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Pumpkin craft for kids: Fun bookmark

We shared a lovely bat party bag with you last week, but what about pumpkins for Halloween? Whether you are 🎃 or 🦇 we want to have you covered, so here is a simple pumpkin craft for kids with paper for you to do. A bit of pumpkin origami that is, we feel, quite charming.

Pumpkin Craft for Kids

This might look a little difficult, but it is actually relatively easy with the template we have for you, and a little bit of patience. We do have a video to help here:

And there are step by step instructions for you below as well.


  1. Colourful origami craft paper, and the templates for cutting out the different items you will need for this craft. Available at the end of the post through the circular image,
  2. Scissors,
  3. Markers,
  4. Glue,
  5. Pencil, and
  6. Ruler.

Pumpkin Craft for Kids Instructions

1. Cut a square from your orange paper

Take an orange craft paper and cut it in a square shape. Or you can take an orange origami craft paper instead, depending on what supplies you have.

1. Fold your square in half precisely

Diagonally fold it in half and create a triangular shape. Make sure the edges match evenly.

2. Open up your square so you have a diagonal crease

Then fold the triangle in half, and open up the food. This will create a crease in the middle.

3. Create a crease in your triangle

Then fold the triangle in half, and open up the fold. This will create a crease in the middle.

4. Fold the corner down into the middle of the triangle

Now take the right corner of the triangle, bring downwards and fold it along with the crease we created in the previous step.

5. Repeat for the left corner

Similarly, fold the left corner of your triangle.

6. Open up your folds, and bring up the tip of the triangle

Open up the corner folds, and bring the upper flap of the triangular paper upwards to the centre. Fold it there.

7. Bring down the right corner again, over the crease

Take the right corner, and fold it back along the crease again.

8. Fold the corner into the pocket

Now, take the corner and fold it inside the little pocket that you made with step 7.

9. Fold the other corner in the same way

Repeat the folds on the other side of your paper, so folding the left corner. Your bookmark is now ready.

10. Turn over and cut to a pumpkin shape

Cut the edges of the bookmark to make them more curved for that pumpkin shape.

11. Add stripes to your pumpkin

Take an orange marker pen, and draw some stripes on the pumpkin.

12. Cut out and colour the embellishments from the template

Now cut out the stem, eyes, nose and mouth of the pumpkin using the template. To get the template, scroll down to the end of the post and click on the circular image.

13. Glue the eyes on

First, glue the pumpkin’s eyes on to the side of the bookmark.

14. Glue the mouth

Then glue the mouth on the bottom part of the pumpkin

15. Add the nose and stalk

Finish it off by gluing the nose and stalk onto the pumpkin.

16. Your pumpkin is completed!

We hope you agree that these are simple the cutest ever – you can decorate the templates in different ways too, to create different effects as you can see.

Download the template by clicking on the circular image here too.

We hope you will love making this. If you need more inspiration for Halloween, do check out the other Halloween Crafts for Kids that we have on the site – including these pumpkin carving ideas.

Halloween craft ideas for kids

If you are a Halloween fan, these Halloween craft ideas for kids, alongside some of our printables are perfect for making sure your Halloween goes as spookily as you want it to.

Thanks for stopping by – check out the other ideas available for Halloween pumpkin crafts too, including our pumpkin paper plate!

Pumpkin activities and crafts

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If you want a step by step card for this – do take a look here too.

Helen is a mum to two, social media consultant, and website editor; and this site is (we think) the only Social Enterprise parenting magazine! Since giving up being a business analyst when juggling travel, work and kids proved too complicated, she founded KiddyCharts so she could be with her kids, and use those grey cells at the same time. KiddyCharts has reach of over 1.1million across social and the site. The blog works with big family brands (including travel) to help promote their services, as well as offering free resources to parents of kids under 10. It gives 51%+ profits to Reverence for Life, who fund a number of important initiatives in Africa, including bringing running water and basic equipment to a school in Tanzania. Helen has worked as a digital marketing consultant (IDM qualified) with various organisations, including Channel Mum, Truprint, Talk to Mums, and Micro Scooters. She loves to be creative in the brand campaigns she works on. Get in touch TODAY!

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