October rolls in and we all start thinking of pumpkins don’t we! Pumpkins are fun for the whole family whether it’s for a Halloween pumpkin craft, a pumpkin painting art activity or for some tasty eating! Today I’m sharing an Easy Peasy Pumpkin Craft that’s perfect for toddlers and preschoolers.
Kids can enjoy decorating their easy peasy pumpkin craft with all sorts of fun cheeky faces. It’s certainly a whole lot easier than trying to carve a real pumpkin! When they’re done these characterful pumpkin faces make great Halloween decorations. I love to hang them in the windows as Halloween sun catchers. Such fun!
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This Easy Peasy Pumpkin Craft is quick and easy to set up and super frugal too because it uses recycled yoghurt pot lids as its base! I always feel good when I can re-use trash creatively don’t you?
Before you get started you might want to see some of our other favourite Halloween crafts here too. Such as:
Easy Peasy Pumpkin Craft Materials
- White Glue US / UK
- Black Sharpie US / UK
- Orange Tissue Paper US / UK
- Large Transparent Yoghurt Pot Lids (or similar)
- Green Organza Ribbon US / UK
How To Make Cheeky Halloween Pumpkin Decorations
To make your round orange pumpkin shape start by painting the top of the plastic yoghurt pot lids with white glue like Elmer’s. If it’s too thick for little hands to spread you can always water it down a little.
I love to use transparent plastic lids because they let some light through and I can use the pumpkin craft as a Halloween suncatcher. If you don’t have any transparent lids you could always use any other type of plastic lid or even metal jar lids . They’ll still make great Halloween decorations but they won’t have the transparent quality if you hang them in a window.
Next, cut a piece of bright orange tissue paper big enough to wrap around both sides the plastic lid. (As if you needed to wrap it as a gift.)
Put your glued plastic lid, glue side down, in the middle of the tissue paper. Apply more white glue to the underside of your plastic lid. (Now facing up.)
Once your round orange pumpkin shapes are dry it’s time to draw on those cheeky Halloween faces!
Kids can have so much fun drawing on the faces on their pumpkin craft. It’s so much easier than trying to carve real pumpkins, and certainly much safer for little hands! Scary, happy, sad, funny…anything goes for Halloween pumpkin decorating!
Finally finish off your pumpkin craft by making leaves and a stalk to go on the top. This is really simple to do by cutting a length of green organza ribbon big enough to make a loop a couple of inches longer than you actually need.
Fold the ribbon in half and glue it together in one spot an inch or so in from the ribbon ends. Spread the ribbon ends out on the top of your pumpkin craft to act as pumpkin leaves and glue it into place. The ribbon loop becomes the pumpkin stalk and can be used to hang the pumpkin up as part of your Halloween decoration. I like to use UHU glue to fix the ribbon in place because it dries clear and quickly.
Kids will certainly love to make and hang their pumpkin craft for Halloween. Who can resist those cheeky faced designs!
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