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Mix and Match Pumpkin Faces

Since it’s not quite time to carve faces into our pumpkins, we’re decorating them with foam face features. These mix and match pumpkins are fun to switch up again and again. They are the perfect Halloween kid’s craft.

Supplies for Mix and Match Pumpkin Faces:

  • Pumpkins – can be real or faux
  • sticky back velcro – pre-cut circles or squares are best
  • craft foam sheets
  • scissors
  • plastic container

1. With the craft foam, cut out all kinds of face features. We also cut out horns and fangs, even crazy hair and a witch hat. We used some googley eyes we had, those are always a hit.

2. Place one side of the velcro onto each one of the face features.

3. Add the other side of velcro to your pumpkin. Make sure to add velcro for mouth, ears, eyes, hair, ears, etc. We placed 2 velcro pieces for the mouth and hair, as many of those shapes are wider and need 2 pieces. NOTE: If you are using a real pumpkin, your sticker back velcro will only last a couple of days, as the moisture from the pumpkin doesn’t let them adhere well enough. But you could try to glue them on to last a little longer. If you’re using fake or faux pumpkins, they should stick in place for the whole month, depending on the wear and tear of use.

4. We placed our pumpkin face features into a school box pencil case. It’s the perfect size and keeps them all contained. But you can use any kind of plastic container or even zip bag.

5. Have fun mixing and matching your Pumpkin’s face. There are so many possibilities.


  1. What a great idea. I love that it saves clean up time! This would work for fruits in general too I guess! Hey maybe you could do the veggie tale characters. I found you through Heather’s post!

  2. Love this craft!!! My daughter always wants to buy a pumpkin as soon as they come out, which is usually way too early for carving them so this is a great way to let you get into the festive spirit without having to worry about a rotten pumpkin! We do the Micheals pumpkin craft every year but its with fake pumpkins, and when I ran a daycare from home I always bought little pie pumpkins for the kids to paint! This is definitely alot less messy and perfect for my daughters age, plus its a great way to use up all the little scraps of craft supplies that I keep!!!
    Thanks for sharing :)

    1. Exactly. This is the kind of toy that is perfect for little ones! My 2 year old loves to mix and match it all day long!

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