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Fun-to-Make Yarn Pumpkins Craft for Kids

If you are looking for a really cute pumpkin arts and crafts to try in October, you will love these pretty yarn pumpkins. This pumpkin craft for kids uses a simple technique with a balloon, orange yarn, and glue to make a lovely decoration this fall. Try this craft pumpkin ideas with preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade or 4th graders.

If you are looking for a really cute pumpkin arts and crafts to try in October, you will love these pretty yarn pumpkins. This pumpkin craft for kids uses a simple technique with a balloon, orange yarn, and glue to make a lovely decoration this fall. Try this craft pumpkin ideas with preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade or 4th graders.

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Some pumpkin crafts are all about process and others are all about a well-polished finished product. This pumpkin craft project is both! The yarn pumpkin craft is really fun-to-make and produces a stunning result too which you will be proud to display in your home. THis pumpkin crafts for preschoolers, kindergartners, grade 1, grade 2, grade 3, and grade 4 students.  Whether you are a parent, teacher, or homeschooler Рthis is a fun october craft for kids to make as they are celebrating Autumn.

12″ Balloon (s) orange yarn E elmer’s glue saran wrap green pipe cleaners bowl

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All you need to try this super cute and fun-to-make yarn pumpkin craft are a few simple materials you may already have at home:

  • 12‚Ä≥ Balloon (s)
  • orange yarn E
  • elmer‚Äôs glue
  • saran wrap
  • green pipe cleaners
  • bowl

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Start by blowing up the 12″ balloon about half full and tie the end. You don’t want to blow it up all the way because the shape would be too long and not look like a round pumpkin.

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Wrap the balloon in saran wrap. This step will save you from peeling the yarn off the balloon later.

Yarn Pumpkin Craft

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Tie a strand of yawn around the knotted end of the balloon. Hang the balloon off the strand of yarn so you can easily reach it. I used our kitchen table lamp and had it hang over the kitchen table to contain the possible mess. You could also do this outside on a tree branch.

Pour glue into a bowl. If you are using the standard 4 oz bottle, I would suggest pouring about half of the glue out first so you don’t waste it if you don’t use it all.

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Take a strand of yarn, about an arms length and dunk it in the glue. Swirl the yarn in the bowl until you soak it entirely with glue. As you lift the yarn out of the bowl run it through two fingers to remove any excess glue. Again, you don’t want it all off, but you don’t want the project to drip on your table either.¬† Wrap the glue-soaked yarn around the balloon. Repeat the process with yarn running over other pieces in every which direciton until you are satisfied with the amount of yarn on the balloon.

Leave the yarn-covered balloon for 24 hours to let the glue dry.

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Don’t try and deflate the balloon before you are 100% sure the glue dried, or else the whole thing will collapse. You can use the time to repeat with a slightly different shade of orange yarn.

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Carefully use scissors to pop the balloon. Now slowly pull the saran wrapthrough a small opening to remove and disgard.

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Make the vine by wrapping a green pipe cleaner around a pencil.  You will also want to double up a brown chenille stick for the stem

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Insert one end of the pipe cleaners into the pumpkin and rotate them slightly to secure them in place.

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I just love how cute these pumpkins turn out. And although it does take some time because of the drying, the amount of effort is minimal. I love having two differetn shades of orange to display on a shelf for decorating my house for fall ya’ll.

Cute yarn pumpkins are a fun-to-make pumpkin arts and crafts to try in October with a technique using a balloon, orange yarn, and glue.

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Next time I will make a bigger one and a smaller one for a contrast of not only colors, but size too. And of course you could choose to make unique colors, or other variations to personalize this pumpkin project further.

 

This super cute, simple pumpkin craft for kids is sure to be a hit with your children. Simply print the free printable pumkin craft template and hole punch paint swatch samples to create a truly beautiful fall craft for preschool, pre-k, toddler, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, and 3rd graders. Not only does this autumn craft have a rich, deep color, but it is great for strengthening hand muscles and refining that pincer grasp too.  If you are looking for a really cute pumpkin arts and crafts to try in October, you will love these pretty yarn pumpkins. This pumpkin craft for kids uses a simple technique with a balloon, orange yarn, and glue to make a lovely decoration this fall. Try this craft pumpkin ideas with preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade or 4th graders.  Grab some orange paint swatch samples, this pumpin template, scissors, and glue and you are ready to make a super cute pumpkin craft for kids.  The different shades of orange create a truly beautiful fall craft for preschool, pre-k, toddler, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, and 3rd graders.  Simply print the free printable pumkin craft template and you are ready for this fun pumpkin activities perfect for October, fall, Autumn, and harvest time.

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This quick and easy pumpkin puffy paint recipes is great for making really pretty and fun-to-make fall pumpkins. we will show you how to make puffy paint to use in pumpkin crafts for kids. These fall crafts are great for toddlers, preschoolers, kindergartners, grade 1, and grade 2 students. This open-ended autumn craft is sure to be a favorite at your house! This super cute a Jack-o-Lantern craft is quick and easy to make. This Halloween lantern DIY uses common supplies you already have at home to make the jack o lantern paper craft. Make one of the pumpkin lanterns craft or a whole punch to line your stairs or hang. Use these halloween craft ideas with toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, and 2nd graders too. This super cute name craft is perfect for October! Simply print the spider printable pdf to make this name craft for preschoolers, toddlers, and kindergartners. Children will work on letter recogniton and learning their name as they make the spider craft and add in all the spider letters of their name. This is such a fun halloween activity! Are your kids still as crazy about slime recipes as mine are? You HAVE to try this EASY cornstarch slime made from gummy worms! This gummy slime is perfect for an insect theme, bug theme, or halloween activity for kids! Your kids will love that this recipe makes edible slime that is fun to play and taste. Use this halloween slime and worm activity for kids from toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, and 4th graders too.

This quick and easy homemade silly putty recipe is perfect to fill your October with fun pumpkin activities. For this diy silly putty all you need are a few common materials to make this outrageously fun play recipe. Use this halloween activities for kids from toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, and 2nd grade as part of a pumpkin theme or halloween theme.Celebrate fall with this pumpkin slime recipe perfect for October. All you need are a few simple supplies and I will show you how to make pumpkin slime! This halloween slime makes EPIC fun and halloween activities for kids from toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, and 2nd graders too!Kids will have fun rolling the dough to make pumpkins and Halloween Jack-o-Lanterns with this taste safe pumpkin clay! This pumpkin playdough is perfect for October, harvest, fall, and pumpkin activities! This pumpkin play dough recipe is perfect for toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, and 2nd graders. Whip up a batch of this pumpkin playdough to use as a book activity with Spookley the Square Pumpkin! Children can use the pumpkin pie playdough to form different shapes for a fun halloween activity for preschool, toddler, pre-k, kindergarten, and first graders. These pumpkin activities are a great extension activity for our favorite Octoober book for kids.

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Plus don’t miss our favorite pumpkin books for preschoolers these fun FREE Fall Do a Dot Printables,¬†and Preschool Pumpkin Theme

parts-of-a-pumpkin-craft-and-free-pumpkin-printables I just LOVE simple science activities that help my kids explore the world around them and wonder WHY things happen. This halloween skittles project allows kids to explore how colors diffuse with a really pretty and fun pumpkin science experiment. This halloween activities is perfect for toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, and first graders too.  pumpkin science expeirments Looking for a spooky science experiment? Kids of all ages will be mesmorized by this flying ghost science experiment! Besides having fun with a clever halloween science experiment, studnets will be learning about how hot air rises. Try this halloween activity for kids of all ages from toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, and 3rd graders too.

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You've probably heard of the dancing raisins science project, well seeing as those it's October and Halloween is just around the corner I decided to make a more relevant theme. This frankenworms experiment demonstrates the same chemical reaction with baking soda and vinegar, but with fun halloween activities. This halloween science experiment is perfect for all ages from toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, and up. Kids will have fun exploring scientific principals with this melting pumpkins project perfect for October. This simle pumpkin science experiment allows toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, and first graders to explore a chemical reaction and cause and effect. Not only will children learn about simple chemistry through this baking soda and vinegar experiment, but they will aslo have loads of fun with halloween activities.This silly and fun static electricity experiment is a great way to play and learn about science while having fun with halloween activities. All you need to try this ghost experiment is a balloon, tissue paper, and a marker. This Halloween science experiment is fun for toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, and 2nd graders too.halloween activities for kids

Halloween Science Experiments

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If you are looking for a fun, hands-on fall math activity, you are going to love this Candy Corn Math! These free printable Candy Corn Multiplication and candy corn division puzzles make it fun for 3rd and 4th grade students to sneak in some fun math practice during October and November! We love educational activities and free math games to make learning fun! Super cute alphabet activity for preschoolers and kindegartnerrs - candy corn phonics puzzles super cute counting activity using candy corn fall candy and free printable turkey counting mats

Candy Corn Activities

Looking for more candy corn activities for kids? You will love all these creative ideas!

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Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is the creative multi-tasking creator of 123 Homeschool 4 Me. As a busy homeschooling mother of six, she strives to create hands-on learning activities and worksheets that kids will love to make learning FUN! She has created over 1 million pages of printables to help teach kids ABCs, science, English grammar, history, math, and so much more! Beth is also the creator of 2 additional sites with even more educational activities and FREE printables - www.kindergartenworksheetsandgames.com and www.preschoolplayandlearn.com

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