Pumpkin Rippy Art!

Halloween is almost here!

I shared a simple art project you could do with your little ones in my stories last week, and thought I’d share it on here as well. It is so easy and doesn’t take a ton of time to complete, keeping them engaged while doing something festive! We have ours hanging on our fridge now, and I hope you will have one hanging on yours, too! C was so proud when she finished it and saw it hanging up after her nap last week. 🙂 Here are the details!

w ha t  y o u ‘ l l  n e e d . . .

  • 1 piece of tag board to make your pumpkin tracer
  • Black construction paper
  • Green construction paper
  • Orange construction paper
  • 1 pair of scissors
  • 1 glue stick
  • 1 pencil/pen for tracing

w h a t  t o  d o . . .

  1. Take your piece of tag board and draw the shape of a pumpkin with a stem at the top.
  2. Cut out your pumpkin tracer (this is great, because you can save it for next year and it is sturdy, so it will last!)
  3. Take tracer and cut out your pumpkin shape.
  4. Now, trace your pumpkin onto black piece of construction paper and cut out pumpkin.
  5. Begin ripping small pieces of orange and green construction paper for your pumpkin.
  6. Using a gluestick, glue ripped pieces of orange onto body of pumpkin and ripped green pieces onto stem of pumpkin until pumpkin is completely filled in! I always told my students that they should fill in their rippy art enough that you can’t see the black anymore or whatever color the background piece of construction paper is!

*You can modify this slightly for little ones with a shorter attention span to simply filling in the pumpkin all over, but not necessarily needing the black to be completely filled in! C is 2 years old and was able to rip the pieces of orange and green on her own + use the gluestick and glue the pieces on with some guidance. As a teacher (and mom!), always show your child how to do each step first prior to letting them get after it. You want them to know what the expectations are before starting your project and how to use any tools for the craft properly. It makes their independent time working go much smoother with less confusion and questions on what to do!

Happy Halloween! I hope you enjoy doing this simple yet festive art project with your little ones or students!

with love,

from courtney


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