Crayon Rubbing Pumpkin Patch Craft

Visiting a pumpkin patch and making a pumpkin patch craft has become a yearly tradition that my family loves! One of my favorites was our knuckle printed pumpkins a few years ago.

This year my oldest happens to have a broken arm so we had to go the simple route. As simple as this crayon rubbing pumpkin patch craft is, my daughter exclaimed “Mommy this was the BEST idea ever!” and each of my kids ended up with about a dozen different variations of pumpkin patches.

It’s such a simple and fun family activity! Look for some great book recommendations at the end of this post.


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How to Make a Crayon Rubbing Pumpkin Patch Craft

Supplies Needed to make this Crayon Rubbing Pumpkin Patch Craft

pumpkin clip art printable
white cardstock
Laser Jet Printer (the kind that takes a toner cartridge)
white printer paper
orange crayon with paper removed
– scissors
– glue stick

Directions for this Crayon Rubbing Pumpkin Craft

1. Start by printing off the pumpkin clip art printable on white cardstock using a Laser Jet printer. The Laser Jet printer is better because the ink will leave the textured lines of the pumpkin for tracing. If you use a regular Ink Jet printer you probably won’t get those textured lines. Maybe I’m wrong though, I haven’t tried it. 😉


2. Cut out each of the pumpkins from the printable and glue them onto more cardstock paper. I only glued two pumpkins per page because I was worried my daughter would rub onto another pumpkin if they were too close. Grab some printer paper and an unwrapped orange crayon and your child is all set and ready to make their pumpkin patch craft.


3. Place your white paper on top of one of your pumpkins. Hold your unwrapped crayon vertical and rub the crayon all over the pumpkin. Your pumpkin should rub right through the paper.


4. Continue placing different parts of your paper over the different sized pumpkins and rubbing them through to make your fun crayon rubbing pumpkin patch craft.


Couple this craft with one of these fun pumpkin books:

Too Many Pumpkins by Linda White
Splat the Cat and the Pumpkin Picking Plan by Catherine Hapka
Pumpkin Hill by Elizabeth Spurr
Pumpkin Jack by Will Hubbell

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Mixed Media Columbus Day Craft

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