

If you are interested in finding out a little more about real pumpkins check out this pumpkin life cycle pack

pumpkin life cycle activities for kids

Pumpkin Tracing Cards

Here is another fun printable for little learners. These pumpkin alphabet tracing cards can be used as part of a pumpkin craft or activity or as flashcards. 

pumpkin tracing activity for kids

So which of these fun pumpkin crafts for kids are you going to try first? I love all of these pumpkin activities for preschoolers and toddlers as well as older kids and I hope you do too!? Have fun! 

Pumpkin crafts for kids and a few pumpkin activities too! Lots of pumpkin activities for preschoolers to enjoy this Autumn

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