Toddler crafts can be hard to find! I wanted to do something with my son to celebrate fall and make a decoration that we could keep out for the season. These glitter pumpkins are perfect because your child can just play with the materials.

How to Make A Glitter Pumpkin

To do this craft without going crazy, try to do it in a place that you can get messy. I put my son outside in a stained onesie on a blanket. We also had a clear path through to the bathtub after he was done playing with the leftover glitter.


Time Required: 30 Minutes

Cost: Minimal

Tools: Sponge Brush


  • Craft Pumpkin
  • Modge Podge
  • Glitter
  • Paper Plate
  • Old Towels

Step 1: Add Modge Podge

I poured about two tablespoons of modge podge onto a paper plate. To get my toddler started, I showed him how to dip the brush in the modge podge and put some on the pumpkin.

Then, I let him spread it as he liked. He got a little bored after doing the top half. So, we moved onto the glitter.


Step 2: Sprinkle Glitter

Next, I opened the container of glitter. I showed him how to sprinkle it but, that probably wasn’t necessary.

I held the pumpkin up for him so that he could get the sides.

Step 3: Dry Thoroughly

After he was done with the glitter, I scooped up the pumpkin and placed it on a shelf to dry. I left it overnight in case there were any thick glue clumps.


Make Your Own Glitter Pumpkins

There isn’t a “right” way to do this craft. It’s open to the whims of your toddler. That’s what I love about it.

Ideas to Customize

  • Choose different glitter or pumpkin colors according to your style. We had a fun time picking them in the craft store.
  • Encourage your toddler to put the modge podge wherever they like. It’s fun to see the different patterns they make.

If you make one of these, be sure to tag me on Instagram. I’d love to see what your toddler does with their pumpkin.


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