Perfect Pumpkin Crafts

by Tara Arichabala

Take your pumpkins from ordinary to extraordinary with these fun and simple pumpkin crafts. Your house will be sure to catch the eyes of everyone. We’ve found some great crafts from Martha Stewart, Family Fun, Better Homes and Gardens and more.

Gourd Family

Leave it to Martha Stewart to think of some amazing pumpkin projects for kids. This one reminds me of a snowman family. It’s easy for the kids to do and requires little carving.  You can even change it up a bit and use decorations of your choice. Get a bunch of gourds and start creating!!!

Find the step by step directions here.

http://www.marthastewart.com/269611/gourd-family?backto=true&backtourl=/photogallery/pumpkin-projects#slide_2

 

Finding Nemo Character Pumpkin

This Nemo clown fish design is sure to please any Nemo fan. Watch as the pumpkin turns into a fish before your eyes.  This is a very easy craft for ages 3 and up.  Parents will likely need to help with the painting.

Click link for step by step directions.

http://www.kids-party-paradise.com/finding-nemo-character.html#nemo01

 

Frank ‘n’ Friends

Its Frankenstein!!!!  Create either Frankenstein, a witch,  mummy or count. Or make them all!  These amazing pumpkin crafts are made using limes and various household items. This project is sure to be a hit with the entire family.

Find step by step instructions and templates here.

http://familyfun.go.com/crafts/frank-n-friends-674614/

 

Pumpkin Ballerina

Your prima ballerina will love this pumpkin ballerina.  The pumpkin ballerina is fairly simple. Kids should be able to do this with little help.  It using easy to find materials and allows your children to get creative.   I love the tulle tutu on this.  Get a bunch of pumpkins to create your own dance class!

Find the step by step directions here.

http://www.bhg.com/halloween/pumpkin-decorating/pumpkin-ballerina/

 

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