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DIY Yarn Wrapped Pumpkins With Free Printable Pumpkin Craft Templates

Our free printable Pumpkin Craft Template Printable Outlines come as pumpkin outlines or in color for Halloween crafts and decorations.

Below you will find fun pumpkin ideas to show you how to use our templates.

Let’s dive right in and get inspired by our free pumpkin printables and craft ideas!

free printable pumpkin templates

6 Fun Facts About Pumpkins for Kids

Here are 6 cool facts about pumpkins for your kids. Or did they already know?

  1. Pumpkins are a fruit, not a vegetable.
  2. Their name originates from the Greek word ‘pepon’.
  3. Almost every part of a pumpkin is edible.
  4. Pumpkins grow on every continent except in Antarctica.
  5. Most pumpkins are orange.
  6. The oldest pumpkin seed was found in Mexico around 7000 BC.
  7. Pumpkins are the most popular crop in the US.

Ok, let’s have a look at our pumpkin facts above. It is not surprising that pumpkins are the most popular crop in the US.

Americans love their pumpkins. They use them not only as Halloween decorations but also in all kinds of foods (soups, desserts, meals, juice, coffee, etc.).

But did you actually know that pumpkins are not a vegetable? A pumpkin is actually a fruit. I also found it pretty interesting that our beloved pumpkins got their name from the Greek word ‘pepon’, which means large melon.

Pumpkins also grow everywhere besides Antarctica, which is not pretty surprising. On the other hand, I wasn’t aware that pumpkins are that old.

The first seeds of a pumpkin were found in 7000 BC in Mexico. That is pretty impressive!

I hope you and your kids enjoyed these fun facts about pumpkins. These and more can be found here.

Free Pumpkin Craft Template Printables

Our pumpkin outlines come in three different sizes as outlines and in color.

They are especially popular during autumn and can be used for any pumpkin art and craft or fall decoration projects.

As you will see below, our free pumpkin template printables can be used in many different ways. They are great for crafting at home or in group settings such as classrooms or for storytime.

But before we get started with all these fall pumpkin craft template ideas, let’s have a look at what we will need for our pumpkin crafts. Here is a list of supplies you will need for our templates of pumpkins.

Pumpkin Cut Out Materials

  • Free Printable Pumpkin Cut Out Templates (found below)
  • cardboard
  • Scissor
  • Paper
  • Crayons, Markers, Colored Pencils
  • Yarn

Do you need advice on How to Introduce Crafting to your Preschooler? Then read our 10 tips that work next.

Yarn Wrapping Pumpkin Craft

This time I like to share our yarn wrapping pumpkin craft with you. It is such a great fine motor skill fall activity my children and their friends loved.

All you need is our medium-sized pumpkin craft templates, a pencil to trace, scissors to cut, makers if you like to color them, and orange wool.

Let me guide you through this easy yarn-wrapped pumpkin tutorial.

How to Make Yarn Wrapped Pumpkins Instructions

Step 1: Print Pumpkin Templates

First, you will have to print our medium-sized pumpkin craft template.

free printable pumpkin craft templates

Step 2: Cut

Give your children your pumpkin printout and let them cut as many as they want to craft.

Step 3: Pumpkin Stencils

Then use your pumpkin craft cutouts and use them as stencils. Now you take your thick cardboard and let them trace with a pencil or marker around the pumpkin outlines.

Step 4: Cut

After your pumpkin shapes are now on the cardboard it is time to cut the shape of the pumpkin out again.

Step 5: Color it (optional)

If you like and that’s what we did, color your pumpkin stem ahead in brown or green. This way you do not have to wrap this part of the pumpkin with yarn and it still looks nice!

color pumpkin stem

Step 6: Wrap it

Now it is time to use your orange yarn and wrap it around your cardboard pumpkin cutout. I recommend cutting a small snip into your pumpkin to allow the wool to stay in place.

Keep encouraging your children or students to keep turning the pumpkin till your cardboard is covered everywhere with wool. When you are finished simply tie a knot around the pumpkin stem and cut the rest off.

wrap yarn around pumpkin

Step 7: Enjoy

Now it is time to enjoy your pumpkin craft project and use it to decorate your house for fall, Halloween, or Thanksgiving!
Tip: You can easily turn your wool pumpkins into a pumpkin garland by leaving some extra yarn at the stem to hang it up.

yarn wrapped pumpkin craft

Did you enjoy our pumpkin template printables?
Then try these cute Pumpkin Quotes, Fall Bingo Printables, Apple Template, Acorn Printable, or Bat Outlines next.

There are so many fun pumpkin crafts out there you can do with and without our simple pumpkin craft templates. Go check out our 15 Easy Pumpkin Art Projects and 100+ Pumpkin Craft Ideas here.

pumpkin art projects

You loved crafting with our easy pumpkin craft templates but like to learn now how to draw your own pumpkin?
Then go check out this fun pumpkin drawing tutorial.

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Now it is your turn.
How did your kids enjoy their pumpkin printable outlines? Which was your favorite pumpkin activity?
Either way, let me know by leaving a comment below right now.
I would love to hear from you!