Everyone loves pumpkins in the fall time! Pumpkins are harvested in the fall, so we use this craft to celebrate fall and all that happens during this festive time of year.

set up ideas:
Reusable plastic trays are the easiest way to do this craft, and better for the environment than disposable paper plates. Pour glue onto a tray to prep for this craft.

let's get started

To make these unique pumpkins, you'll need to gather the following materials: a reusable round inflatable form, clear glue or glitter glue, yarn skeins, a plastic trays and gloves (optional). Inflate the round form before beginning.

step 1
Place a bunch of yarn, unraveled and unknotted, into a poured pile of glue so that it becomes soaked.
step 2
Begin wrapping the wet yarn around the inflated form, leaving a space around the valve so that the form can be removed. The area around the valve can be cleared off after the wrapping is complete.
step 3
Once the glue is completely dry, deflate the form and remove it from the hard, round shape.
step 4
Add fluffy pipe cleaners as the vines and enjoy your unique pumpkin creation.

Pumpkins are a famous symbol of fall because this is the time when they are harvested. Pumpkins are a type of squash, so you may wish to show children other types of squash and note their differences. Ask whether the children enjoy pumpkin pie, and if they've ever made a jack-o-lantern.
Tips and Tricks Tips and Tricks
As the balls dry, try to move the ball around so that the glued yarn dries all over. Any wet yarn will cause trouble when removing the form. You may also wish to use glitter glue for added sparkle.
Follow Up ActivityFollow up Activity
Place all of your pumpkins together to create a pumpkin patch! Using different colors of yarn and pipe cleaners will ensure a colorful harvest of pumpkins.