As the leaves begin to fall and the weather gets cooler, it’s time to start thinking about fall crafts!
One of the best things about fall is all of the fun, hands-on projects you can do with your kids. And what could be more fun than making a pumpkin?
This popsicle stick pumpkin craft is perfect for kids of all ages and is a great way to let their inner artist shine. Plus, it’s a great way to get them into the fall spirit! So grab some popsicle sticks and some paint, and get started!
Also, browse through all of our fun pumpkin crafts for kids for more engaging ideas.
Pumpkin Craft With Popsicle Sticks
- Popsicle sticks
- Permanent glue dots
- Colored cardstock
- Black marker (optional)
- Pumpkin template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you)
Download the pumpkin template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
Line up 11 popsicle sticks together. Take 3 additional popsicle sticks and stretch 2 glue dots along each of them. Glue each of these popsicle sticks to the group of 11, one on top, in the middle, and on the bottom.
Paint the popsicle sticks in 1-2 thin coats of orange paint. Let it dry completely before moving on.
First, take the eyes and glue them near the middle, one on each side.
Create the mouth by gluing the tongue to the bottom of the mouth. Cut off any excess paper that hangs beneath the mouth.
Glue the completed mouth below the eyes, in the middle of the pumpkin.
Next, place the cheeks on either side of the mouth and glue them in place.
Use a black marker to draw on the eyebrows above the pumpkin’s eyes.
Position the stem and the top and middle of the pumpkin and glue it in place.
Take the vine piece and wrap it around your finger to curl the paper. Place glue on one end of it and glue it to the side of the stem.
That’s it! We think this is a great fall craft idea for kids that they’ll really enjoy making!
Fun Fall Ideas For Kids
This fall, keep your kids entertained and engaged with these fun indoor fall crafts, printables, and activities.
From fall-themed worksheets to fall crafts and more, there’s something for everyone. And best of all, these activities are educational as well as hands-on and screen-free. So not only will your kids be having fun, but they’ll also be learning and using their imaginations.
So dive into fall with these fun indoor activities. Your kids will love them!
Kids’ Books About Fall
Reading aloud to your kids is one of the best things you can do for their development. When you read to them, they learn about language and how to put thoughts into words. They learn new vocabulary and how to use it in context.
Try adding in some of these engaging fall books for kids:
So next time you’re looking for some fun storytime activities with your little one, grab a book from your shelf and read to them! Below are some of the top fall-themed books for kids.
There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Leaves: The mischievous old lady swallowed a handful of leaves! Her tummy started to rumble. So she swallowed some more items. Then even more. But as her stomach grew full, the leaves began to poke out through her mouth… when suddenly – poofffff! – it turned into a scarecrow!
Pete The Cat Falling For Autumn: Pete is not a fan of fall. But he decides to do some detective work and finds out that there are lots of things about this season he loves, like corn mazes, hayrides, wearing scarves, and apple picking! This story helps kids learn that even though they might not love every season of the year, there are still good parts to each one.
We’re Going On A Leaf Hunt: The seasons are changing, the days getting are shorter, and children everywhere are starting to make plans for their favorite outdoor adventures – and what could be more fun than a Leaf Hunt?!
Fall Crafts For Kids
As any parent knows, kids can be hard to keep entertained. They often get bored quickly, and they can be quite fickle about what activities they enjoy.
Crafts are the perfect activity for kids of all ages. They’re easy to set up and they’re a great way to encourage creativity and self-expression. Add in these fall crafts to keep the kids having fun:
Paper Plate Apple Craft – Fall is the perfect time to do some fun crafts with your kids, and what better way to get into the autumn spirit than by making a cute paper plate apple?
This craft is simple enough for even the youngest artist to take part in, and it’s a great way to talk about the changing colors of the leaves and the bounty of apples that are available in the fall. Plus, it’s just plain cute!
Popsicle Stick Scarecrow Craft – Summer is winding down, and the days are getting shorter and cooler. Fall is on its way, bringing with it pumpkins, leaves, and warm days spent outside.
As the season changes, many kids find themselves bored as they wait for the fun of Halloween to arrive. This scarecrow craft is the perfect solution for keeping kids engaged and entertained.
Scarecrow Name Craft – This interactive craft is a spooky-good way for kids to practice spelling their names! As they arrange the lettered pumpkins, they’ll develop their letter recognition and spelling skills. You can also leave the pumpkins blank and have your kids practice writing their names instead!
Handprint Hedgehog Craft – This craft is a simple and fun way for kids to create their own cute hedgehog!
And the best part is that it’s non-messy and doesn’t require any paint. Just a few sheets of construction paper, some scissors, and some glue. With this craft, your kiddo can have fun creating their own little hedgehog friend.
Fall Activities Kids Will Enjoy
Scarecrows are a classic symbol of fall, and there’s no better way to get into the autumn spirit than by coloring a few of these fun characters.
Our free printable scarecrow coloring pages are perfect for kids of all ages, and they make a great addition to any fall-themed activity.
Fall is a great time to get kids interested in STEM learning activities. One fun and easy way to do this is with these fall pattern block mats.
These mats provide a hands-on way for kids to learn about shapes, colors, and patterns. They can also be used to teach basic math concepts like sorting, counting, and adding.
These fall worksheets for preschool are a great way for kids to practice pre-writing skills, counting, graphing, color matching, letter recognition, and more.
Plus, they’re just plain fun! Whether your child is just starting out in school or getting ready to move on to kindergarten, these worksheets will help them get a head start on their education.
If you want to incorporate some sports-themed learning into your lesson plans, check out this football printable book! Your preschoolers are going to love this fun and engaging collection of activities. They’ll work on counting, tracing, and spelling as they learn all about football and its equipment.
More Fall Ideas
- This “Hello Pumpkin” wooden sign is the perfect fall decor piece!
- Encourage exploratory play with this fall playdough sensory bin.
- Snuggle in with this “Farm Fresh Pumpkins” sweatshirt.
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- Popsicle sticks
- Permanent glue dots
- Colored cardstock
- Black marker (optional)
- Pumpkin template
- Download the pumpkin template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
- Line up 11 popsicle sticks together. Take 3 additional popsicle sticks and stretch 2 glue dots along each of them. Glue each of these popsicle sticks to the group of 11, one on top, in the middle, and on the bottom.
- Paint the popsicle sticks in 1-2 thin coats of orange paint. Let it dry completely before moving on.
- First, take the eyes and glue them near the middle, one on each side.
- Create the mouth by gluing the tongue to the bottom of the mouth. Cut off any excess paper that hangs beneath the mouth.
- Glue the completed mouth below the eyes, in the middle of the pumpkin.
- Next, place the cheeks on either side of the mouth and glue them in place.
- Use a black marker to draw on the eyebrows above the pumpkin's eyes.
- Position the stem and the top and middle of the pumpkin and glue it in place.
- Take the vine piece and wrap it around your finger to curl the paper. Place glue on one end of it and glue it to the side of the stem.