This is a craft that I have done for years with Third Graders, First Graders and Kindergarteners. This year I decided to try it with my 2 & 4 year old. Basically the older the child the more independent they are with each of the steps. With my little guys I just did the cutting and let them glue. You know your child and his/her ability! Our house is now starting to look a little bit like a pumpkin patch!
STEP 1: Cut a pumpkin out of orange paper; I traced a bowl to get a more accurate circle, but pumpkins are rarely accurate so free handing it is just fine!
Step 2: Draw two zig-zag lines down the pumpkin. Again, older children can do this themselves, I did it for my preschoolers…
Step 3: Cut along the Zig Zag Lines and glue your “puzzle pumpkin” to a black piece of paper… I used a glue stick and let my little ones glue….
Step 4: Draw pumpkin eyes, nose and mouth on yellow construction paper and cut out. Glue these onto your puzzle pumpkin. (Again, older kids can draw and cut their own pumpkin face, I asked my guys what shapes they wanted and then cut them for them. They glued them on). I made a variety of faces…. My little guy’s art is much cuter than mine… Their finished product pics are at the bottom of this post!
Step 5: My Preschooler’s Finished Products… They really had a lot of fun!