Cork Stamp Pumpkin Craft

by Heather

Hi, I’m Sara and I blog at Sweet Silly Sara. I am so excited to be sharing our Cork Stamp Pumpkin Craft with you today! 

I love crafting with my kids, and my youngest LOVES to paint. Last weekend she wanted to make something for fall, but we could not find a paint brush in any of our supplies. I could, however, find a wine cork, and that inspired us to make pumpkins in a really fun way. This wine cork stamped pumpkin project is fun for kids of all ages. It is great for little kids as it uses their fine motor skills, and they can also practice shape making. Older kids will enjoy the different approach to painting with an unusual item. 

This pumpkin project is also so easy! It requires very little set up, and uses only simple supplies. If you have paper, paint and a cork, you are in business. You should plan for your kids to get a little messy with this, as they are bound to get paint on their fingers, but that is half of the fun right? 



A wine cork

A paper plate or paint palette

Several shades of orange paint

Black paint (if you want to give your pumpkin a face)

Green paint

White paper



Pour a small amount of paint onto a paper plate. A quarter size drop of each color is enough.

paint on plate

Offer your child the cork and the paint. Encourage your child to begin by making a series of dots in orange, in the shape of a pumpkin.

tiny finger painting

Instruct your child to continue stamping dots of paint into the pumpkin.

pumpkin fill

When the pumpkin is filled in with paint dots, flip the cork over, and give the pumpkin a green stem.

pumpkin cork topper

If you would like, you can give your pumpkin a face with black paint, or if you have had enough painting by this point, you can allow the art to air dry, before displaying.

completed pumpkin cork craft

We loved how this project looked when finished. It is definitely worth displaying on your fridge, or put it in a frame and let the kids show everyone what they made. I hope you have fun making pumpkin art with your kids this fall.

Why Wine Cork Crafts Are So Popular (Pink Ninja Blog)

Wine enthusiasts and DIY lovers alike have discovered a hidden treasure trove of crafting potential in the simple wine cork. In recent years, wine cork crafts have surged in popularity, captivating the imagination of hobbyists and artisans worldwide. What makes these projects so appealing?

Wine cork crafts have taken the DIY world by storm due to their accessibility, sustainability, versatility, sentimentality, affordability, unique aesthetics, and sense of community. Whether you’re a seasoned crafter or just starting, exploring the world of wine cork crafts can be a rewarding and enjoyable journey, offering endless opportunities to unleash your creativity while embracing the beauty of upcycling. So, why not uncork your creative potential and give wine cork crafting a try? Cheers to creativity and sustainability! Psst! We think Sara’s Cork Stamp Pumpkin Craft is a great place to start!

Before you go, be sure to check out Pink Ninja Blog’s 5 Tips for the Perfect, Simple Halloween Party!


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  • 1 small pumpkin (or pumpkin pie spice)
  • 1 orange, sliced
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 4-6 whole cloves
  • 1 apple, sliced
  • 1 teaspoon of nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 4 cups of water

Pumpkin Spice Simmer Pot Recipe
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  • 1 small pumpkin (or pumpkin pie spice)
  • 1 orange, sliced
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 4-6 whole cloves
  • 1 apple, sliced
  • 1 teaspoon of nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 4 cups of water


  1. Start by preparing the pumpkin. If you're using a small pumpkin, cut off the top and scoop out the seeds and pulp. You can save the seeds for roasting later if you like.
  2. Cut the pumpkin into small chunks or slices. If you're using pumpkin pie spice instead of fresh pumpkin, you can skip this step.
  3. In a medium-sized pot, combine the pumpkin (or pumpkin pie spice), orange slices, cinnamon sticks, cloves, apple slices, nutmeg, and vanilla extract.
  4. Pour in the 4 cups of water, ensuring that all the ingredients are fully submerged.
  5. Place the pot on the stove over low heat. As the mixture begins to heat up, the aroma of pumpkin and spices will fill your home.
  6. Allow the potpourri to simmer on low heat, and periodically check the water level. If it gets too low, add more water to prevent it from burning.
  7. Let the pumpkin spice simmer pot fragrance your home for as long as you like. You can leave it on the stove for hours, adding water as needed, or you can turn it off and reheat it later for more aromatic enjoyment.
  8. Enjoy the cozy and inviting scent of this pumpkin spice simmer pot as it spreads the warmth and comfort of autumn throughout your home.

Don’t lose this craft! 



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