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Quilled Pumpkin Craft for Kids

This fun quilled pumpkin craft for kids will work on fine motor skills while creating an adorable Halloween Jack-O-Lantern. Let’s get started!

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Quilled Pumpkin Craft for Kids 

Here on Ruffles and Rain Boots, we love sharing easy kid crafts. This quilled pumpkin craft is no exception! And let’s be honest – it’s a lot less messy than carving a real Jack-O-Lantern.

You only need a few supplies to get started, so grab the little ones and let’s start working on those fine motor skills.

Supplies for This Jack-O-Lantern Halloween Craft for Kids

This is simple fun, friends. Give the kids the invitation to create this fun Halloween craft in two craft sessions (preschoolers) or one.

  • orange paper quilling strips (cut construction paper into 6-inch long by about 1-inch wide strips for the younger kids)
  • pencil or slotted quilling tool
  • craft or construction paper (orange and black, green and yellow)
  • glue and scissors

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How to Make a Quilled Pumpkin Craft for Kids 

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Quilled Pumpkin

quilled pumpkin Halloween crafts for kids

This fun quilled pumpkin craft for kids will work on fine motor skills while creating an adorable Halloween Jack-O-Lantern. Let’s get started!

Prep Time 2 minutes
Active Time 10 minutes
Total Time 12 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $1

Materials

  • orange paper quilling strips (cut construction paper into 6-inch long by about 1-inch wide strips for the younger kids)
  • pencil or slotted quilling tool
  • craft or construction paper (orange and black, green and yellow)

Tools

  • glue and scissors

Instructions

  1. Roll the orange strips around the tool or pencil to make loose coils.
  2. Cut out a pumpkin-ish shape from a piece of orange craft paper. It can be an oval if the kids are cutting it themselves.
  3. Glue the orange coils onto the cutout, starting on the outside and working in. Squish the center ones if it gets tight.
  4. Cut out triangle shapes for the eyes and nose and a shape for the smile. Glue on top of the coils.
  5. Use the green craft paper to create a stem and the yellow for the leaves and vines. The kids can use straight paper or quilled strips. Glue them on and let the entire project dry.
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