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!
Pumpkin Puffy Paint
Whip up a batch of this scented, pumpkin puffy paint with your kiddos. Once you’ve made the puffy paint recipe you are ready to make some cheery pumpkin crafts for preschoolers, toddlers, kindergartners, grade 1, and grade 2 students. Kids will proud to display theif fall crafts on windowns, doors, bulletin boards, and more! Whether you are a parent, teacher, or homeschooler – you will love this autumn craft perfect for harvest time.
Puffy Paint Recipe
All you need to whip up a batch of this quick and easy puffy paint recipe are a couple common materials:
- white shaving cream
- white school glue
- food coloring – orange is what we used
- pumpkin spice seasoning (to make it scented)
- orange glitter
How to Make Puffy Paint
Mix together the glue, shaving cream, and food coloring until the color is even. You can add pumpkin pie spice to make it scented if you like. We like to add glitter sometimes at this point.
Pumpkin Craft for Kids
Put 2/3rds of the puffy paint in a ziplock bag. Keep the rest in the bowl to make darker for contrast puffy paint later on =)
Close the ziplock bag and use scissors to snip off the corner for the puffy paint to come out. This is the same technique as I use to pipe frosting on cookies and cake.
You will want to use slighly heavier paper because of the weight of the puffy paint. On a piece of cardstock or construction paper pipe the outline of your pumpkin or fall shape.
Pumpkin Crafts for Preschoolers
Add more puffy paint and spread with a craft stick to fill in the pumpkin so it isn’t too thick.
Cut out a green stem out of construction paper and slip it in the top.
Fall Crafts for Preschoolers
Put the slighly darker orange puffy paint from the bowl into a ziplock bag. Seal and once again cut the end. The smaller the hole the thinner the line and easier to control. A bigger hole goes on THICK and quickly.
Use the bag to pipe the outline to the pumpkin and some details like the ridges.
October crafts for kids
Before the project dries, cut out silly, spook, or scary eyes, nose and mouth from black construction paper and set on top of your pumpkin. Press down just slightly so it sticks but doens’t get burried in the puffy paint.
Add details if you like like squirly lines, vines, etc.
Halloween craft for kids
We made dots around the jack o lantern to give the project some more dimmension and interst.
This is such a fun way to celebrate harvest with pretty, cheerful pumpkin activities for kids of all ages. Their are so many ways to personalize the project. I love doing this in the classroom and having a bulletin board fully of cute pumpkins.
Pumpkin Activity for Kids
- Homemade Halloween Silly Putty Activities
- How to Make Pumpkin Slime
- Taste Safe Pumpkin Clay for Kids
- Spookley the Square Pumpkin Shape Activity with homemade Pumpkin Playdough
- Super cute parts of a pumpkin craft to help kids learn the parts of a pumpkin
- Grab this free Pumpkin Life Cycle Worksheets pack to learn about the life cycle of pumpkins
- Printable, Cut-and-Paste Pumpkin Life Cycle Worksheet
- Simple Skittles Pumpkin Science Experiment
- EASY Pumpkin Volcano Science Experiments
- Dissapearing Flying Ghost Halloween Science Experiment
Halloween Science Experiments
- Errupting Halloween Pumpkin Volcano Science Experiments
- Not-so-Spooky Halloween Ghost Science Experiment
- Exploding Pumpkin Science Experiment for October
- Dissolving Candy Halloween Science Experiments
- Frankenworms Halloween Science Experiment
- Melting Pumpkins Science Experiment for October
- EASY Static Electricity Ghost Experiment
- Halloween Lava Lamp Science Experiment
- Use your leftover Halloween candy to try some of these candy science experiments, or this water displacement with candy, or this fun candy STEM idea.
- Pumpkin Counting activity that uses free printable and pumpkin candy corn to count and trace
- Count to 20 Pumpkin Playdough Mats
- Practice skip counting with this hands-on pumpkin math activity
- Super cute, free printable pumpkin addition game
- Fall Addition Sticker Worksheets are a fun, hands-on math worksheet
- Pumpkin Shape Matching Game to practice shape recognition with kids
- Make practicing math fun with this super cute, Pumpkin Patch Math Game
- These fun, reusable pumpkin math worksheets are super cute and make practicing addition fun for kindergartners
- Work on color words with this free pumpkin worksheets for preschoolers
- Pumpkin Matching Game
- Even older students will have fun getting in on the pumpkin theme with these multiplication pumpkin math puzzles
- These order of operation puzzles are another fun pumpkin math activity for older students.
Plus don’t miss our yummy pumpkin recipes for fall:
- Best Pumpkin Pie Recipe
- Easy Pumpkin Waffles
- Cute Pumpkin Krispy Treats
- Deliciuos Pumpkin Chili
- Crockpot Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal
- Lava Cake Pumpkin Dessert
- 40 Yummy Pumpkin Recipes
- Everyone’s Favorite Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread