Halloween is the best time to plan a visit to the pumpkin patch for your kids. And why not pair this with a fun and easy pumpkin headband crafting activity?
Halloween is all about pumpkins, carving, making pumpkin dishes etc. Then why not involve your kids in some pumpkin activities with a simple pumpkin headband crafting and coloring?
Pumpkin Paper Hat: Perfect Activity for Halloween or Thanksgiving
Crafting and coloring are perfect activities for creative young kids. They will love this easy-to-make craft. Make this with little ones at home and be ready for the Halloween fun.
Paper Hats for the Halloween Party
Halloween parties are so much fun! One of our friends has been organizing such a party for several years and invites the whole neighborhood. We party before going trick or treating.
Making paper hats could be a fun party activity for young kids. Set up a coloring table on the side and invite little ones to make their own Halloween headbands.
No need for many supplies. Just scissors for cutting and tape. Kids can used the colored pumpkin headband or color the black and white template version.
More Halloween crafts for kids:
Paper Hats for Thanksgiving
You can also make these pumpkin paper crowns for Thanksgiving. Keep kids entertained while mom is busy cooking or baking.
Or your kids can create them with their grandparents and enjoy quality time together.
Another option is to have one ready for the each of your guests’ children to color prior to enjoying the Thanksgiving dinner. Here are ten more Thanksgiving hat options.
More Thanksgiving crafts for kids:
Excellent Coloring Craft for Preschoolers
If you are a preschool teacher, this is a perfect activity to use in the classroom with your students. The pumpkin paper crown comes with two templates, one is colored and the other one is black and white. The black and white template is for coloring.
Have these pumpkin paper hats colored for the Halloween classroom party. For a variety of headbands, you can also use this pumpkin patch paper crown.
Benefits of Coloring
Coloring is an excellent way for kids to practice their grasping movements and it helps develop hand and finger strength. Moreover, when they are involved in coloring, they improve their focus, stimulate creativity, and work on their fine motor skills.
Cool Facts About Pumpkins
Here are some fun facts about pumpkins:
- Pumpkin is a fruit and not a veggie, as you may think
- The pumpkin plant is also edible, from leaves to seeds
- The world’s heaviest pumpkin was grown in Italy in 2021, weighing around 2,702 pounds
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- Pumpkin craft template
- 65lb white cardstock paper
- Colored pencils (optional)
How to Make the Pumpkin Headband
Print the headband on white paper.
Color the front piece and the side panels (if using the black and white version) and cut them out.
Tape two side panels to the front piece.
Bend the headband into a circle. Wrap it around the kid’s head to check for fit. Tape the ends together.