Guess the Pumpkin Character Game #TBCCrafters

Say it Rah-shay By Oct 17, 2013 30 Comments

We don’t “do” Halloween at my library but the event cannot be ignored. We have a selection of Halloween books available for check out, the after school chatter from my tweens and littles includes Halloween costumes and I may or may not be keeping bite sized bags of snacks near my desk.

As I looked on Pinterest for non-holiday ideas for a new passive library station I discovered the blog Cinjoella and fell in love with her Gingerbread-Who character guessing game. Since it’s October I adapted the gingerbread people into pumpkins and came up with Pumpkin Who?


TBC Pumpkin 004 

My work study student and I gathered supplies and went to work



  • Pumpkin template (we used this template from Ullswater and shrank it to fit two pumpkins on a page)
  • Construction paper
  • Pictures of characters from books
  • glue
  • tape
  • scissors
  • crayons and markers

We copied the pumpkins and cut them out. We made a list of characters that would appeal to our tweens and younger children who use the area.

  1. Cat in the Hat
  2. Frankenstein
  3. Dracula
  4. Spiderman
  5. Max (Where the Wild Things Are)
  6. Wolverine
  7. Dora
  8. Wicked Witch of the East
  9. Mouse (If You Give a ….)
  10. Harry Potter
  11. Pigeon
  12. Clifford, the Big Red Dog
  13. Arthur
  14. Elephant and Piggie
  15. Batman
  16. Greg Heffley (Diary of a Wimpy Kid)


To create the pumpkin characters, we looked for things that would be easily identifiable and things that would make people think a bit. We used orange, green and red for our pumpkins and used books from the collection for inspiration.


Below are a few of the pumpkins available for guessing.


Guess the pumpkin characters!

Guess the pumpkin characters!



Greg Heffley

Greg Heffley

Elephant and Piggie

Elephant and Piggie









Did I create your favorite character? If no, tell me who you’d make a pumpkin out of!
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  1. Well that would be a fun game to play at a Halloween party. I need to show this to our Grandsons Mom. She was looking for some fun games. Thanks

  2. Tess says:

    I need to put together a Halloween party for little ones and now I have an idea to add!!

  3. This is such a fun idea! I love that its a game and a craft at the same time! Twice the fun 🙂

  4. Jamie says:

    That is adorable!! How fun for days we have to stay inside. Pinned & Tweeted!

  5. What a great idea for a fun little game! This is so original and cute. I want to play this myself so I can only imagine how much fun the kids will have!

  6. I love this. How creative!

  7. Rosey says:

    How fun and they’re cute too!! Spidey is my fave. 🙂

  8. Super liked Clifford, cat in the hat and Spiderman. What a nice game to play!

  9. Rose Powell says:

    These are so stinking adorable. Clifford is awesome!

  10. Michele says:

    What a terrific idea for a Halloween party for kids as well! I love books and an really glad you used characters from books to remind children to read read read!

  11. Dov Shapira says:

    What a cute / nice project to do with your kids.

  12. Soooo creative! I love them all 🙂 I would totally do this for a kids Halloween party!!

  13. This is such a creative Halloween project to do with the kids. I love that you made the connection to literature in order to get the kids excited about reading. That is always a plus.

  14. What a fun and creative game… I bet the kids are having a Blast.. I know my princess would…. Thanks for sharing, will have to create one like that for my kids

  15. Oh I love the Batman pumpkin! They are all so super cute, but since my hubby is into action figures I should definitely make him a Batman 🙂

  16. melanie says:

    these are too cute. i cannot wait until my girls are old enough for me to do crafts like this with them…

  17. What a cute idea and a great game to play!

  18. This is such a cute one for Halloween, fun and easy to make.

  19. Michelle H says:

    This is really cute. I’ve been short on Halloween inspiration this year, but my kids would love this.

  20. Dawn Pruitt says:

    How fun and creative! Pinned & Tweeted!

  21. amanda says:

    what a super cute and creative way to have fun with the kiddos

  22. Oh those are so fun! I love that they’re not too SPOOKY! 🙂

  23. Cynthia L says:

    What a really great idea! I figured out most of them, but there were a couple that had me stumped! I think you got all of the favorites of that age group!

  24. T. Marie says:

    I absolutely love this idea. The spiderman pumpkin came out so darn cute but I am totally a batman fan. hehe.

  25. Cool project for Halloween, even for team gatherings. I think kids would love to play this guessing, if only hide all the pumpkins before Halloween.

  26. Debra says:

    What a cute Halloween craft idea. Anything Batman goes over big in our house so that one was my fav!

  27. shelly says:

    This is so creative! My daughter would love to see one for Doc McStuffins. She is dressing up as Doc for Halloween.

  28. Alaina Bullock says:

    What a fun and creative idea! I used to love doing interactive bulletin boards and similar ideas when I used to teach. I bet the kids will love this!

  29. That is such a super cute idea! I bet kids love this!

  30. SoberJulie says:

    How awesome are these!!!

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