It’s almost Halloween and I hope this super simple Halloween stamping craft gets your kiddos excited for all the festivities! Whether you’re just looking for a simple holiday craft to fill up some extra time on the weekends or you’re hosting a fun Halloween party this pumpkin stamping activity is a great tool for early childhood development. Bonus!!
Plus, not only is stamping a super fun activity for kids, but stamping activities are an excellent way for children to get in fine motor practice as well. It’s a great way for them to engage in sensory play too. It can also help children learn and practice skills such as patterning and cause and effect. So let’s get stamping shall we?
Supplies Needed for Halloween Stamping Craft:
Orange, Green and Brown tempera paint
Paper bowl or paint plate
Construction paper for mounting (optional)
How to Create Stamped Pumpkins:
I played around with three different stamping materials to use because I thought it would be fun for my little one to try multiple objects and see how their varying textures created different patterns.
First cut out your pumpkin shapes that you and your kids will be stamping. Depending on the age of your child you can either have them draw their own pumpkin on the cardstock and cut out the pieces themselves or you can draw and cut out the shapes for them if they’re still pretty little and need some assistance.
Next, pour the paint into your bowls or paint plates and let your kiddo get to stamping onto the pumpkin shapes.
We tried out the jumbo lego pieces, a wine cork and some bubble wrap. We cut out the pumpkin body as one shape, a stem and then a leaf as another shape.
Once everything has dried you can glue the pieces together and if you want you can even mount your pumpkin pieces on top of a piece of colored construction paper. You can also cut out cute jack-o-lantern faces shapes out of black construction paper to glue on top of your pumpkin for added decoration.
It’s so great to see the creativity really come out when your child is exploring with different textures and patterns in this halloween stamping craft. They can really make the project their own by mixing paint colors too.
Let me know in the comments if you plan on trying this one out with your kids this year for some at home Halloween fun!
If you liked this Halloween craft activity for kids, go check out my Easy Pumpkin Apple Stamping Craft for Kids post here!