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Pumpkin Thanksgiving Crafts for Preschoolers

Our Pumpkin Thanksgiving crafts for preschoolers will help you create some beautiful decorations with even the littlest of children!

Pumpkin made out of construction paper

Thanksgiving is a time when the family gets together to have a big, yummy supper with turkey and all of the fixings. You can use this Thanksgiving kids craft as a centerpiece for that Thanksgiving dinner.

It’s a very simple craft and easy for any age to create. If the kids are younger just use some kid safe scissors and you’re all set.

Pumpkin Centerpiece – Thanksgiving Construction Paper Crafts for Preschool

Create a few of these pumpkins in different sizes to set all over the dinner table as decorations. You can also use different styles of paper, like patterned or sparkly paper from your local craft store.

Kids will have a blast helping decorate the tables for Thanksgiving dinner.

Craft Supplies:

Supplies for making a paper pumpkin for Thanksgiving

  • construction Paper
  • glue
  • scissors

Age Range:

3+ years old

Time to Complete:

15-20 minutes

Step #1:

Cut out eight 1 inch stripes of orange construction paper. If the children are very young, an adult can cut these out in advance. This is great for fine motor skills and helps teach kids patience!

Orange strips of paper

Step #2:

Take one of your strips and bend it into a circle. Glue this in place. 

pumpkin craft with paper step by step process

Continue to add each of your eight strips around the original circle you made. Glue each one to the previous you added.

how to make a 3D pumpkin from paper

Step #3:

Use a brown piece of construction paper for the stem. Cut out a strip of the brown paper and roll it into a tube shape. Glue it in place on top of where you glued all your circles.

3d pumpkin thanksgiving craft

Other fun ideas to add to these thanksgiving crafts for preschoolers:

  • Use a green pipe cleaner for the stem top of the pumpkin
  • Stuff the center with crumpled orange tissue paper
  • Paint your orange construction paper with glitter paint
  • Use decorative patterned paper instead of plain orange construction paper
  • Use this same centerpiece for Halloween first by adding a Jack o’lantern face!

With these preschooler thanksgiving pumpkin crafts you have a simple way to make fancy decorations for Thanksgiving!

These pumpkin crafts for preschoolers are a great way to involve even the very young kids in decorating for the big day.

If you want ideas for older kids, why not encourage them to do a realistic pumpkin drawing

Younger kids may also enjoy making my cute pumpkin face from paper

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More Thanksgiving crafts for kids

If you enjoyed this Thanksgiving craft, we have tons more! Below is a list of some of the many ideas we have come up with:

Home-made Napkin Holders: We can make fun festive napkin holders out of paper rolls.

Handprint Turkey: Here’s using your hands! Make a “hand made” turkey for the wall.

Turkey Appetizer: Turkey for dinner? Here’s a turkey filled with popcorn for an appetizer.

Turkey Snack Cups: Recycle those empty fruit cups into cut mini turkeys to fill with nuts or sweets.

We have also made a ton of seasonal crafts too. Check out these fall crafts for kids!

This pumpkin centerpiece in one of my favorite Thanksgiving crafts for preschoolers #kidscrafts #thanksgiving #preschoolercrafts #easycraftsforkids

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