Kick-Start Creativity: Crafting with Pumpkins

Written by Sandra, staff member, Keshen Goodman Public Library

Spookify your space! Halloween is right around the corner.  Grab a pumpkin—real, or craft—and get the kids busy decorating! No carving required.

What you'll need

Hunt up some items to glue on, or find some paint and come up with a colourful paint pattern. For my pumpkin, I chose to glue on some real leaves from my yard.

  • Pumpkin
  • Glue
  • Paint
  • Decorations (leaves, string, beads, etc.)

Step 1

Wash your pumpkin and let it dry thoroughly.

Step 2

Drizzle some glue randomly around the stem of your pumpkin and added some green glitter.  

Step 3

After your decorations dry, use gold paint to make drips over it all for a little shine. My pumpkin will remain inside the house, so that the rain and wind will not affect it.  

Let’s see what you can create with a pumpkin and whatever decorations you might find in your home or yard.  Share your creations on social media using #KickstartCreativityHfX!