This Halloween, forget store-bought decorations. Instead, get crafty with your little pumpkins and make seasonally-inspired artwork featuring fall’s favorite gourd. From smiling jack-o-lantern sun catchers to magnets that will display your ghouls and goblins fantastic creations, these activities are the perfect way to get your home ready for All Hallows Eve.
photo: Bargain Briana
Put all those puzzles with missing pieces to good use. This pumpkin shaped decoration is easy enough for crafters of any age to assemble. Check out the how-to over at Bargain Briana.
photo: Glue Sticks & Gum Drops
Bibbity, Bobbity, Beads!
Pipe cleaners and pony beads are all you’ll need to create this autumn craft. Great for exercising fine motor skills, check out the step-by-step instructions over at Glue Sticks & Gum Drops.
photo: Crafts on Sea
Pumpkin in the Sun
There’s no need to wait until nightfall to watch this jack-o-lantern glow. Made to look like stained glass, you’ll find the how-to at Crafts on Sea.
photo: Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas
Oodles of Noodles
Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas added food coloring to pasta pinwheels and macaroni elbows, transforming the classic crafting medium in the materials her girls needed to make pasta pumpkins. Find out how to color your own pasta here.
photo: Frugal Mom Eh!
Using apples, another favorite fall produce, this easy art project from Frugal Mom Eh! definitely gets our stamp of approval. Perfect for making classic pumpkins, you can add faces to create jack-o-lanterns!
photo: The Simple Parent
photo: This Girl’s Life Blog
Stick It to ‘Em
This festive magnet doubles as festive refrigerator decor. Easy to make, the kids will love using it display all their fall artwork. Part of a set that includes a wickedly cute witch and adorable scarecrow, check out the how-to at This Girl’s Life Blog.
photo: Buggy and Buddy
This great upcycled craft from Buggy and Buddy puts empty toilet paper rolls to good use. Filled with stickers or sweet treats, they also double as seasonal table decor.
photo: Life is a Lullaby
We love how Life is a Lullaby transformed tiny mason jars into whimsical, shimmering jack-o-lanterns that double as candy holders and decor. The kids will love crafting their own too\thy grins. Find the how-to and materials here.
photo: The Benson Street
Emily at The Benson Street knows that the refrigerator isn’t the only place to display magnets. These adorable pumpkins and jack-o-lanterns add a festive flair to any magnetic service. Check out the how-to here.
Which craft will you and your little pumpkins make this year? Share with us in the comments.
— Lauren Hill