Pumpkin Painting for Kids

Pumpkin Painting for Kids is perfect for getting creative and practicing fine motor skills with your kids this Fall! Don’t forget to add this painting for kids activity to your next Fall preschool theme!

collage of pumpkin painting images with text: Pumpkin Process Art Painting for KidsThis year the little guy and baby girl decorated pumpkin in a bit of an unconventional way. Instead of carving pumpkins, we painted them! After all, who doesn’t love Pumpkin Painting for Kids? This was such a quick and easy Halloween process art activity.

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child painting mini pumpkinPumpkin art is the perfect process art activity for preschoolers for kindergartners this Fall. And of course, mini pumpkin painting is great for encouraging creative thinking and problem-solving skills in your classroom or homeschool. Not to mention encouraging your little learners to practice important fine motor skills with this cute Halloween pumpkin craft.

child making pumpkin process artCreate abstract art, paint faces, or explore paint pouring techniques with these easy pumpkin painting ideas for kids. Either way, your children’s adorable Halloween painted pumpkins make wonderful decorations.

child using paintbrush to paint mini pumpkinThere are so many amazing benefits to creating these painted pumpkins for kids. Process art is perfect for building communication skills as you’re having back and forth conversations with your preschoolers and kindergartners, discussing the colors and techniques they’re using, and even practicing important listening skills.

child pouring paint over mini pumpkinI’m willing to bet that your little learners will have lots of mini pumpkin painting ideas. After all, process art is perfect for exploring new materials and mediums.

child's pumpkin process artKeep reading for even more Halloween printables and activities for preschoolers and kindergartners!

pumpkin process art made from paint and mini pumpkinPumpkin Painting

What you’ll need

  • Paint
  • Plastic Tray
  • Small Plastic Cups
  • Pumpkins
  • Paint Brushes

Here’s how to do it

  • Put some paint in each of the small plastic cups.
  • Set out a plastic tray with the pumpkins, paintbrushes, and paint.
  • Encourage your little kids to get creative.

children's painted mini pumpkins We grabbed mini pumpkins from our local grocery store, but you could use any size pumpkin. The possibilities are endless with this quick and easy pumpkin painting for kids.

child painting mini pumpkin with paintbrushHalloween is one of our favorite holidays and we still have lots of awesome ideas for little kids to share, so definitely keep an eye out for even more Fall learning fun!

painted mini pumpkinHalloween Preschool Theme

We’ve shared so many quick & easy Halloween ideas in the last year, which means you’re sure to find something your preschoolers and kindergartners will love.

You can use these engaging and hands-on ideas to put together an entire week of Halloween-themed fun that your little kids are sure to remember. Make pumpkin process art, grab a few free printables, and of course, don’t forget to add some pumpkin read alouds.



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collage of pumpkin painting images with text: Quick & Easy Pumpkin Painting for Kids

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