Carving a pumpkin can be super messy!
That’s why we’ve created this sloth pumpkin craft so that your kids can still create a pumpkin this year without all the mess of carving a traditional pumpkin.
Don’t get us wrong, we love carving real pumpkins but this pumpkin craft is sure to be a hit with the kids this year.
This craft is also perfect for those who may not be able to carve a real pumpkin due to allergies or other sensitivities.
So whether you’re looking for an alternative to a messy pumpkin carving or you’re just looking for a fun and easy craft for the kids, this craft is sure to please!
Also, be sure to check out our list of other fun pumpkin crafts for kids!
Fun Sloth Pumpkin Craft
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Sloth template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you)
Download the sloth pumpkin template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
Begin to make the face by gluing the eye spots to both sides of the face. Trim off any paper that hangs off the sides.
Take the eyes and glue each of them on the narrower end of the eye spots, near the middle of the face.
Next, glue the nose to the top of the mouth line.
Place the cheeks on the outer sides of the eyes, on the dark eye spot.
Glue the completed face in the middle of the pumpkin base and glue it in place.
Finish by gluing the stem to the top and back of the pumpkin.
We’re sure that your kids loved making this fun sloth pumpkin. Check out our list of even more fun Halloween crafts for kids to create together this year!
Want some more fun and educational Halloween printables for your kids? We’ve got you covered! Our Halloween printables bundle has a little bit of everything – from color by number pages to pattern block mats & more. Your kids will have a blast practicing their fine motor skills, counting, letter recognition, and more. It’s packed with 77 pages of fun so there’s lots of variety and learning potential. Your kids will never get bored!
Halloween Ideas For Kids
October is upon us which can only mean one thing- Halloween is just around the corner! This year, get your kids into the spooky spirit with some fun and festive Halloween crafts.
Not only are they a great way to keep your little ones entertained, but they’re also a great opportunity to get them thinking creatively and using their imaginations.
From ghosts and witches to spiders and bats, there are endless possibilities when it comes to Halloween crafts.
And to make things even easier for you, we’ve rounded up all the best ideas in one place. So whether you’re looking for a quick and easy craft, activity, or just some reading time, we’ve got all the ideas covered for you!
Kids Halloween books
Let’s be honest, we all know that candy is a huge part of Halloween. And while it’s all fun and games until someone gets a sugar rush, sometimes those sugar-fueled tantrums can be hard to deal with.
But don’t worry, we have the perfect solution: read them a story. No, seriously! If your kids are hyped up on sugar, reading stories is a great way to help them calm down. It can also help them focus and pay attention, which can be challenging after eating all that candy.
So next time your kids are bouncing off the walls after a sugar high, try reading them a story. It just might work wonders.
Below are some of the top-rated Halloween books for kids. Add them to your home collection or borrow them from your local library.
Room On The Broom: This has to be one of our favorite Halloween books of all time! The story follows a witch and her cat as they happen upon some animals who help the witch. There’s danger, mystery, and friendship in this adorable children’s story.
5 Minute Spooky Stories: We love Disney’s 5-minute storybooks and this one is perfect for Halloween! See how all your favorite Disney characters celebrate this spooky holiday.
Ten Timid Ghosts: This is a fun countdown book about a witch who moves into a haunted house where 10 ghosts already live. The witch scares the ghosts out one by one until they devise a scheme to get her out of their house. This Halloween children’s book is good for kids who love rhyming stories!
Halloween Crafts For Kids
Halloween is a fun time to do some simple crafts with your kids. Aside from the obvious benefits of spending quality time together, there are some practical reasons for getting crafty with the little ones.
For one thing, it’s a great way to keep them occupied while you’re getting ready for Trick-or-Treaters. And if you’re busy handing out candy, it’s nice to know they’re happily engaged in a creative activity.
Plus, it’s a fun way to get into the Halloween spirit together! We have tons of great paper crafts for kids of all ages, so there’s sure to be something that everyone will enjoy, we’ve highlighted just a few of our favorites below!
Frankenstein Headband Craft – What’s the best way to get your kids into the Halloween spirit? With crafts, of course! And what could be more fun than making your own headbands? This Frankenstein headband is a great option for your kids – it is easy to make and can be worn with any costume. Plus, they’re sure to get a few laughs from friends and family.
Bat Art Project – Watercolor painting is the perfect craft for kids who are interested in trying their hand at painting for the first time. And there’s no better subject matter for a beginner watercolor painter than a spooky Halloween scene! This project is easy to follow and can be done in just a few simple steps.
Mummy Pumpkin Craft – Mummies and Halloween go together like… well, like mummies and Halloween! There’s just something about those bandaged-up corpses that oddly get us in the Halloween spirit. This fun and easy craft will create the spookiest pumpkin around!
Spookley The Square Pumpkin Craft – Halloween is just around the corner, which means it’s time to start thinking about pumpkin crafts! Most people think of pumpkins as being round, but did you know that there’s actually a square pumpkin? That’s right – the kids will love this fun and easy Spookley the Square pumpkin paper craft.
Kids’ Halloween Activities
Looking for a fun and educational way to get your kids into the Halloween spirit? Look no further than our spooky bat worksheets! These worksheets are perfect for helping kids learn valuable skills while also enjoying the holiday.
They can practice their handwriting on the letter B, as well as learn more about the body parts of a bat. So print out our spooky bat worksheets today and let your kids have a blast while they learn!
Halloween is a great time to let your kids loose with some crayons, markers, and our free Halloween coloring pages. They’ll love coloring in these spooky characters and they can use whatever colors they want.
Plus, coloring is a great activity for kids because it helps them develop fine motor skills and learn to focus. So why not print out some Halloween coloring pages and let your kids go wild? You might be surprised at the results.
These Halloween pattern block mats are sure to be a hit with the kids! They’ll love using their pattern blocks to complete the pictures of ghosts, Frankenstein, and other spooky characters. And you’ll love seeing them having so much fun while they’re learning their shapes!
Our Halloween color by numbers worksheets are not only fun, but they’re also educational too. Kids will practice number and color recognition as they color these fun Halloween worksheets. Plus, they’ll get to practice their fine motor skills as they color in all the different shapes.
These worksheets are perfect for kids of all ages, and they make a great activity for a Halloween party too. So print out our Halloween color-by-number worksheets today and let the fun begin!
More Halloween Fun
- Kids will have a blast with this Halloween potion kit!
- These personalized felt Halloween treat bags light up and can be used each year!
- Encourage exploration and hands-on play with this Halloween playdough kit.
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- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Sloth template
- Download the sloth pumpkin template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
- Begin to make the face by gluing the eye spots to both sides of the face. Trim off any paper that hangs off the sides.
- Take the eyes and glue each of them on the narrower end of the eye spots, near the middle of the face.
- Next, glue the nose to the top of the mouth line.
- Place the cheeks on the outer sides of the eyes, on the dark eye spot.
- Glue the completed face in the middle of the pumpkin base and glue it in place.
- Finish by gluing the stem to the top and back of the pumpkin.