Halloween Pumpkin Chalkboard Craft

pumpkin craft

Craft your own Halloween décor, making a pumpkin handprint holiday sign! This easy-to-make project is perfect for kids and adults alike. Even novice crafters can quickly create this pumpkin-themed art. Before getting started, you’ll need a piece of scrap wood. Make sure that it’s flat and free from splinters (sand it if necessary). Reuse the edges of wood from other DIY projects or buy a small piece of inexpensive board from a home improvement store. If you or your child is a martial arts student, you can even use a broken board from karate class!


  • Square or rectangle-shaped piece of flat wood
  • Chalkboard paint
  • A paintbrush
  • Orange and green tempera paint
  • A paper plate
  • Chalk


  1. Coat the front of the board with the chalkboard paint. Depending on the brand, you may need two coats.
  2. Let the paint dry completely.
  3. Pour the orange tempera onto the plate in a pool.
  4. Dip your hand or fingers into the paint.
  5. Press the paint-covered hand onto the board, creating a pumpkin circle or oval shape (you’ll need to repeat the dipping and pressing steps).
  6. Add a quarter-sized dab of green paint to a clear area of the plate. Dip a finger into the green paint.
  7. Press the green onto the top of the pumpkin, making a stem.
  8. Write a Halloween message on the sign using the chalk.