Kid Friendly Pumpkin Crafts

by Alli

It’s Hit or Miss Wednesday!  Did you miss last week’s Mini Upside Down Oreo Cheesecake and the special guest who took over my kitchen?  If you did,  you’ve got to click here!

I just have to tell ya from the get go that these little pumpkin ideas for kid friendly pumpkin crafts are a BIG hit!   I’ve had so much fun with the crafting aspect of this post and the kids (or the kid in you) will love it!  I promise!

Little Pumpkin Ideas

These little pumpkin ideas were inspired by HGTV magazine AND include a free template.  You can grab the free template here.

Felt Mask and Bat Wings Pumpkins 

  • black felt (you can buy felt squares at Walmart or any craft stores)
  • scissors
  • small pumpkins
  • hot glue gun OR craft glue  
  • toothpicks
  • free template

After printing the free templates, cut out the size you need and pin it to the black felt.  Cut around the template.  Don’t forget to cut out the eyes!

Helpful Hint:  When I was working on the mask pumpkin, instead of using black string, I just cut out two strips of black felt to tie the mask to the pumpkin.  I put a dab of hot glue on the back to hold the mask in place.  Done!

Bat Wings

To make the bat wings, after tracing the wings, glue a toothpick to the back of each wing and stick it into either side of the pumpkin.  My pumpkin was one tough cookie, so with the pointed end of a steak knife, I punched a little hole in each side to make it easier for the toothpick to go in.

Aren’t these things adorable?  But that’s not all!  Look at these Googly Eyes Pumpkins!

Googly Eyes Pumpkin Crafts

All you need is 2 sets of wiggly eyes, 2 small pumpkins and 2 teacups.  Hot glue the eyes to the top of your pumpkins and place them in a teacup so that it looks like they are peeking out!  I made a boy and a girl so they could make googly eyes at each other – puppy pumpkin love!

Googly Eyes Pumpkins

Helpful Hint: If the cup is too tall for the pumpkins, just place something in the bottom of the cup to make the pumpkins taller.  I used canning jar rings that I had left over from my easy DIY pumpkin.  Worked like a charm!

Oh, and by the way, the pumpkins were purchased at the Dollar Tree for, you guessed it, one dollar each.

When my 3 year old grandson saw the pumpkins, his face just lit right up as his eyes widened in delightful surprise.

This would be a great craft to do with older kids.  Younger children can help decide which googly eyes to use and where to put them.  Just be sure to keep the hot glue gun out of their reach or use craft glue!

Helpful Hint:  My wiggly eyes didn’t have an adhesive backing, but some of them do – ideal when working with small children and you don’t have to use glue at all.

What kid friendly crafts are you doing this fall?

Little Pumpkin Ideas



Shirley Wood September 24, 2014 - 7:53 am

My grandchildren would enjoy this craft also! These are just adorable. There is always fun to be had with googly eyes! So glad you shared with us at Home Matters!

Alli September 24, 2014 - 8:34 am

I always enjoy your party, Shirley! And thanks again for the feature!

Ricci September 24, 2014 - 8:19 am

I am obsessed with pumpkins and may end up doing these myself 🙂

Alli September 24, 2014 - 8:34 am

It was really fun and easy, yet makes a huge impact!

Christine September 24, 2014 - 8:59 am

These would be so fun to do with my nieces and nephews, but I’m with Ricci-I might end up doing some myself!!

Paris (My Big Fat Happy Life) September 24, 2014 - 9:04 am

I am in love with the bat mask pumpkin! So cute!!! These are great alternatives to carving pumpkins for young children!

Alli September 24, 2014 - 9:48 am

I’ve tried to carve pumpkins and it’s always turned into a hot mess! I have the best intentions, but it looks like a 2 year old did when when I get done slicing and dicing. 🙂

Heather September 24, 2014 - 9:42 am

I love the bat wings 🙂 I don’t have any kids yet but I love doing simple crafts with my 6 year old nephew. He would love these!

Alli September 24, 2014 - 9:47 am

I actually enjoyed doing them, too. 🙂 My grands (all boys) were crazy about the bat wings and the masked pumpkin.

Logan Can September 24, 2014 - 9:42 am

These are really cute ideas! Thank you for sharing!

Alli September 24, 2014 - 10:09 am

It was a fun, frugal little project. 🙂

Bernadette C @Aimless Moments September 24, 2014 - 10:48 am

We have boxes of pumpkins in the shed but I think with all these ideas going around we are going to need more lol. Thanks for the ideas!

Alli September 24, 2014 - 11:03 am

I’m just crazy about all things pumpkin! I would love to have boxes of pumpkins! I’m envious!

Bernadette C @Aimless Moments September 24, 2014 - 1:01 pm

I have 5 kids so if we do something and get a pumpkin we have to get at least one for each. Alot of pumpkins! lol

Louida September 24, 2014 - 11:12 am

I really like this idea Alli, so this is a hit! We don’t really carve pumpkins in my household but instead we paint and decorate them. I’ll need to share this idea with my girls, thanks Alli!

Alli September 24, 2014 - 11:45 am

We don’t carve, either. That’s one thing I’m not very good at. 🙂

Skye @ Planet Jinxatron September 24, 2014 - 12:17 pm

Too cute! And way less messy than carving. Pinned.

Lysha @ Magnolia Mom September 24, 2014 - 3:07 pm

These are all so cute! Love fall crafts.

Lorelai @ Life With Lorelai September 24, 2014 - 3:08 pm

Oh my gosh! These are adorable!!! And honestly, who doesn’t love googlie eyes. 😉 PINNED

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Alli September 25, 2014 - 5:26 am

I think they are super cute and so, so easy to do. You can’t help but smile when you see those googly eyes!

Zan September 24, 2014 - 3:43 pm

As always, you never cease to amaze me with your posts!! We featured your Mini Oreo Upside Down Cheesecakes at the Home Matters Linky this week!

Alli September 25, 2014 - 5:25 am

I saw where my Mini Oreo Upside Down Cheesecakes were featured on Home Matters and another link-up, too. I was thrilled. Thanks bunches!

move to hawaii with nothing September 24, 2014 - 11:18 pm

This website was… how do you say it? Relevant!!
Finally I have found something which helped me. Kudos!

Erin @ The Speckled Palate September 25, 2014 - 7:03 am

I’m not the best crafter in the world, but I think I could manage all these pumpkin crafts! What fun for kids and for the autumn! I’m especially a fan of the masked pumpkin. So cute!

Alli September 25, 2014 - 7:57 am

That’s the ones that my grands (all boys) loved – that and the bat wings! And it was so simple using the free template.

Kristen from The Road to Domestication September 25, 2014 - 10:39 am

OH! These are cute!!! And MUCH less messy than CARVING pumpkins, that’s for sure!

Alli September 26, 2014 - 6:57 am

For sure! I hate carving pumpkins and I’m so bad at it, too, even when I use stencils. 🙂

Marilyn September 26, 2014 - 2:32 pm

These are so fun and easy too! 😀

Alli September 26, 2014 - 9:46 pm

I’m all about easy, Marilyn!

Madaline September 30, 2014 - 2:35 am

Alli, I reading over you older posts from this month – and this is SOOOOO cute. Now, I just have to find pumpkins here in Italy! Every time I ask they point me out to this giant (and ugly) gourd things! Also, as a random side note, I bought a vanilla bean and am just waiting for a time to follow your vanilla extract recipe!

Alli September 30, 2014 - 6:54 am

Hope you eventually find that elusive pumpkin! 🙂

Carrie @ Kenarry: Ideas for the Home October 2, 2014 - 9:42 pm

Alli, these ideas are so cute! Thank you for sharing them at Think and Make Thursday. I hope to see you back at the party again next week.

Alli October 3, 2014 - 7:43 am

Thanks for hosting a wonderful party. I’ll be back next week! 🙂

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