Grab the hole puncher and let’s get started with this fun and colorful pumpkin art project that also doubles as pointillism art! All you need is paper, our free printable pumpkin template, and an easy way to make little circles. Little fingers with test their fine motor skills in all sorts of ways as they punch and paste with this easy craft activity. Create your own fall artwork using pumpkin, apple, or leaf templates!
PUMPKIN DOT ART FOR KIDS
EASY PUMPKIN CRAFTS
From September to November, we are all about pumpkins and finding new ways to explore STEM and now art!
I’m excited to share more art projects this season that pair with an interesting style of art! This pumpkin dot art craft is all about pointillism. Although there’s a finished project to enjoy and display, this pumpkin craft is still all about creativity and uniqueness.
Plus, it’s pretty easy to make with younger kiddos as well as older kiddos and it’s also not that messy! Make multi-color fall favorites including apples and leaves too. This technique is versatile and easy to do!
WHAT IS POINTILLISM?
Pointillism is a fun art technique associated with the famous artist George Seurat. It involves using small dots to create areas of color that together form a whole pattern or picture. It’s a fun technique for children to try especially because it’s easy to do and requires just a few simple materials.
How do you do pointillism? In our pumpkin dot art below the dots are created by with a hole puncher and craft paper. You could also do pointillism with paint and cotton swabs. Or how about pompoms?
PUMPKIN DOT ART
YOU WILL NEED:
- Hole puncher or papercraft puncher
- Colored construction paper
- Printable pumpkin template
Tip: You can also use a cotton swab and paint to create a similar look and explore pointillism!
HOW TO MAKE PUMPKIN DOT ART
STEP 1: Punch away with your choice of fall colors!
Tip: This make take some time to get enough dots! Depending on the ages and abilities of the kiddos, you might want to start doing this before the project and store them in reusable containers.
Also, craft stores sell circular paper punches with larger diameters. This will make it easier for younger kiddos. Plus, you will complete the project faster.
STEP 2: Apply glue to your pumpkin and get started with arranging your circles. It’s really that simple!
STEP 3: When you are finished and the glue has dried, cut around your pumpkin outline if desired. Alternatively, you could also paint the background with watercolors for a fun mixed media project.
STEP 4: Optional! Mount your pumpkin pointillism project to a sheet of card stock or a sheet of heavyweight paper for display. You can even frame it!
MORE FUN FALL ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS
- Fall Leaf Painting
- Fall STEM Activities
- Fall Leaf Craft
- Pumpkin STEM Activities
- Apple Activities
- Leaf Templates
POINTILLISM PUMPKIN DOT ART FOR FALL
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