Beaded Pumpkin Craft for Kids

This beaded pumpkin craft is an easy fall craft for the kids, and it’ll look super cute next to some leaves and other autumn decor.

Beaded Pumpkin Craft for Kids

This month, I’ve been focusing on some different crafts with the kiddo. We’ve been having a lot of fun with beads, and I think we’ll do more of these in the future. It’s great fine motor practice for him, and the projects are really cute to boot.

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We also made a beaded spider for Moms & Crafters; it’s silly and spooky at the same time! Ben is still playing with it and chasing us with it trying to scare us. (See the preview at the bottom of this post!)

The beaded pumpkin craft for fall was a lot of fun, too. As it turns out, we didn’t have quite enough of the orange beads, so it ended up being smaller than I’d hoped. It still looks adorable sitting on our shelf, though, so I can’t complain.

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Materials needed for the beaded pumpkin craft:

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Note: I know you see green beads up in that picture, too. At first, I planned on adding a beaded leaf, but I decided that it would be too much for our little pumpkin. If you do decide to add a leaf, you’ll need green pony beads, too.

How to make a beaded pumpkin:

1. Twist the pipe cleaners together in the center. As you can see, mine aren’t quite centered, but you’ll do much better than I did. 🙂

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2. Add beads to each “leg” of the pumpkin. I added 12 beads to each, but I’d recommend adding 15-20 to each “leg” if you have enough beads.

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3. Pull all the “legs” up together.

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4. Twist the pipe cleaners together to form a stem.

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5. Wrap the green pipe cleaner around the stem to cover the orange.

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6. Sit the pumpkin on its bottom and squish it down to give it a round shape.

Easy Beaded Pumpkin Craft for Kids

Isn’t it adorable? If you have plenty of beads, do a few of them to add on a shelf. We’re planning on passing this one along to the kiddo’s grandma the next time we visit. She loves handmade crafts from the grandchildren! 🙂 Update: She absolutely loved the beaded pumpkin, and it pretty much sits on her shelf year round. LOL

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For the beaded spider, head on over to Moms and Crafters! Here’s a little preview.

Beaded Spider Craft at Moms and Crafters

If you liked this beaded pumpkin craft, you should also try these fun Halloween crafts:

Mummy Toilet Paper Roll Craft

Toilet Roll Mummies

Spider Halloween Craft for Kids

Paper Plate Spider Craft

38 thoughts on “Beaded Pumpkin Craft for Kids”

  1. Those are so cute! I have a bunch of pony beads in the back of my craft cabinet. I should pull them out and let my girls make these.

  2. Donella,
    I really this pumpkin. It looks great and looks simple enough for preschoolers to do. I’m going to use it with stories about pumpkins. Thanks for sharing on Motivation Monday. 🙂
    Pamela – Literate For Life

    • Great idea! It’s definitely simple enough for preschoolers. My kiddo just turned four, and he enjoys the beaded crafts. 🙂

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  4. Aww so cute. I love crafts like this that are easy enough for my 5 year old to do largely by herself. She’s into making necklaces and bracelets with beads so I’m pretty confident that she would like this one. We did a unit study on Cinderella last year, this would have been perfect as the carriage.

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  8. You are so creative! I can’t wait to try this with my 6-year-olds. It’s just up their alley. Thanks again for sharing at #made4kids, Donella.

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