Pumpkin Crafts for Toddlers and Preschoolers

My 3-year-old is obsessed with pumpkins! She loves reading books about pumpkins, visiting the pumpkin patch, and eating tasty pumpkin pancakes and muffins. Another thing that we both love is arts and crafts projects. When I set out to create a pumpkin thematic unit for our homeschool preschool, I searched high and low for the best pumpkin crafts for toddlers and preschoolers across the blogosphere. I’ve found so many amazing crafts and activities that I decided to share them with you!

These pumpkin crafts and activities are easy, engaging, and just right for a toddler or preschooler. For more pumpkin fun, check out my list of Picture Books about Pumpkins or these perfect Halloween Books for Toddlers! If you’d like to save this list for later, feel free to Pin my collage on Pinterest! If you’d like to Pin one specific project, please click through to the source website and save from there.

Photo Credit: Kids Play Box

This Fizzy Pumpkin Art beautifully blends art and science. Get the directions at Kids Play Box.

Photo Credit: Creative Child

These beautiful Beaded Pipe Cleaner Pumpkins will help strengthen a child’s fine motor skills. See the full tutorial at Creative Child.

Photo Credit: Your Modern Family

Cook up a batch of Pumpkin Pie Scented Play Dough like this one from Your Modern Family.

Photo Credit: Frugal Fun for Boys and Girls

These easy Pumpkin Handprint Cards from Frugal Fun for Boys and Girls are an adorable keepsake!

Photo Credit: Frugal Mom Eh!

These Pumpkin Apple Stamps are a super fun project using materials you probably already have on hand! Get the directions at Frugal Mom Eh!

Photo Credit: Toddler Approved

Grab some miniature pumpkins and create this Pumpkin Tic Tac Toe game from Toddler Approved.

Photo Credit: No Time for Flash Cards

These toddler-friendly Glitter Pumpkins from No Time for Flash Cards are a safe alternative to pumpkin carving.

Photo Credit: Growing a Jeweled Rose

This Pumpkin Slime is tons of silly, messy fun! Get the recipe from Growing a Jeweled Rose.

Photo Credit: Homegrown Friends

Kids will love this Pour Painting Pumpkin Decorating project from Homegrown Friends.

Photo Credit: I Heart Crafty Things

This Five Little Pumpkins Sensory Bin will keep little ones busy for hours! Get the full directions at I Heart Crafty Things.

Photo Credit: This Michigan Life

I love these adorable Salt Dough Pumpkin Ornaments from This Michigan Life.

Photo Credit: Freebie Finding Mom

These Mini Pumpkin Volcanoes are an awesome preschool science project! Get the directions at Freebie Finding Mom.

Photo Credit: The Resourceful Mama

Even young toddlers will enjoy this Sponge Painted Pumpkin Craft from The Resourceful Mama.

Photo Credit: Crafts on Sea

Decorate your windows with these colorful Stained Glass Pumpkin Suncatchers from Crafts on Sea.

Photo Credit: Mom Inspired Life

These Pumpkin Counting Mats are a fun way to preschoolers to practice counting! Get the free printable from Mom Inspired Life.

Photo Credit: Mama Smiles

These Felt Pumpkin Faces from Mama Smiles are an easy and fun lesson in emotional intelligence.

Photo Credit: Buggy and Buddy

The creative opportunities are endless for these Textured Pumpkins made with crayon rubbings! Get the tutorial at Buggy and Buddy.

Photo Credit: Rhythms of Play for Pre-K Pages

Kids of any age will love decorating Play Dough Pumpkins! Get the tutorial at Pre-K Pages.

Photo Credit: Glued to My Crafts

This Pumpkin Painting activity is an easy toddler craft for a rainy day. See the directions at Glued to My Crafts.

Photo Credit: She Wears Many Hats

Or skip the paint and make these Googly Eyes Pumpkins from She Wears Many Hats.

I hope you enjoyed this roundup of my favorite pumpkin crafts and activities for toddlers and preschoolers!! Before you go, don’t forget to check out my list of Pumpkin Picture Books!



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