How to Make a Pumpkin Puzzle with a Paper Plate

Puzzles are lots of fun for kids, but too many pieces can be frustrating, and small pieces often go missing! In this activity, kids create puzzles with just a few large pieces, making them fun to take apart and put together over and over again!

Make a pumpkin puzzle from a paper plate - Preschool Toolkit

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When kids match puzzle pieces they use fine motor skills, problem solving and perception. But all of this and more can be achieved without taking away from the fun of working and playing together to complete a puzzle!

Make a pumpkin puzzle from a paper plate

  • paper plate
  • orange paint
  • black paint
  • scissors

Make a pumpkin puzzle from a paper plate


1. Paint a paper plate orange. 

2. Paint features with black paint, or use markers or crayons to draw eyes, nose and mouth.

3. Cut the plate into four or more pieces, depending the age and skill level of your child. Draw lines with a straight edge dissecting the plate to provide a guide for cutting out the pieces.

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