8 Pumpkin Art Projects for Kids

7 pumpkin art projects for kids

Pumpkin patch season is just around the corner so it’s not too soon to start planning your annual pumpkin art project. I rarely tackle Halloween projects for various reasons, but pumpkins I love. These colorful gourds are accessible to just about anybody and offer bountiful opportunities to teach drawing skills, value, line and shape. How can any art teacher pass that up?

Here are a few of my own favorite lessons that I do just about every year.

Starting from the top and moving along….

Happy Face Pumpkins

Starlight Pumpkin

Autumn Art Collage

Funny Face Pumpkin Project for Kinders

Pumpkin Harvest Collage

Romero Britto Inspired Pumpkin

How to Paint a Pumpkin

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  • karen1975.appleid@gmail.com

    Hi Mrs. Patty,

    I am loving the clay pumpkins. I am a homeschooling mom of three that would love to do this project. Any suggestions for clay that would not utilize a Kiln, but have similar results?

    Thanks for all that you share :)!

    • Patty Palmer

      Hi Karen,
      You can try Crayola air dry clay. It’s not my favorite but it does work reasonably well. You can also order air dry clay from Blick or Nasco art supplies and you may find that it is a bit better. For painting, just use acrylic paints.

  • anne glasser

    I want to thank you for your lessons. We homeschool our 2nd and 3rd graders and purchase your lessons regularly. Not only do our kids enjoy them, my husband and I do also! We love how you tie in the famous artist and give a bit of history. We usually elaborate to include more biography on the person and then look up what their art looks like, then we follow up with one of your lessons.

    People see their art and are in awe at how beautiful it is! Their always impressed when they find out we taught them by using your lessons. Good advertisement for you! 🙂

    Thank you so much for your hard and beautiful work. It is very appreciated and valued.


    Anne 🙂

  • Radek

    Hi Mrs. Patty

    This pumpkins are very nice and creative. I can add this tutorial

    Best Halloween


    free template

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  • Erin

    Love these ideas.

  • Denise

    Thank you

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