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105 Best Crafts with Pumpkins for Kids

Here are the 105 Best Pumpkin Crafts and Activities for kids.

Our list includes free printable pumpkin craft templates, pumpkin experiments, pumpkin sensory activities, and many other pumpkin craft ideas for kids of all ages.

Let’s dive right in and get inspired.

Halloween pumpkin crafts for kids

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Before we start with our pumpkin crafts for preschoolers, kindergarteners, older children, and even adults, let’s check out some fascinating pumpkin facts first.

6 Fun Facts About Pumpkins for Kids

Here are 6 fun facts about pumpkins for you and your kids or students. Or did they already know?

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

Ok, let’s have a look at our pumpkin facts above.

It is not surprising that pumpkins are the most popular crop in the United States. 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 know that pumpkins are not a vegetable? A pumpkin is actually a fruit.

I also found it pretty interesting that the beloved pumpkins got their name from the Greek word ‘pepon’, which means large melon.

Where do pumpkins grow?

Pumpkins 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 Mexico over 7000 years BC. That is pretty impressive!

To find these and more facts about pumpkins, go have a look here.

Pumpkin Books for Kids

In case you like to learn more about pumpkins or read a fascinating story, go check out these great fall books.

You will find a variation of non-fiction and fiction pumpkin books for all age groups.

Happy reading!

This beautifully photographed picture book about everybody’s favorite fall treat is sure to please kids both young and old. 

This educational exploration of a pumpkin’s life cycle is a must for any aspiring scientist or farmer!

The first pumpkin Tim ever carved was fierce and funny, and he named it Jack. Read along and find out what happens with Jack during the fall.

Pumpkin Patch Book for ages 2-6, Non-scary Halloween Story that Teaches Emotions with Carved Pumpkin Faces Paperback.

Easy Pumpkin Crafts for Kids

After learning so many new facts about pumpkins it is time to start our crafts with pumpkins.

The following pumpkin projects include everything from free printable pumpkin craft templates to crafting with paper plates, yarn, beads, etc., pumpkin art projects, pumpkin carving, sensory activities, science projects, and other easy DIY pumpkin crafts.


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Best Pumpkin Crafts for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Smaller children still need to develop their motor skills.

Nothing is worth overwhelming them with tasks they can not achieve.

All it is causing is frustration and them losing interest in their activity.

The following pumpkin craft ideas are geared toward younger children. They include pumpkin crafts for toddlers and preschoolers which are age-appropriate.

Go check out the following preschool pumpkin craft ideas.

Easy Pumpkin Crafts for Toddler and Preschoolers

Did you enjoy our easy pumpkin craft ideas? Then check out our popular Pumpkin QuotesPreschool Apple Crafts and Hedgehog ActivitiesBat Templates, Backyard Pumpkin Patch Ideas, or 100 Best October Crafts next.
Also, do not forget Columbus Day is in October. Here are 20 Fun Columbus Day Crafts for you.

Fun Pumpkin Crafts for Older Kids

Older children on the other hand are able to participate in more challenging projects.

For example, they might already be able to carve pumpkins and create patterns while carving.

Here are some great Kindergarten pumpkin craft ideas for you:

Pumpkin Crafts for Kindergartner and Older Kids

More Pumpkin Crafts

If these weren’t enough pumpkin crafts for toddlers, preschoolers, or older children for us, go check out the following kid’s pumpkin craft ideas next:

Visual learners might also enjoy the following pumpkin DIY crafts:

Now I would like to hear from you!
How did you like these pumpkin crafts for preschoolers and kindergarteners?
Which pumpkin DIY project did you choose?
Either way, let me know by leaving a comment below right now.
I would love to hear from you!

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