We love pumpkins, we love Fall, and we love do-able art activities for kids! These zentangle pumpkins are a fun Fall take on a classic zentangle art activity. All you need are a few basic supplies and our zentangle pumpkins printable to get started!


What Is A Zentangle?

A zentangle is an unplanned and structured pattern usually created on small square tiles in black and white. The patterns are called tangles.

You can make a tangle with one or a combinations of dots, lines, curves etc. There are no strict rules for how they should be combined or used.

Zentangle art can be very relaxing because there is no pressure to focus on the end result. It is a good example of process art! Keep reading to learn more about process art for kids.

It was developed by Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas in the early 2000s and is often described as “yoga for the brain” because it promotes relaxation, mindfulness, and creativity.

TIP: One of the important things to remember about zentangling is that mistakes are ok! Avoid the erasers if you can, and embrace the imperfections!

Draw zentangle patterns on our pumpkin printable below to make your own pumpkin zentangle. Relaxing and mindful art for kids of all ages! Let’s get started!

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Why Do Process Art With Kids?

What do you think of when you think of children’s art activities? Marshmallow snowmen? Fingerprint flowers? Pasta ornaments?

While there isn’t anything wrong with these crafty projects, they all have one thing in common. The focus is on the end result. Usually, an adult has created a plan for a project that has one goal in mind, and it does not leave a lot of room for true creativity.

For children, the real fun (and learning) is in the process, not the product! Hence, the importance of process art!

Kids are curious, they want their senses to come alive. They want to feel and smell and sometimes even taste the process. They want to be free to let their minds wander through the creative process.

How can we help them reach this state of ‘flow’ – (the mental state of being completely present and fully immersed in a task)? Process art activities!

Process art ideas will…

  • Have few or no step-by-step instructions.
  • Have no sample to follow.
  • Have no right or wrong way to create.
  • Produce a unique finished product.
  • Be child-directed.

Helpful Art Resources To Get You Started

Here are a few resources to help you introduce process art more effectively to your kiddos or students and feel confident when presenting materials. You’ll find helpful free printables throughout.

Get your FREE printable zentangle pumpkins!

Zentangle Pumpkin Art


  • Zentangle Pumpkin printable
  • Black marker
  • Ruler
  • Colored markers or watercolor


STEP 1: Print out the pumpkin template.


STEP 2: Design your zentangle designs with various patterns using a marker. (stripes, circles, waves).


STEP 3: Color your designs with markers or watercolor paints.


More Easy Pumpkin Art Projects For Kids

Click on each image below to enjoy pumpkin art and craft projects this season. Each pumpkin activity includes a free printable too! 

Explore Pumpkin Science Too!

Click on the images below for more pumpkin science experiments and STEM activities.

Printable Fall Art Project Pack

Everything you need is included in this Fall Art Project Pack. Just add art supplies! Perfect for kids of all ages to enjoy with a variety of techniques. Whether in the classroom, at home, or with groups, there is a fantastic variety of art activities to try!

Find all the instructions and templates necessary for over 40 art projects this Fall.

Apples, pumpkins, leaves, Halloween, and Thanksgiving!

Explore process art, STEAM, and even famous artists with these very doable art activities that won’t break the budget or the time you have available!