Pumpkin stamping is the perfect activity for toddlers and preschoolers to get messy and explore pumpkins and artistic expression.
The minute I saw the tiny pumpkins at the grocery store, I knew we were going to do pumpkin stamping art. It’s simple, and kids love exploring the guts and seeds.
We’ve done this in our apple theme, with apples of course. The patterns that the pumpkins make is different, and because there are so many pumpkin varieties, every art piece is going to look unique!
The hardest part about this activity is cutting the pumpkins in half. The smaller they are, the harder it is!
And don’t even attempt to slice through the stem.
WHILE YOU’RE PLANNING YOUR PUMPKIN THEME:
- Check out my Pumpkin Unit here. (Use code PUMPKIN25 for 25% off) If you join my Preschool Program Membership, you’ll get a major discount on all past Unit Studies, and 2 brand new units included each month!
- Here are 25 Pumpkin Activities for your Preschooler’s Pumpkin theme!
- Here’s a list of Pumpkin Books for your Pumpkin Unit Study.
- Here are 25 Pumpkin Crafts for your Preschooler
- Here’s a list of 16 Fun & Delicious Pumpkin-Themed Snacks for your Kids
- Here are some fun Pumpkin Facts for Kids
- Learn how to Process Pumpkin Puree from a Pumpkin with your Kids
Pumpkin Activities & Crafts We’ve Done at the Moore Homestead:
- Anatomy of a Pumpkin
- Wash the Pumpkins Sensory Activity
- Pumpkin Patch Invitation to Play
- DIY Pumpkin Pie Moon Sand
- Pumpkin Suncatchers Craft
- Pumpkin Boats Activity
- Fluffy Pumpkin Slime
- Pumpkin Bubbles Science Experiment
- How to Dye Pumpkin Seeds for Sensory Play and Crafts
- Pumpkin Seed Name Craft
- Pumpkin Shape Sorter
- Pumpkin Volcano Science Experiment
- Pumpkin Paper Plate Craft
- Pumpkin Soup Activity
- Pumpkin Sticker Play for Toddlers
- Pumpkin Squish Bag for Babies & Toddlers
- Painting Pumpkins Art Activity
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Pumpkin Stamping Art
By the end, my son was covered in paint, and it was splattered all over the table. In other words, it was exactly what he needed that day! Laughing and giggling and getting out some of his “crazies.”
I highly recommend this activity to anyone with a child 2-5. The cleanup is absolutely worth it.
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