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Apple Stamp Pumpkin Craft For Preschool

We can’t get enough of all the fall activities for kids!

There are so many fun things to do like hayrides, corn mazes, and of course, picking pumpkins from the pumpkin patch.

On those days when you can’t be out enjoying the beautiful fall weather, bring the fall inside with this apple stamp pumpkin craft for preschool. 

It’s a simple art project that will keep your kids engaged and working on fine motor skills.

Read or watch our video tutorial below to see how easy and fun this fall craft for kids is.

Also, check out all of our pumpkin crafts for kids for even more ideas!

Pumpkin Art Project

jack o'lantern art for kids with the words apple stamp pumpkin craft

This art project is so simple and fun, which makes it perfect for toddlers, preschoolers, pre k and kindergarten-aged children! Plus, it uses craft supplies you likely already have in your home.

Supplies

  • Apple
  • Acrylic paint (in orange and green)
  • White card stock
  • Construction paper or colored card stock
  • Glue stick
  • Scissors
  • Knife
  • Paint brush
  • Black marker

Directions

Adults only: Cut an apple in half and set it aside.

Pour the orange paint into a bowl. Paint the sliced apple with a thick coating of orange paint and press firmly onto the white card stock.

Carefully pull the apple back up, being careful not to push the paint to either side as you pick it up. 

Repeat for as many jack o’lanterns as you want to make. Let dry completely.

Use the brown marker to draw the stems on the pumpkins.

Now it’s time to make the pumpkin faces. You can either download, cut, and glue the template faces on or use a black marker to draw on different jack o’lantern faces.

Glue the entire sheet of white card stock onto a piece of construction paper.

That’s all there is to it!

We had so much fun making this silly jack o’lantern art project. It’s such a simple Halloween craft for young children.

Pumpkin Craft For Preschool Benefits

Did you realize that this pumpkin craft is not only fun but also educational too?

Like every art or craft project, this simple activity allows children to work on necessary developmental skills while having fun!

pumpkin art project for kids

One of the most valuable classroom skills preschool children can develop are fine motor skills.

Fine motor skills involve using the small muscles of the hands, fingers, and wrist.

When children develop these muscles, they’re able to do things like write, button and unbutton and use zippers.

This pumpkin craft allows them to refine those skills in a few ways. First, they’ll have to hold on to the apple firmly to not only press it onto the paper but also to pull it off without smearing it.

Secondly, using the paintbrush to paint on small pumpkin stems will take focus and concentration to paint it exactly where they want it to be.

Finally, if your child’s fine motor skills are advanced, they’ll be able to cut out the jack o’lantern facial expressions as well.

All of these tasks require different levels of fine motor skill mastery and help set your child up for success in the classroom and life!

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Pumpkin Art Adaptations & Notes

If you want to make this craft at home with your child, but don’t have all the supplies on hand we have a few suggestions for you.

First, while the apple makes a perfect pumpkin shape, if you don’t have any or are against using food in the art-making process you can skip this step.

Instead, we’ve included an apple-shaped template in the free download. Print this out, trace it several times on the white paper and let your child paint inside the lines to make their pumpkin.

pumpkin craft for preschool

Since you’re drawing on the jack o’lantern faces, you’ll need to be sure your paint is completely dry so the marker can draw on top of the paint.

Lastly, you can also swap out the painted green stem for a green marker if you don’t want to have paint on hand.

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Apple Stamp Pumpkin Craft For Kids

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 15 minutes
Drying Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

This Halloween, make this simple and fun apple stamp pumpkin craft for kids!

Materials

  • Apple
  • Acrylic paint (in orange and green)
  • White card stock
  • Construction paper or colored card stock
  • Glue stick
  • Black marker

Tools

  • Scissors
  • Knife
  • Paint brush

Instructions

    1. Adults only: Cut an apple in half and set aside.
    2. Pour the orange paint into a bowl. Paint the sliced apple with a thick coating of orange paint and press firmly onto the white card stock. 
    3. Carefully pull the apple back up, being careful not to push the paint to either side as you pick it up. 
    4. Repeat for as many jack o'lanterns as you want to make. Let dry completely. 
    5. Use the the brown marker to draw the stems on the pumpkins. 
    6. Now it's time to make the pumpkin faces. You can either download, cut and glue the template faces on or use a black marker to draw on different jack o'lantern faces.
    7. Glue the entire sheet of white card stock onto a piece of construction paper.

Free Pumpkin Template

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