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Pumpkin Craft For Preschoolers [FREE Template]

Fall is our favorite time of year! To celebrate this beautiful season we’re sharing this cute and easy pumpkin craft for preschoolers.

If you love pumpkins as much as we do, we have a whole page dedicated to cool pumpkin crafts for kids for you to check out!

This one is festive and goes perfectly with the fall theme or specifically for Thanksgiving.

This craft is great for preschoolers because it’s not only fun but it’s also helpful for little ones who need to work on valuable skills like fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination, following directions, and more.

We’ve included a free printable template as well so it’s super simple to recreate.

Use the more advanced template to make your pumpkin multi-colored or use the basic version for kids who need fewer steps to follow.

Read on or watch our quick video tutorial to see exactly how we made this fall craft.

Paper Pumpkin Craft

pumpkin craft for kids image collage with the words pumpkin craft for preschool simpleeverydaymom.com in the middle

Supplies

  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • White cardstock
  • Glue stick
  • Scissors
  • Pumpkin template (download form located at the end of this post)

Scroll to the bottom to find the download form.

Directions

Download the pumpkin template, print, and cut out the pieces.

hands holding pumpkin craft template

If you’re using the template option with the individual pumpkin pieces, keep reading. If you’re using the whole pumpkin option skip down to the next step.

Take the middle pumpkin piece, with the smile on it, and glue it to the outside pumpkin pieces. Next glue the outermost pumpkin pieces to the middle pieces.

hands gluing paper pumpkin pieces together
hands gluing paper pumpkin pieces together

Glue the eyes in the middle of the pumpkin, just above the mouth.

hands gluing eyes to paper pumpkin craft

Place the pumpkin leaf at the top of the pumpkin and glue to the back. Do the same for the pumpkin stem.

hands gluing leaf to top of paper pumpkin
hands gluing stem to paper pumpkin craft

To add a pumpkin spiral, cut out a long, thin strip from the green paper. Wrap it around your finger, then glue it next to the base of the pumpkin.

hands twisting green paper around finger
hands gluing twirly green paper to pumpkin base

Don’t you just love how cute this little pumpkin is?

Two paper pumpkin crafts for kids

Fall Preschool Unit

Fall is such a fun time of year! The leaves change color, the air gets a little crisper, and you can finally break out your cozy sweaters.

It’s also the perfect time to try out some new activities with your kids. Below we’ve gathered some of our favorite fall kids crafts, activities, and printables. They’re not only fun, but educational too!

Kids’ Books About Fall

Reading to kids is one of the best things you can do for your children!

Reading helps preschoolers develop their vocabulary, improves their literacy rate, and boosts creativity, cognitive abilities as well as social-emotional intelligence- among other benefits.

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 A Leaf: 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?!

orange paper pumpkin craft for kids

Fall Kids’ Crafts

We love gathering together some easy and fun ideas to create a preschool unit for your kids to do at home! Here are some ideas we’d use to celebrate our favorite time of year.

Acorn Craft -Fall is such a fun time of year, and there are so many great crafts to make with the kids! This cute and easy acorn craft is perfect for young kids. It’s a great way to work on fine motor skills, and it’s a hands-on activity that kids will love. Plus, it’s a great way to decorate for fall!

fall kids' craft image collage

Paper Plate Hedgehog Craft – This hedgehog craft is the perfect activity for kids to do on an autumn day! All you need is some paint and a few other supplies, and you can let your little ones get creative. They’ll love painting the paper plate brown and adding the details to make their very own hedgehog.

Paper Plate Scarecrow – One of the best ways to get into the spirit of fall is to make this scarecrow craft. This simple project is perfect for kids of all ages and can be easily customized to suit any taste. All you need is some paint, paper, and glue, and your child can let their creativity run wild.

Fall Kids’ Activities

These fall printables for preschoolers are a simple and quick way to get the kids engaged and learning. They help children with counting, graphing, patterns, alphabet recognition, and more. Choose a few to do each day of the week and you’ll be set.

If your kids love games, these Thanksgiving themed I Spy printables are perfect! Laminate them and use them with a dry erase marker to use over and over again.

orange paper pumpkin craft for kids

To get the kiddos moving, try out this S is for spider web gross motor activity. It’s a simple activity that kids can do with lots of different letters (or shapes)!

Fun Fall Ideas

If fall is your favorite season, check out these fun fall ideas:

Share With Us

Did you make this craft with your kids or students? We’d love to feature them on our social media!

For a chance to have your child’s craft featured, simply snap a picture of the completed project and post it to our Facebook page, email it to us directly by clicking here, or use #simpleeverydaymom on your social media!

More Fall Ideas For Kids

orange paper pumpkin craft for kids

Pumpkin Craft For Preschoolers

Prep Time: 7 minutes
Active Time: 7 minutes
Total Time: 14 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

This easy pumpkin craft for preschoolers is a fun way to celebrate fall or Halloween!

Materials

  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • White cardstock
  • Glue stick
  • Scissors
  • Pumpkin template (download form located at the end of this post)

Instructions

  1. Download the pumpkin template, print and cut out the pieces.
  2. If you're using the template option with the individual pumpkin pieces, keep reading. If you're using the whole pumpkin option skip down to the next step.
  3. Take the middle pumpkin piece, with the smile on it, and glue it to the middle pumpkin pieces. Next glue the outside pumpkin pieces to the middle piece.
  4. Glue the eyes in the middle of the pumpkin, just above the mouth.
  5. Place the pumpkin leaf at the top of the pumpkin and glue to the back. Do the same for the pumpkin stem.
  6. To add a pumpkin spiral, cut out a long, thin strip from the green paper. Wrap it around your finger, then glue it next to the base of the pumpkin.

Did you make this craft?

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Free Pumpkin Craft Template

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Tina

Thursday 16th of September 2021

I would like for you to send me this template.

Sam

Thursday 16th of September 2021

Of course! All you need to do is enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you πŸ™‚

Kristina

Wednesday 15th of September 2021

When I enter my email to get the download... it says I cannot subscribe with that email. Any suggestions?

Sam

Thursday 16th of September 2021

There was a mistake with your email. It should work now! Sorry about that :)

Carrie

Monday 13th of September 2021

I can’t get the template for some reason

Sam

Monday 13th of September 2021

Uh oh, sorry about that! What's happening for you?

Gloria

Tuesday 7th of September 2021

I would love the pumpkin craft template

Sam

Tuesday 7th of September 2021

Of course! All you need to do is enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you πŸ™‚

julie

Tuesday 7th of September 2021

cant find the pumpkin template?

Sam

Tuesday 7th of September 2021

All you need to do is enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you πŸ™‚

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