Finding activities to keep the little ones entertained on days when is rainy or cold isn’t that hard… It’s finding something my four-year-old and my one-year-old can both do without one of them ending up bored. But even though my son is three years younger than his sister, he still tries to do everything she does. (Which makes craft days like these so much fun!)
My kids and I are having fun coming up with new fall themed projects -like these pumpkin crafts. I really tried to keep things simple when picking the different activities we were going to do. While making a huge glitter pumpkin sounds good in theory, in this house, glitter is never a good thing. So, as usual, when I’m looking for a toddler crafts I’m looking for two things. 1. Both kids will have fun 2. It won’t make a huge mess. So we ended up choosing three different activities.
I started with a thumbkin patch because it was my favorite of the three. The kids just stuck their thumbs (and a few other fingers for my youngest) into the orange paint and then left their prints on the page. Once the prints all dried I added the stems and vines and that was all there was to it. We filled up a few different sheets of paper, and it got a bit jumbled at one point but they had a blast and I got a few pictures to hang on my fridge.
Once the prints all dried I added the stems and vines and that was all there was to it. We filled up a few different sheets of paper, and it got a bit jumbled at one point but they had a blast and I got a few cute pictures to hang on my fridge.
As you can imagine after filling a few pages with thumbprints both kids had paint on their entire hands so we took full advantage of the situation and made handprint pumpkins as well. Again this was one that we did over and over on different paper. We changed the color of the paper a few times and the kids were excited to see the paint look like a different color as well. Again, once the paint dried I added the stem and face to each handprint.
Again this was one that we did over and over on different paper. We changed the color of the paper a few times and the kids were excited to see the paint look like a different color on each page. Again, once the paint dried I added the stem and face to each handprint and we were done!
Construction Paper Pumpkins
This one was probably the easiest considering there was no paint involved which meant very little cleanup. I also love that this project doubled as home decor- I now have two cute little pumpkins sitting on my desk.
All we did was take a piece of construction paper and cut it into 1 inch thick strips. Then, I made a circle with the first strip and secured it with a stapler. I then added two more strips, making them into circles as well and stapling them into place. We then added the face by cutting eyes and a mouth out of black construction paper. ( We actually tried using marker first but the mouth looked a little funny since the pumpkin isn’t all one piece.) The last step was to cut out a little green piece to add the stem.
And that’s it! We had so much fun doing our pumpkin crafts that we ended up carving our real pumpkins too! Let me know in the comments what your favorite Fall crafts are!
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