What says Fall better than a pumpkin? Honestly, I can’t think of many others. This easy Pumpkin Popsicle Stick Craft is the perfect easy fall craft project that the kids will adore. With its cute face and the simple to follow steps your kids might just want to create a whole pumpkin patch. Any age group can do this craft!
With pumpkin season here my kids are constantly talking about pumpkins! Every time we go to the store they beg to buy pumpkins and of course, I usually say yes because I love to decorate with them. With all the pumpkin talk I thought it was the perfect time to create some pumpkin crafts with them. This pumpkin popsicle stick craft is one of our favorites.
We love it for so many reasons, they are:
- Easy to make.
- Budget-friendly, in fact usually you will have all the supplies already on hand.
- Your kids can easily design a whole pumpkin farm.
- Adaptable to all ages.
- Perfect for letting your kids express their creativity in a fun new way.
- Helps strengthen motor skills.
If your kids love pumpkins as much as mine, be sure to introduce them to this pumpkin cutting practice that are perfect to develop those fine motor skills for all your future craft projects.
While you are at it grab our fall color by number sheets as well.
And if you are looking for another easy fall craft project try our paper pumpkin truck art project as well.
- Popsicle sticks
- Acrylic paint (orange/red & yellow)
- Fuzzy wires
- Pair of googly eyes
- Glue gun & stick
How to Make a Popsicle Pumpkin
- Paint the popsicle sticks orange and let them dry.
- Glue the popsicle sticks together. You can use another popsicle stick and glue it to the back to strengthen the craft.
- Add the pair of googly eyes to the popsicle sticks.
- Draw a mouth, nose, and eyebrows.
- Cut the twig (6 cm), and glue it to the back of the popsicle sticks.
- Create a spiral from the fuzzy wires and add them beside the twig.
- And there you have your easy-peasy POPSICLE PUMPKIN!
Tips and Tricks
- Be careful when using the scissors and the hot glue gun. Try to use a cooler temp glue gun and if you are crafting with younger kids you may want to help them do all the gluing or use a craft glue instead.
- Get creative with your project. Use this as an opportunity to teach your kids about mixing colors when painting. See how many shades of orange they can make when creating a whole pumpkin patch.
- Do your kids love glitter? Add some elements of glitter glue.
- If you are working with a whole class you may want to glue the popsicle sticks together beforehand.
More Pumpkin Ideas…
- Take your child to your local pumpkin patch. While there talk about the different shapes and sizes of pumpkins. Line some up in size order. Feel the different textures of pumpkins that you find. Be sure to pick up a pumpkin to bring home so they can decorate their pumpkin with paint, stickers, temporary tattoos and so much more. Your child will be so proud of their new porch decoration!
- Find a good hill and have a race rolling down like a pumpkin with your child. Your child will love being outside in the fresh air and will develop gross motor skills from all the rolling down, and running up the hill.
- Buy some mini pumpkins, real or craft ones from the store. Show your child how to stack them into a pyramid and take turns building whatever else you find possible. Your child will be entertained by the pumpkins while building focus, problem solving and fine motor skills.
- Try making these Quick Air Fryer Pumpkin Donuts recipe. Cooking with your child can strengthen your bond and teach them a few life skills they will need when they have their own kitchen one day! You could make these donuts and let them cook while you make the Popsicle Pumpkin craft with your child. Sit down with your donut afterward to watch a pumpkin themed show and you have the ultimate pumpkin Fall celebration afternoon!
- Once Halloween is over don’t forget to take all your pumpkins out to the field and smash them. This way the animals can come and eat them.