Toddler Activities: Halloween Pumpkin
Toddler Activities using tissue and Elmer's glue, make a Halloween Jack-o-Lantern.
Black Construction Paper
Orange Tissue Paper
Green Tissue Paper
Small dish and brush
Acrylic Spray (optional)
- Small tray, plate or container for the tissue squares
- Newspaper to work on
- Art smock or old shirt
- Draw a pumpkin shape with pencil on the black paper. Show your child the outlines.
- In a small dish put about a tablespoon of Elmer's glue and about two teaspoons of water. Mix thoroughly with brush.
- Brush half the pumpkin with the Elmer's glue mixture. A brush about 3/4 inch wide works well.
- Lay tissue squares onto the glue. Brush another light coat of Elmer's glue over the tissue gently.
- Add a second of tissue. Again lightly brush the tissue with glue. Add a third layer if you want more color or leave it a little more sheer with just two.
- Brush glue on the other half of the pumpkin. Lay squares again in two or three layers.
- Add green tissue for the stem.
- Brush over entire picture lightly to seal all edges.
- Glue on eyes, nose and mouth cut from black construction paper.
- Let dry.
- For a light shine, spray with acrylic spray in well ventilated area. (Adult only)
Tips and Suggestions
If your child is a young toddler you can brush on the glue and let your child just lay the tissue on the glue.
Make other Halloween subjects like a ghost with white tissue or a black cat on orange construction paper, a bat on white.
Read a Halloween story about a pumpkin. Have your child give their pumpkin a name or have your child tell you a simple sentence about the pumpkin and
write it for him or her on another sheet of paper.