Simple Halloween Craft: Paper pumpkins

Decorating paper pumpkins

All three kids really enjoyed decorating this simple Halloween Craft, decorating pumpkins I cut out of orange construction paper!

Completed finished pumpkins

I love how clear it is which pumpkin belongs to which child!

MaryAnne lives in Silicon Valley with her Stanford professor husband Mike and their four children. She writes about parenting through education, creativity, and play. Mama Smiles - Joyful Parenting is a space to share crafts, hands on learning activities, and family outings that enrich lives and bring families together.

13 thoughts on “Simple Halloween Craft: Paper pumpkins”

  1. Such a precious photo of Emma, Johnny and Lily decorating their pumpkins. Their creations are delightful.

    Often when Blakie is having a grumpy day, I will offer him our spray bottle and all is well again with the world. Ahh, the power of a spray bottle. Sav and Blake really enjoy using coloured pens on paper towels and then using a spray bottle (containing water) to spray over their paper towel creations – simple fun.

    Your children are going to enjoy using their Halloween countdown chain they made. A countdown is always a wonderful thing to do when you are really looking forward to an event.
    .-= Elise´s last blog ..Its A Date! =-.

  2. Sometimes the best crafts are the simplest! I was going to do this for our mom’s club halloween party today. (I ended up getting sticker pumpkin making kits from Michael’s but I think these would have been more fun. I was just too lazy to cut out 30 pumpkins). I should do your idea with my boy too. :)
    .-= lynn´s last blog ..Alphabet Crafts- A to E =-.

  3. I wanted to say thank you for what you said about my photo on Feature Yourself Friday. I have just started taking pictures and find so much inspiration in my rugged west texas surroundings =)

  4. Elisa | blissfulE

    Love seeing their personalities shining through their creativity!
    .-= Elisa | blissfulE´s last blog ..7 quick takes- changes and improvements =-.

  5. Two Chicks and a Hen

    What a fun, easy activity. I love the hats they’re wearing too :).
    .-= Two Chicks and a Hen´s last blog ..Kneading Warm Playdough- Adding the Color After Cooking =-.

  6. Cute Pumpkins! I love how it worked well for the different age groups :)
    .-= Philippa´s last blog ..We Play – Outside Footprint Painting =-.

  7. Christie - Childhood 101

    I too love the distinct nature of each pumpkin which so clearly represents the age and stage of each of your beautiful children’s development. So very sweet :)
    .-= Christie – Childhood 101´s last blog ..Kids Books 101- 7 Things to Notice On the Cover =-.

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