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Are you looking for a fun way to decorate pumpkins that does not involve carving? Last week I shared a post featuring our drip painted pumpkins. And this week I’m sharing another kid-friendly and creative way to decorate pumpkins – tissue paper pumpkins!
For this activity, I gathered the following materials:
- A pumpkin for each kid
- A large paint brush
- Some watered down glue (I added a bit of water to the glue to make it runny)
- Tissue paper squares
I showed my kids two different ways to apply the tissue paper squares to their pumpkins. The first way was to brush the glue onto the pumpkin and then apply the tissue paper squares.
The second way way to place the tissue paper squares onto the pumpkin and then apply some glue on top using the brush.
Both ways worked well, and the kids had a great time decorating their pumpkins.
Here is XGirl’s finished pumpkin.
And here is my finished pumpkin.
Beautiful, fun, and way longer lasting than a carved pumpkin. 🙂
More pumpkin resources
More pumpkin posts from Gift of Curiosity:
- Melted crayon pumpkin decorating
- Drip painted pumpkins
- Books about pumpkins
- Describe a pumpkin using all 5 senses
- Pumpkin decomposition demonstration
- Pumpkin math: Measuring the circumference of a pumpkin
- Pumpkin arts and crafts
- Pumpkin do-a-dot printables
- Printable pumpkin outlines
For more fun-filled Halloween activities, see my Halloween Activities for Kids page and my Halloween Activities for Kids Pinterest board.
When I was a teacher, tissue was one of my favorite mediums. I think one year we had a tissue project for almost every holiday!
I love this idea, it’s much prettier than painting up a pumpkin. And X’Girls pumpkin is exquisite! 🙂
(yours is too) 🙂
Aww, thank you!
This turned out great! I love to use tissue paper for crafts projects, but have never done a pumpkin.
Love this! I have been looking for a craft for my preschool speech students. I was going to tissue paper jars, but this looks so much better. I only have 30 minute sessions, so I think mini pumpkins will be perfect! I love activities that help me “let go,” let the language flow naturally, and allow my kidlets to be independently creative.
Erin @ Nourishing My Scholar
Cute craft! My kids would enjoy this. Visiting from A Little Bird Told Me!
This is great-super easy but really fun! Can’t wait to try it and I’m sure my daughter can’t wait either once I share it with her. Thank you for sharing and hosting “A Little Bird Told Me” link party!
I want to do this with a foam pumpkin from the dollar store… so I can keep it from year to year! Thanks for the great idea.