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15 Easy Pumpkin Crafts for Toddlers and Preschoolers

When it comes to the fall season that means pumpkin everything including crafts with our toddlers! You can easily use this collection of pumpkin craft ideas for those who are 2 and 3 years old throughout the fall including Thanksgiving. 

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Most of these pumpkin activities are really easy which means the supplies are simple and they do not take much time. If you are a homeschool mom or preschool teacher, be sure to save these ideas for later!

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Enjoy our list of the Best Pumpkin Craft Ideas for Toddlers!

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Pumpkin Patch Craft

It’s a little odd that this is a pumpkin craft, but you are going to use apples to make the shape. But they do look exactly like pumpkins when you are finished.

All you will need is some orange and green paint along with a sheet of paper. 

painted pumpkin patch on paper

Paper Towel Tube Pumpkin Craft For Toddlers

Reusing household items is one of my favorites because you don’t have to purchase the supplies and they aren’t just going to waste. You can also use toilet paper rolls to make these pumpkins.

Once you paint them orange, you slice the tube and fit the pieces inside of each other to make a pumpkin. Tie on the pipe cleaner for the stem and you are done!

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Easy Mummy Pumpkin For Halloween

Be sure to check your local dollar stores early in the season to find the styrofoam pumpkins. If you can’t find them there, I’m sure Amazon will have something similar.

Toddlers will paint the pumpkins white and cover them in gauze for a mummy look. This is a great no carve pumpkin idea! 

Mummy Pumpkin Pin

How to Create Recycled Tin Can Pumpkins for Autumn

Save your tin cans and the lids for these cut pumpkins. Paint each of them white first so when you apply the orange coat the color really pops!

The tutorial lists knobs from the craft store to make the tops, but you could also use wine corks instead if it saves you a trip. Once you are done, tie some ribbon around the top and they are ready to display! 

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Easy Pumpkin Craft with Popsicle Sticks

Let the little ones paint the sticks orange for the pumpkin and one stick green for stem. Mom you will have to hot glue these together just as a safety precaution.

You can let them decorate them or make a face using pipe cleaners or markers if you have the time.

pumpkin craft with popsicle sticks

Glowing Jack-o’-Lantern Craft for Kids

Precut the orange tissue paper so toddlers so stick it to the Mod Podge. Then cut the pumpkin face out of black construction paper. Once you have it assembled on the plastic cup, you’ll make the stem.

Once night falls, turn on the electric tea light candle and watch them glow! This is probably the kid’s favorite part! 

Jack o lantern kids craft

Easy Paper Plate Pumpkin Craft for Halloween

Have the tots color the paper plate with an orange marker. You could also let them paint it if you wanted. Use the free template to cut out the face.

Glue it on, then wrap the thin green pieces of paper around a pencil to get a curly-cue for the stem. For these to be so easy they sure are cute! 

easy and quick paper plate pumpkin

Tissue Paper Pumpkin Craft

I love tissue paper crafts! This one will keep the 2-year-olds busy for quite a while. They will pinch together the tissue paper and glue it to the pumpkin template to make the cutest little craft.

Once they are finished, hang them on the fridge to show them off!

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Pom Pom Painted Pumpkin Patch Craft

This craft is super easy to make and cheap! Print out the pumpkin patch template then let the kids go to town painting by attaching the pom-pom to the clothespin.

This will act as the paintbrush but seems much more fun! Use a marker to add the stems or jack o lantern faces if you wish! 

Easy Pumpkin Sun Catcher for Toddlers

Use coffee filters and orange watercolor to make these autumn pumpkin suncatchers. While you can paint the coffee filter, this tutorial is getting a little more creative!

She puts everything in a salad spinner, which makes this craft super easy and great for when you don’t have much time. 

Little Pumpkin Kid’s Handprint Fall Cards

This would be a fun keepsake to hold on to or as a gift to a family member. You only need paint and paper.

Inside write a personalized message or keep it as one sheet if you just want to display it when you are finished. 

Preschool Pumpkin Craft

Pre-cut the pumpkins and pour a little glue into a shallow bowl. Let toddlers dip the pom-poms in and past them on to make a fluffy 3D pumpkin!

If you don’t want to fool with the glue, you can cut out a piece of contact paper and attach it to the template with the sticky side up. Then all they have to do is just stick the pom poms on.

Preschool Pumpkin Craft

Easy Paper Bag Pumpkin Craft

Stuff a few paper sacks with newspaper or tissue paper then the little ones will use a sponge brush to paint the outside orange.

Twist the top up and secure it with a pipe cleaner for the stem of the pumpkin. 

Easy Paper Bag Pumpkin Craft for Kids to Make

Parts of a Pumpkin Craft

This one incorporates a little learning which I love! It would be great just before carving pumpkins too. Kids will get to make a pumpkin but learn all about the inside, the seeds, and have fun making the craft.

There are also a few worksheets that would be appropriate for kindergartners, so great if you have children of different ages that are crafting together. 

Sneak in some fun pumpkin science this October with a super cute and fun-to-make Parts of a Pumpkin Craft.  This pumpkin craft is easy to make with toddler, preschool, pre k, kindergarten, and first grade students. Plus it includes a pumpkin science worksheets perfect for making learning fun this fall.

Paper Plate Pumpkin Tambourine Shakers

Not only will the crafting portion keep kiddos busy, but once they are finished they can make a little music to stay entertained! You’ll need plates, paint, beans, tape, some paper, and glue or a stapler. 

When the fall season is ahead, you can’t help but think about pumpkins. Use these craft ideas through the month of November for easy ideas to keep the kids busy! Don’t forget you can always paint and carve them as a family-friendly activity.


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