Did you see our stamped apple craft for kids we posted about on our other blog? We used a bath loofah to paint with by turning them into homemade mini loofah stamps.
We also made a stamped pumpkin craft that day and incorporated fingerprints. I love the simplicity of this painting activity. For Halloween, add faces to make jack-o-lanterns. Leave the faces off to keep it a general fall craft for kids.
Stamped Pumpkin Craft Instructions
Place orange paint on a paper plate.
Press the mini loofah on to the paint and then dab off the extra on the paper plate.
Create the stems by making green thumbprints/fingerprints on the top of the pumpkins.
Leave as is or add faces with a black marker or paint.
On some, I chose to use gold glitter glue to make the indented lines seen on pumpkins (and because my daughter loves all things sparkly!).
5 Books About Pumpkins
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We read these pumpkin books this year and last fall that go perfectly with pumpkin crafts:
1. Biscuit Visits the Pumpkin Patch – We love Biscuit books! Biscuit is an adorable puppy who takes you on many different adventures. In this book he visits the pumpkin patch. A must read for younger children!
2. The Pumpkin Patch Parable – We read this one every year. It’s also perfect for those who don’t celebrate Halloween since this book focuses on the Fall harvest. Kids will learn many things from the farmer including growing pumpkins and a wonderful message about God.
3. It’s Pumpkin Time – This book is a fun way for kids to learn the process of a seed turning into a pumpkin and eventually a jack-o-lantern with super cute characters!
4. Autumn Orange – Part of an entire series of books about colors, Autumn orange takes you through the changing of the seasons and all the orange thing you may come across. It’s simple, fun, and easy to read (no paragraphs).
5. Too Many Pumpkins – This one is on our library list for this year. It sounds like a cute, funny story about a lady who hates pumpkins and accidentally ends up planting a whole pumpkin patch! In the end she figures out a way to help others enjoy the pumpkins.