Kid’s Craft Project: Glittered Pumpkins for Thanksgiving

Craft Supplies from YoobiThanksgiving is less than a week away, but you still have time to whip up some quick and easy Thanksgiving Day crafts. Today’s Crafting with Kid’s Feature let’s children get creative with self-inking stamps, markers, glue and glitter! These festive Glittered Pumpkins would look super cute sitting on your Thanksgiving table, buffet or fireplace mantle and they’re super easy to make!

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We received complimentary crafting supplies from Yoobi which included: a 12 Pack of Glitter Shakers, Star Shape Glitter, Liquid Glue, 10 Pack of Washable Markers, Yoobi name tags, and mini pumpkins.

Kid's Craft Project: Glittered Pumpkins for Thanksgiving

Kid’s Craft Project: Glittered Pumpkins for Thanksgiving

Mini Pumpkins (real or faux)
Liquid Glue from Yoobi
Washable Markers from Yoobi
Star Shape Glitter from Yoobi
Paint Brush
Water Dish and Paper Towels
Newspaper or Plastic Placemats

Lay newspaper or plastic placements down onto your work surface. This will make clean-up easier.

Kid's Craft Project: Glittered Pumpkins for Thanksgiving

Let the children decorate their mini pumpkins using markers and self-inking stamps. They can color on them, write words, draw or whatever they would like to do. Let them be creative!

Mix a little bit of water with 1 tablespoon of liquid glue. I like to do this on an old plastic lid from a tub of butter (then I can toss the lid away). Just slightly thin down the glue with the water. Use the paint brush to paint the glue onto the pumpkins where you want the glitter to cover. You’ll want a nice coat of glue in those areas.

Kid's Craft Project: Glittered Pumpkins for Thanksgiving

Before the glue starts to dry, let the kids sprinkle glitter onto the wet areas on the pumpkin. Shake off excess glitter onto the newspaper. Let pumpkins dry for 6-8 hours.

If desired, you can tie raffia or ribbons around the stem of each one. I’m going to go out and buy raffia ribbon tomorrow and add it to our pumpkin stems. We will be placing our glittered pumpkins on the buffet as Thanksgiving Day decorations.

Shelly's Signature

Disclosure: We received complimentary crafting supplies from Yoobi for this Crafting with Kid’s Feature. No monetary compensation was received.


  1. Jo-Ann Brightman says:

    This is a fun idea. I am sure that kids would love decorating pumpkins and using them as part of a table decor.

  2. shelly peterson says:

    What a fun and cute idea. The kids would love making these. These would be great to add to the dinner table.

  3. This looks like a fun idea for the kids to do at our Thanksgiving celebration. I like giving them some ways to help participate and they could make these all on their own.

  4. This became our family fall tradition. Our kids are painting “artificial” pumpkins every year. It makes a wonderful keepsake for years to come.

    • The Princess loves painting and I love letting her get creative with her own designs. I get very frustrated when I see bloggers publishing all kinds of Kid’s Craft Projects that look elaborate and look like things that adult’s made. We need to guide them but we need to let them come up with their own designs, color patterns, etc. too.

  5. I was thinking about doing some crafts with my children this week. This looks like a really fun idea!

  6. Tamra Phelps says:

    This would be a great Fall idea for my youngest nephew. He loves when he gets compliments on a craft he’s done, lol.

  7. This is such a fun idea. These would make great table decorations!

  8. That’s a fun and easy craft for just about any age kids. Much less messy than carving pumpkins.

  9. How cute these are ad simple to make!