4 Easy-To-Make Pumpkin-Themed Fall Craft DIY

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The most popular holiday of fall is Halloween. Itโ€™s a time to dress up in costumes, watch scary movies, eat candy, and scare the kids. Many people celebrate it by carving pumpkins and decorating their homes with them.

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This article discusses some easy and fun pumpkin themed craft projects you can make.

As autumn approaches, why not make some pumpkin-themed easy activities for you to enjoy. Here are 4 easy-to-make pumpkin-themed fall craft DIY projects you can make at home.

A simple paper plate pumpkin face

Paper plates are a common household item that are used for eating food. They also can serve as a canvas for a lot of fun craft projects at home. Making a pumpkin face out of them is a fun project that children can enjoy and learn a lot from.

Things you need

  • A medium or large size paper plate
  • Orange watercolor
  • A brush
  • A glue stick or liquid glue
  • A black color paper sheet or a black marker
  • A pair of scissors

What to do

These steps are pretty simple, so there shouldn’t be any problems with completing them. Your kids will need a little bit of your guidance and assistance, so they can learn what to do next.

  1. Place the paper plate upside down and paint it entirely with orange watercolor. Leave it to dry while you prepare for other things.
  2. Next, you need to make the eyes, nose, and teeth for the pumpkin.
    Remember that all three things (eyes, nose, and teeth) will be in triangle shape.
    If you plan to use a black marker, once the orange watercolor is fully dried, draw and fill two medium shape triangles at some distance apart on the plate.
  3. Next in the center of the plate both horizontally and vertically, draw and fill a big-sized inverted triangle as the nose of the pumpkin.
  4. Lastly, draw the teeth of the pumpkin. Here, you will need to draw and fill at least seven small-sized triangles. Follow an upward, then downward, and then upward-facing triangular sequence for drawing the teeth.
    If you plan to use a black color sheet, simply cut the triangles in sizes mentioned above (in the case of drawing with a marker) and then paste it with glue.

Your paper plate pumpkin is ready for being used as a wall or door hanging.

A Simple Paper Plate Pumpkin Face

Making a pumpkin face out of them is a fun project that children can enjoy and learn a lot from.


  • A medium or large size paper plate
  • Orange watercolor
  • A black color paper sheet or a black marker


  • A brush
  • A glue stick or liquid glue
  • A pair of scissors

Halloween Favorites

Giant Pumpkin Door Wreath

You may be tired of making traditional Christmas wreaths, but why not try making one out of a real pumpkin?

Things you need

  • A giant pumpkin
  • A black marker or black oil color
  • A brush
  • A knife

What to do

  • Cut the giant pumpkin exactly into half from top to bottom. If your kids arenโ€™t familiar with cutting fruits or using a knife at all, you need to cut the pumpkin in half for them.
  • Remove the insides. 
  • Next, paint or draw an eye, nose, and some teeth in a triangle shape on the outside of the pumpkin. 
  • Let the paint dry and then with the help of a hook, you can hang the pumpkin on your door or any wall in your house.

Spray-painted decorations for pumpkins

Pumpkins can be used in many ways as decorations for your home, and they can be used to create a very realistic looking pumpkin pie.

Things you need

  • A few small pumpkins
  • Spray paints preferably in golden, silver, and bronze or copper color
  • A nice small basket or wooden tray

What to do

  • Spray-paint the pumpkins completely with different colors. Do not multi-color any pumpkin. Spray-paint an entire pumpkin in a single color only.
  • Once dried, place them in a basket or a wooden tray and use as a decoration piece. If needed, place some dried leaves or acorns as well between them.

Card stock paper strip and pumpkin

Things you need

  • A few card stock paper sheets preferably in autumn colors for pumpkin i.e. orange, yellow, brown, etc., and a green one for making leaves.
  • A pair of scissors
  • A hole punch machine
  • A piece of fish wire or normal wire to tie the strips of paper.

What to do

  • Cut the different color card paper sheets into 6-8 strips of equal length and width.
  • Cut a few leaves from the green color card paper sheet.
  • Next, make a stack of 6-8 strips of a single color and make a hole at both ends of the strips.
  • Make sure to place the leaf at one end while making the hole.
  • Next, pass the wire in each hole of this stack 2-3 times and tie a knot.
  • Now bend the stack and gently separate each strip.
  • Once all the strips have been separated, a sphere would have formed, making your pumpkin.

There are tons of creative DIY Halloween craft ideas based on pumpkin themes. We have covered the ones for different age groups. We are sure this will help your kids learn a lot and inspire them to come up with different craft ideas of their own as well.

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