Coffee Filter Pumpkin Crafts for Kids

Coffee filters make a great craft supply for these pumpkin crafts. You can make several for your Halloween decorations and the kids will love using water colors for this craft idea. This one is great for kids of all ages and the little ones can do this one almost by themselves as it is easy.


  • 1 Coffee filter (per pumpkin)
  • 1 Clothes pin (per pumpkin)
  • Black marker or paper
  • Black card stock
  • Tissue paper
  • Glue
  • Green paint
  • Orange water color
  • Glue
  • Wax paper

How to Make Coffee Filter Pumpkin Crafts

Step 1: Lay out the wax paper in your work area. Make sure to wear your craft clothes and not the good school clothes.

Step 2: Paint a clothespin green and set aside to dry.

Step 3: Lay the coffee filter flat on the wax paper. Put some water in a cup for the water color and paint coffee filter orange. let the filter dry completely.

Step 4: Once the coffee filter and clothes pin is dry, take the coffee filter and place some cruppled up tissue paper in the middle. Then gather the filter together at the top to form a pumpkin.

Step 5: Place a dab of glue on the inside of the clothespin and put this on the gathered coffee filter.

Step 6: Create a face for your pumpkin by drawing it on with a black marker or cutting out pieces of black paper.

Tip: The marker works okay but was a bit difficult as the coffee filter is gathered and not smooth.

To finish off this Halloween craft for kids, simply cut out a piece of black card stock and glue the pumpkins to this so that they will stand up. These will stand on their own but you need to push down in order to flatten the bottom which will lose a bit of the pumpkin shape.