Glitter pumpkin close up

Halloween crafts for kids including magic pumpkins!

One of our favourite Halloween crafts for kids is magic pumpkins!  They look a little bit like Cinderella’s pumpkin just before it turns into a carriage and are SO easy to make.  Scroll down to the end of this post for lots more awesome Halloween crafts for kids!

Magic pumpkins halloween crafts round up

To make magic pumpkins, you will need:

  • pumpkins (as many as you like – it’s fun to decorate different sizes and shapes of squash too)
  • newspaper/messy mat to protect your table/floor
  • gold paint
  • a straw (optional)
  • gold glitter (we love the really fine stuff that’s like sparkly dust)

Glitter pumpkin close up

How to make magic pumpkins:

  1. Lay out your newspaper/messy mat and place your pumpkins on top.
  2. Spill, splodge, splatter or brush on some gold paint.  We used a straw to blow the paint across the pumpkin’s surface and give a drippy effect near the stalk.
  3. Liberally sprinkle with glitter dust!
  4. Leave to dry overnight.
  5. Use to decorate your home or doorstep.  What could be simpler than that..?

Magic pumpkins

More Halloween crafts for kids (& some recipes too!)…


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  2. October 1, 2015 @ 9:29 am Jen Walshaw

    Oh I adore these, they look amazing. I am off to Lidl tomorrow, I am going to buy lots of pumpkins and make the magic

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    • October 5, 2015 @ 10:55 am Hodge Podge

      Thanks Jen – can’t have too much magic! 😉

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  3. October 5, 2015 @ 7:12 pm Michelle

    Pumpkins and glitter? I’m in some sort of crazy heaven here! Thanks for sharing on #CraftyOctober xx

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    • October 8, 2015 @ 11:07 pm Hodge Podge

      The only downside is that the glitter gets stuck in your teeth… ;D

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