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Pumpkin Craft For Preschoolers

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

If 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 less steps to follow.

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

Paper Pumpkin Craft

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Supplies

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 outer most 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.

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hands gluing twirly green paper to pumpkin base
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Two paper pumpkin crafts for kids

Fall Preschool Unit

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.

These fall printables for preschoolers are a simple and quick way to get the kids engaged and learning.

orange paper pumpkin craft for kids

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 with dry erase marker to use over and over again.

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)!

This fall sensory bottle is fun to make with the kids and helps kids focus and calm down when little feelings get too big.

orange paper pumpkin craft for kids

Preserve their little hands with this simple and fun fall handprint tree craft. This craft can help kids with scissors skills and learning colors!

Finish off working on pre-math skills with these hands-on fall pattern block mats.

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!

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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.

Free Pumpkin Craft Template

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Ogugua Ifijeh

Saturday 14th of November 2020

I will like to have the pumpkin template please. Thanks in advance

Sam T

Saturday 14th of November 2020

Of course! All you need to do is enter your email in the form at the end of the post and the link will be emailed to you ?

alexis

Thursday 12th of November 2020

thank you!

Sam T

Thursday 12th of November 2020

You're welcome!

Siti Jubaidah Tahir

Saturday 7th of November 2020

I would like to have the pumpkin template please.Thank you in advance.

Sam T

Monday 9th of November 2020

Of course; no need to ask. All you need to do is enter your email in the form at the end of the post and the link will be emailed to you ?

cgmccloud

Tuesday 3rd of November 2020

Please send the pumpkin template. Thank you

Sam T

Wednesday 4th of November 2020

All you need to do is enter your email in the form at the end of the post and the link will be emailed to you ?

Judy Goad

Monday 2nd of November 2020

I would like to have the pumpkin template, please.

Sam T

Monday 2nd of November 2020

Of course! All you need to do is enter your email in the form at the end of the post and the link will be emailed to you ?

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