Fall is the best time of year. The leaves are changing color, the weather is cooling off, and pumpkins are everywhere.
What better way to celebrate the season than making your own pumpkin puppet craft? This fun and easy project is perfect for kids of all ages. And it’s a great way to learn about crafts and creativity.
Not to mention it can help your kids practice those much-needed scissor skills. Grab the supplies from the list below and let’s get started!
We also have a lot of other fall crafts for kids that we think your kids will love creating after making this puppet!
Easy Pumpkin Craft
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- 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.
Make the top part of the pumpkin by gluing the eyes, one on each side, below the eyebrows.
Place the stem at the top of the pumpkin and glue it to the back.
Next glue the completed top part of the pumpkin to the flap portion of the brown paper bag.
Take the background paper piece and glue it to the main portion of the brown bag. Trim off the excess paper bag that hangs below the paper.
Position the bottom of the pumpkin piece just below the top piece and glue it to the main part of the bag.
Finish by gluing the cheeks on both sides of the mouth!
Now that you’re finished making this cute pumpkin puppet, it’s time to have fun playing around with it! You may even want the kids to put on a pumpkin puppet show to showcase their masterpiece!
If you loved this craft, we have plenty more pumpkin crafts for kids for you to make as well!
Want more fall activities? The fall printables bundle for kids is the perfect way to get your child excited for the upcoming fall season.
With 80 pages of fun and learning, your child will be entertained for hours. From worksheets to color by numbers and pattern block mats, this bundle has everything you need to keep your child occupied and learning all at the same time.
Fall Ideas For Kids
Fall is one of the best times of the year. The leaves are changing color, the weather is cooling down, and there’s pumpkin everything. But depending on where you live, fall can also be the start of cold weather.
And when it’s too cold to go outside, it can be a challenge to find things to do that are fun and entertaining.
That’s why we’ve put together a list of ideas and activities to do inside where it’s nice and warm.
Fall Children’s Books
Reading to your child is one of the best things you can do for their development. Starting at a young age, children who are read to have a higher attention span and score better on tests in school.
Not only that, but reading instills a love of learning in children that will stay with them throughout their lives. Furthermore, reading aloud to children helps them to develop their listening skills and expand their vocabulary.
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
Any parent or teacher will tell you that kids are full of energy and never seem to sit still. While this can be frustrating at times, it’s important to remember that all that energy is essential for development.
One way to help kids channel their energy is to encourage them to engage in crafting!
Working with their hands helps them to develop fine motor skills, and the process of following instructions and completing a project helps them to improve their hand-eye coordination. In addition, crafting can be a great way for kids to express their creativity!
Apple Popsicle Stick Craft – Fall is the perfect time of year to get crafty, and one fun way to celebrate the season is by making this cute apple out of popsicle sticks. Hang it on your fridge or have the kids give it as a gift to a friend. Either way, this cute craft is sure to put a smile on your child’s face!
Pumpkin Name Craft – If you’re looking for a fun and unique way to display your child’s name, look no further than this pumpkin craft. This project uses seed-shaped letters to put your child’s name on display in a truly eye-catching manner. The best part is that it’s easy to make, so your kids can have their very own personalized pumpkin in no time!
Owl Headband Craft – Any parent knows that raising a child takes a lot of wisdom. But did you know that you can actually harness the power of owls to help you in your parenting journey? That’s right, with this fun and easy craft, you can create an owl headband that will crown your child with the wisdom of these majestic creatures. It may not actually give them wisdom, but it sure is fun to make!
Paper Bag Corn Craft -This corn craft is both fun and educational! Your kids will learn how to follow instructions while they’re busy making something beautiful. All you need for this project are some paper bags, glue, paint, and the template! So gather your materials and get started!
Fall Activities For Kids
Fall is a great time to break out the printables and get your kids into the spirit of the season! These fall printables for preschool kids are fun and educational! So go ahead and print out a few fall printables for your kids – they’ll love them, and you’ll love how much they’re learning!
Fall is the perfect time to get your kids to practice learning with some fall pattern block mats. These mats are not only great for shape recognition and hand-eye coordination, but they’re also fall-themed. So your little one will love them even more and hardly know they’re learning while doing them!
The Scarecrow is a classic fall icon. That’s why we’ve made these scarecrow worksheets that your kids can work on during the season. From letter S recognition to handwriting, and scissor skill practice, they are great for getting your kids into the autumn spirit!
More Fall Fun
- This fall playdough kit is loaded with things to encourage exploration and learning!
- Keep the kids busy for hours on end with this massive fall coloring page poster.
- Get the kids one of these adorable, retro “Game Day” t-shirts that are perfect for the season.
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More Fall Ideas For Kids
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Pumpkin template
- Download the pumpkin template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
- Make the top part of the pumpkin by gluing the eyes, one on each side, below the eyebrows.
- Place the stem at the top of the pumpkin and glue it to the back.
- Next glue the completed top part of the pumpkin to the flap portion of the brown paper bag.
- Take the background paper piece and glue it to the main portion of the brown bag. Trim off the excess paper bag that hangs below the paper.
- Position the bottom of the pumpkin piece just below the top piece and glue it to the main part of the bag.
- Finish by gluing the cheeks on both sides of the mouth!