Chances are if you have toddlers or preschool-aged children, you’ve watched Spookley the Square Pumpkin.
We first saw it several years ago on Disney Jr. and my kids instantly loved it!
Now, it’s a part of our Halloween traditions to sit down as a family and watch this movie together.
Since we love it so much, we decided to share this easy Spookley the square pumpkin craft with you. It’s another one of our favorite pumpkin crafts for kids.
If you have kids who love Spookley, you have to check out this simple craft and start a new holiday tradition with your kids. Read or watch the video below to see how simple this craft is to make with your family.
Spookley The Square Pumpkin
If you haven’t yet watched the movie, we definitely recommend it for families with young children. Although the movie is a little cheesy for adults, it has songs, characters, and lessons parents will love!
The movie revolves around Spookley the square pumpkin, who despite his best efforts, just can’t seem to fit in with all the other pumpkins around him.
He tries desperately to fit in, but the round pumpkins just continue to tease him. Spookley finds friends in an unlikely group that includes spiders, bats, and a scarecrow.
Ultimately Spookley’s unique shape allows him to save all the other pumpkins and the farm when a terrible storm strikes! Kids learn that being different isn’t bad like it seems and that they shouldn’t judge others based on their appearances.
One of the best things about this pumpkin craft is how little supplies you need for it! There’s no rushing to the store to get all the things you need to make it.
In fact, we’re betting you have everything you need in your craft closet already!
- Colored card stock
- White card stock
- Glue stick
- Googley eyes (optional)
- Spookley template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you)
Download the Spookley the square pumpkin template and print it out onto the corresponding colored card stock. Cut out the pieces and set them aside.
Begin assembling Spookley by gluing his leaf arms, one on each side, to the middle of the pumpkin body.
Glue the stem to the top of the pumpkin.
Make Spookley’s eyes by either gluing the template eyes on or by using large googley eyes.
Can you believe that’s all there is to it to make this paper craft?! It’s such a simple and quick Halloween craft for kids that they’re going to love.
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!
Pumpkin Craft Notes
There are a few things to consider before making this craft.
First, you have two options for Spookley’s eyes. Included in the free printable template are eyes that are blue and oval, which resemble Spookley’s eyes more closely.
We think these eyes make the square pumpkin look most like Spookley, but you can also use googly eyes. The googly eyes give the craft a more 3D appearance, so that may be more engaging for the kids.
Another thing to think about is the dexterity of the children making this craft. If you want the kids to cut out the pieces all by themselves, we recommend making a more basic stem and perhaps skipping Spookley’s leaf arms altogether.
If the kids aren’t yet skilled enough to cut the pieces out themselves, just make sure you give enough time to cut out all the pieces ahead of time. It took us just about 2-3 minutes to cut out all the pieces to make one Spookley.
Halloween Unit For Kids
Keep the Halloween vibes alive by creating an entire Halloween unit study around this pumpkin craft! We got lots of great crafts, activities, printables, and more that will help them learn and have fun.
Read on below for some of our favorite ideas to get you started.
Children’s Halloween Books
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 Kids’ Craft
Add in more Halloween crafts with some of our favorite ideas below:
Handprint Bat Craft – Here’s a fun and easy Halloween craft for kids! All you need is some paper and a few simple supplies. Cut out a bat shape from the template, then decorate it with handprints for the wings. No paint is needed – simply trace around your child’s hands with a pen or marker.
Mummy Popsicle Stick Craft – These easy mummy crafts are so much fun for kids to make for Halloween! They are sure to be a hit with your kids!
Candy Corn Pumpkin Craft – Candy corn and pumpkins are two of the most iconic symbols of Halloween, so it’s only fitting that they should come together in one cute craft project! This candy corn pumpkin craft is easy for kids to make, and it’s a great way to get them into the Halloween spirit.
Baby Yoda Pumpkin Craft – If you’re looking for a no-carve pumpkin craft for kids this Halloween, look no further than this Baby Yoda pumpkin! Made from paper, it’s a simple and fun project that even the littlest Star Wars fans can create!
Kids’ Halloween Activities
These Halloween pattern block mats are perfect for fine motor skills practice while also working on shapes, colors, and counting.
Download these free Halloween coloring pages to help your kids get in the spirit of fall. These no-prep, printable activities are a great way to celebrate all things spooky!
Looking for a fun way to keep your kids entertained this Halloween? Download these Halloween do a dot printables and let them have some do-a-dot art! They’re also a great learning tool too – they help develop counting skills as well as letter recognition!
If you’re doing these activities at home and want to get the family involved, try out these Halloween activities for kids. It’s loaded with printable activities kids will love doing!
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More Halloween Ideas For Kids
- Colored card stock (in green and orange)
- White card stock
- Glue stick
- Googley eyes (optional)
- Spookley template
- Download the Spookley the square pumpkin template and print it out onto the corresponding colored card stock. Cut out the pieces and set aside.
- Begin assembling Spookley by gluing his leaf arms, one on each side, to the middle of the pumpkin body.
- Glue the stem to the top of the pumpkin.
- Make Spookley's eyes by either gluing the template eyes on or by using large googley eyes.