This post was most recently updated on September 22nd, 2019
I thought I’d share a super fun and easy Halloween craft idea to do with your kids: no-carve mini pumpkin monsters! My 7-year old daughter and her besties had a ball creating these adorable little creatures this past weekend. You won’t see a lot of detailed steps in this Halloween craft tutorial because they are so darn easy to make!
Easy Halloween Craft Idea for Kids…
To make this Halloween craft, all you need is a bag of mini pumpkins or gourds, googly eyes, paint, pipe cleaners and mini pom poms. I wrapped each of the stems in a chenille pipe cleaner for them, and I helped them glue on googly eyes with a glue gun (way to hot for little fingers), but, other than that, the girls didn’t need much help at all. They came up with an idea that I hadn’t thought of. They asked for tooth picks to make arms and legs! Clever little ladies, aren’t they? After some very careful painting ;-), we ended up with a family of cutie-pie monsters!
Of course, being a crafty kid too, I also had to paint a few of my own! My personal favorite was the one-eyed cyclops :-). But the purple polka dot couple was also pretty adorable. And yes…it was way too much fun. Therapeutic, actually.
This is a really super easy Halloween craft idea for young kids. So go buy yourself of a bag of mini pumpkins, grab a few basic craft supplies, and have some fun!
Post-Script: This project was featured at Tip Junkie!
northern style exposure says
These are too cute! I heart fall.
What kind of paint did you use? Acrylic paint or washable marker?
I”m planning to do this with 10+ kids – from toddlers to elementary school. Is the paint that kid used for decorating pumpkins safe for kids?
Too cute! I’m featuring these on my blog today (with a link back to you, of course). youreverafterevents.com/blog
Thanks so much!
Cassidy warne says
Awesomely cute! Absolutely adorable!
These are so sweet! We’re definitely making these. I also shared them on my blog here: http://www.vixenmade.com/2012/10/10-halloween-crafts-for-kids.html
Thanks so much, Victoria!
These are ADORABLE!! Cute site, I just found you via the For the Kids Linky!
Glenda M says
Cute ideas. Thanks for sharing.
Thanks for popping by! ~Kerri, A Pop of Pretty