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Halloween Popsicle Stick Pumpkins Craft – A Fun Jack-O-Lantern Project!

These popsicle stick pumpkins are so cute, and such fun Halloween projects for kids! They will love painting these Jack-O-Lanterns, they are a really cute pumpkin art projects.

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Halloween Popsicle Stick Pumpkins Craft

Are you looking for fun Halloween art projects to do with your family this October? We love to get into the spirit of the season, and we have a fun idea to try making this Halloween! In the past, we’ve made some Halloween ghost pops and, one of our favorites, this DIY Halloween Candy Wreath to put on the door for our trick or treaters when we’re not home on Halloween night. This easy pumpkin crafts involves painting and making a Jack-O-Lantern face, great for hands on young children that are preschool and early elementary age. 

Pumpkin art projects for kids - fall popsicle stick crafts

Whether you choose to use these as home decor (like we did), give them as gifts, or just love to make fun projects, this Jack-O-Lantern craft is a good one to try. To make this pumpkin popsicle sticks craft, all you need are a few items that you more than likely already have at home. If not, I will link you to where you can buy everything in the materials list below. It’s time to roll up those sleeves and get crafty with these popsicle stick pumpkins!

Pumpkin art projects – popsicle stick Jack-O-Lanterns

Materials needed:

Making popsicle stick pumpkins craft

Step 1: Make the wooden pumpkin craft base (this step is for an adult)

To get started, align 11-12 popsicle sticks vertically next to each other, side-by-side. Heat your glue gun and add glue to two popsicle sticks. Adhere them horizontally to the back of the pumpkin craft base, one at the top, one at the bottom, making sure all popsicle sticks are close together and touching. Allow this to cool for a few minutes.

Step 2: Paint that pumpkin!

Lay down some newspaper to protect your table and set up the paint. Flip the wooden pumpkin craft base over to the front and have your child begin painting. Make sure they cover the whole thing with orange paint, just like a real pumpkin. If you can paint thin layers, it will help the popsicle stick pumpkins dry faster.

Halloween arts and crafts - how to make a popsicle stick pumpkin

Step 3: Add the Jack-O-Lantern faces

As you allow the paint on your pumpkin art project to dry, help your child draw and cut out the pieces of the Jack-O-Lantern’s face. Grab the black construction paper and use a pencil to draw two triangles for the eyes, a smaller single triangle for the nose, and a creative mouth with some missing teeth. Once they are happy with these pieces, cut them out and glue them pencil side down with school glue.

Pumpkin art - Glue on pipe cleaner pumpkin stem

Step 4: Attach the pipe cleaner pumpkin stem (this step is for an adult)

Cut your pipe cleaner in half and twist it around your index finder to give it a coiled look. Squeeze out a puddle of hot glue on the back at the top of the pumpkin and affix coiled pumpkin stem to your liking. Make sure it is sticking out over the top so it can be seen from the other side. And there you have it, your very own popsicle stick pumpkins craft, an easy Halloween projects for kids!

Easy pumpkin crafts for kids - popsicle stick pumpkins jack-o-lantern craft

I love cute Halloween arts and crafts!

I sure hope you enjoy making these popsicle stick pumpkins, they were easy enough for young kids and came out really cute. Make sure you (the adult) are the one handling the hot glue gun in steps 1 and 4 above, I don’t want any children burning their fingers! If you do make this pumpkin popsicle stick craft, let me know how it turned out in the comments below! Here are a few more fun Halloween projects for kids…

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