I wanted to share this fun DIY Halloween poke a pumpkin game that I interpreted from Pinterest for our church’s Halloween picnic and both of my kids’ class parties.
The concept!? Fun prizes or treats are waiting for kiddos to find when they poke their finger or hands through the tissue paper wrapped cups. I can tell you that this was a big hit at our Halloween church event…so much so, that I made several and am reusing the idea at all of our Halloween events this season.
DIY Poke a Pumpkin Game
What you will need to create your own board:
-1 piece of form board (found at craft or office supply stores)
-Full size orange Solo cups (12 shown)
-Orange tissue paper
-Green construction paper or poster board
-Treats to fill the cups with (i.e. bubbles, stickers, mini plah-doh, candy, plastic spider rings, plastic bugs, boxes of tattoos, etc.)
-Tape/glue dots (my favorite are the 3D Zots brand)
Adhere the cups to the board using glue dots. Or, use craft glue and allow the cups to dry overnight. Fill each plastic cup with your selected treats. Attach pre-cut orange tissue paper squares (just large enough to cover the cups) with a rubber band around the top, outer edge of each orange Solo cup. At the top of the orange cup stack, glue or tape a medium sized green stem shape to create the look and feel of the pumpkin. And finally, glue or tape the “Poke a Pumpkin” sign available for download below.
If you are using the poke a pumpkin game at an event where there will be more than 12 participants, be sure to bring extra supplies. Pack extra treats, pre-cut tissue paper and rubber bands, so that you can continue to refill the cups.
Happy Halloween! Fore more Halloween party ideas, be sure to browse our blog archives!!