Felt Pumpkin Craft

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If there is one quintessential object that says “fall is coming,” it is a pumpkin. They make great decor and a fun project like this pumpkin craft lets your child join in on the fun.

You might or might not be growing pumpkins in your own vegetable garden. You might or might not be a fan of pumpkin spice lattes at your favorite coffee shop, but you can still have some fall fun with your family.

This post shows you step-by-step instructions, with photos, on how to make this felt pumpkin craft. It involves sewing, so this would be a great project for older kids. And toward the end of the post, you can find links to some other related activities and pumpkin-themed storybooks.

Supplies for Felt Pumpkin Craft:

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felt pumpkin craft - supplies needed

Full list of supplies:

  1. Felt fabric
  2. Needle and thread
  3. Cotton
  4. Pencil
  5. Scissors

Instructions for Felt Pumpkin Craft:

Step 1:

Select orange, brown, and green felt fabric. Trace the pumpkin base on the orange felt; trace the leaf and strips (vine) on the green felt and the stem pattern on the brown felt. Cut out the traced patterns nicely.  

felt pumpkin craft - step one: cutouts of felt

Step 2:

Take either one of the pumpkin base patterns and use a pencil or fabric marker to trace vertical curve lines on the base.

felt pumpkin craft - step two: pumpkin and needle with thread

Step 3:

Use matching thread (orange) to stitch along the traced lines. This pumpkin craft makes a terrific sewing project for older children who are learning to stitch.

felt pumpkin craft - step three

Step 4:

Place a stem and a green strip on the top middle part of a pumpkin base, and stitch the stem and strip with the pumpkin. Similarly, prepare the other base piece with the second stem and vine strip.

felt pumpkin craft - step four: top of pumpkin stitched to pumpkin

Step 5:

Place the two pumpkin bases together, keeping the stitched one (stitched curved lines) to the front, facing outward.

felt pumpkin craft - step five: front and back of pumpkin being put together

Step 6:

Do a flat “blanket stitch” around the outer side of the pumpkin bases to join them together. Keep a small opening for the stuffing, which comes next.

felt pumpkin craft - step six: stitching sides together

Step 7:

Fill the pumpkin base with cotton (polyester stuffing is also fine) through the small opening. Fill the pumpkin with enough felt to give it a nice and fluffy look. Sew closed the small opening once the filling is complete.

felt pumpkin craft - step seven: felt craft stuffed with cotton

Step 8:

Coil the vine strips and stitch them to the pumpkin. Similarly, stitch the other vine strip, as in the image below.

felt pumpkin craft - step eight: leaf next to pumpkin

Step 9:

Stitch the leaf near the stem to complete the felt pumpkin craft. If you make several of these, you can create your own little “pumpkin patch” decor for your homeschool household.

felt pumpkin craft - completed craft

A Few Related Activities

This fall-themed toilet paper tube craft is super cute and makes a nice decoration to use throughout fall, Halloween, and Thanksgiving. You can also use it to store little treats, miniature handwritten notes, or whatever else is small enough to fit inside. 

I mentioned pumpkin spice lattes earlier. Well, here is a pumpkin spice playdough recipe so your kids can get in on the pumpkin spice excitement too.

Here’s a decorative pumpkin paper bag craft, a simple but elegant autumn decoration to grace your entryway or dining room table throughout the fall season.

This simple “parts of a pumpkin” craft is not only fun and easy, but it also integrates science, writing, and art, which is ideal for a homeschooling family. 

Pumpkin Storytime Ideas

If you’ve spent much time with us at Only Passionate Curiosity, you know that we love offering book suggestions. Storytime is such a special part of parenting and homeschooling, and the fall is the perfect time to cozy up with your little one and a good book. Here are a few ideas that go with the pumpkin theme:

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