Pumpkin Crafting

Inspired by all the Halloween decorations popping up around the neighborhood, Ewan and I got started on a few of our own. While this is by no means a terribly inventive project, I thought it might be nice to give you a little low down in case you and your littles want to get some craft on.


  • White Cardstock
  • Orange Finger Paint
  • Green Construction Paper, cut into stem shapes
  • Black Construction Paper, cut into jack-o-lantern face shapes


  • Give the little one a piece of white cardstock and let them get busy with the orange fingerpaints.
  • When the paint has dried, cut the paper into the shape of a pumpkin. (This could also be done before painting)
  • Depending on age and skill level, let the little one choose face parts. With Ewan, 19 months, we went part by part. First I let him choose the eyes and he glued them on. Nose, Mouth, etc.
  • Add the stem on top and, voila, you have yourself a pumpkin!

An easy project to do with materials on hand and I love the way they look on our front door. It’s the first holiday where our home looks like a kid lives here! Yay!

Next up, handprint spiders. I know you’re excited…