Dollar Store Fine Motor Pumpkin Craft for Kids

I really do enjoy crafting with my kids. I know some people get anxiety at the thought of kids with craft supplies, but we all enjoy it so much. I enjoy watching them use their creativity and see what they can create. This Pumpkin Fine Motor Craft for kids is one that could be fun for you and your kids!

Pumpkin craft for preschoolers for fall. Use fine motor skills to decorate pumpkins for fall.

Dollar Store Fine Motor Pumpkin Craft

One of my favorite parts of this craft is that it’s mostly from the DOLLAR STORE. What can be better than that??

Have you heard of the famous foam pumpkins from Dollar Tree? I have seen a handful of ways others are transforming them and I just had to do it too! Transform a trio of Dollar Store neon orange foam pumpkins into colorful and whimsical Fall decorations with some simple supplies!  This quick and easy craft goes together in under 30 minutes. 30 MINUTES!

All while working on fine motor skills.

You don’t need a lot of craft supplies and it is all inexpensive because it’s mostly from the dollar store!

  • Dollar Store Foam Pumpkins – Three
  • Dollar Store Pom Poms
  • Dollar Store Rhinestones
  • Dollar Store Chenille Stems
  • Acrylic Craft Paint – White
  • Liquid Glue
  • Paintbrush
  • Scissors (these are for cutting the pipe cleaners, so I suggest an old pair of scissors since they will be damaged slightly by the wire. We keep a set specifically for projects like this.)

These are super simple, and fun steps!

The first thing I did was add a basecoat to the pumpkins with white craft paint then let dry. 

Apply a second and third coat, if necessary, letting each coat dry completely. I like the pumpkins to be completely white, which is why I used three coats.

Three pumpkin crafts with fine motor decorations. White pumpkin with gems, pumpkin decorated with pom poms, pipe cleaner pumpkin

For the “sprinkle” pumpkin, cut 1” lengths from chenille stems.  Apply lines of liquid glue on pumpkin surface and place chenille stems pieces on in a random fashion, filling in all available spaces.

Three pumpkin crafts with fine motor decorations. White pumpkin with gems, pumpkin decorated with pom poms, pipe cleaner pumpkin

For “polka dot” pumpkin, apply dots of liquid glue on pumpkin surface and place pom poms on in a random fashion, filling in all available spaces.

Three pumpkin crafts with fine motor decorations. White pumpkin with gems, pumpkin decorated with pom poms, pipe cleaner pumpkin

For “jeweled” pumpkin, apply dots of liquid glue on pumpkin surface and place rhinestones on in a random fashion, filling in all available spaces.

Three pumpkin crafts with fine motor decorations. White pumpkin with gems, pumpkin decorated with pom poms, pipe cleaner pumpkin

The perfect creative learning project to complete with the kiddos!  Work on measuring, sorting and counting activities as you craft.

You can show your children what you plan to do and what you are imagining. Then you can let them explore with their own creativity! It is all in the process, not in the outcome!

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