DIY Decoupaged Pumpkins - Get Crafty and Creative with Kids

Wondering What To Do With All Those Pumpkins? Here is a Fun Way To Decorate

By Aimee Falso, Macaroni Kid Bristol/Newport Publisher Mom September 7, 2023

Got Pumpkins? After Halloween and before Thanksgiving the kids are crazy about pumpkins. Here is a fun way to put those pumpkins to use and start decorating your home for Thanksgiving in a really cute and creative way using some simple products to create a decoupaged pumpkin. This is a great craft for kids of all ages, even the littlest of the littles.

DIY Decoupage Pumpkins

What You Need:

  • Pumpkin
  • Small squares of tissue paper
  • Decoupage solution - 'Mod Podge' or mixture of white liquid glue and water
  • Brush
  • Newspaper to cover work area

How To: 

  1. Coat the pumpkin in decoupage solution
  2. Completely cover pumpkin with tissue paper squares by layering - don't worry if they don't stick completely at this point
  3. Add more decoupage solution if it dries too quickly
  4. Once pumpkin is covered in tissue paper, brush over entire pumpkin with decoupage solution to smooth paper and seal
  5. Leave to dry.  If possible, place on top of wide-mouth jar to dry so pumpkin doesn't stick to your work surface
Happy Holidays!