Most of us are not ready to hand over a knife to our little ones for the basic pumpkin carving tradition, though, so I have come up with some safer alternatives.
Your kids are sure to have just as much fun, if not more, with this collection of pumpkin crafts for preschoolers. All of them are easy to do, creative, and, of course, very safe.
1. Baby Food Jar Pumpkins Craft by One Plus One Plus One Equals One
These baby food jar pumpkins are adorable. Kids only need to fill the jars with orange paper. There is minor gluing on the outside to make the project complete.
2. Painted Pumpkins by Holly's Art Corner
Why not just let your kids decorate real pumpkins with paint or ribbon? Chances are, if you are decorating your own real pumpkin, they are going to want to get in on some of that action!
3. Halloween Butterfly Pumpkin by Spoonful
4. Lunch Bag Pumpkin by Family Crafts
A paper lunch bag can quickly become a cute pumpkin with some added embellishments and paint or marker. This could even be filled with treats to have later!
5. Pumpkin Mask by Michelle's Journal Corner
And finally, this adorable pumpkin mask from a paper plate is something kids will enjoy making and then playing with.
I hope you have been inspired!