Super Simple 2×4 Pumpkins

My 9-year-old daughter came home with the most adorable craft last week. She made the cutest 2×4 pumpkins with her activity days group. I just had to share them with you all!

Super Simple 2x4 Pumpkins - Easy enough for kids! Fall craft idea {}

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I tried to find the craft online to give credit to a blogger, but variations of 2×4 pumpkins are all over the web. Thanks to my friend Angie for this cute variation.

Here’s what you need to make this fun Fall craft:

  • Orange and green paint
  • Hot glue and glue gun
  • Ribbon
  • Raffia
  • Miter box and saw
  • 2×4 wood scraps
  • 3/4″ wooden dowel
  • Sandpaper

Super Simple 2x4 Pumpkins - Easy enough for kids! Fall craft idea {}


  1. Sand 2×4 scraps to smooth rough edges. Round corners if desired.
  2. Using miter box and saw, cut dowel into pieces at an angle to create the bent stem.
  3. Paint the “pumpkins” and “stems” and allow to dry.
  4. Using hot glue, attach the stem to the top of the pumpkin.
  5. Dress up the pumpkin by tying coordinating ribbon and raffia around the stem.

Done! Easy, peasy!

Super Simple 2x4 Pumpkins - Easy enough for kids! Fall craft idea {}If you want more of a Halloween feel to your 2×4 pumpkins, go ahead and stencil or paint on Jack-0-lantern faces. I like the plain pumpkins best because they work for decorations for October and November. (I’m all about decorations that last!)

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  1. These are adorable!I love the rustic look to them.

  2. Cute holiday idea! I am going to stash these away for my daughter’s class party project.

  3. What a cute idea! For younger kids, you could try this with juice boxes! Of course, this wouldn’t last long – but it would be a fun project.

  4. I love all these non-pumpkin pumpkins! Ours tend to rot so fast, it would be nice to have a backup, or ones we can put on our mantle or around the house. So cute!

  5. These are all terrific craft ideas. The sock pumpkins are super cute and squishy looking.

  6. What a great fall decor idea and an excellent way to use lumber scraps. They really have a rustic, country feel to them too.

  7. Love it – you could title the article “Redneck Pumpkins”! I think I have extra scrap lying around…

  8. Thanks for sharing this cute pumpkin.

  9. Kenapa Vivobook Pro says

    Love it – you could title the article “Redneck Pumpkins” Thanks for sharing this cute pumpkin.

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