Making a Poke-A-Pumpkin Game

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October 28, 2014

Poke-A-Pumpkin GamePoke-a-pumpkin is an easy to play game that is fun for all ages. There are endless possibilities for prizes and treats that could be tucked inside too!



  • candy or prizes
  • 30 plastic cups (with flat bottoms)
  • orange tissue paper
  • green tissue paper
  • foam core poster board
  • rubberbands
  • yellow construction paper
  • green construction paper
  • black construction paper
  • hot glue gun
  • marker
  • scissors


  1. Cut the orange and green tissue paper into squares, big enough to cover the top of the cup and hang down the sides. I set the cup upside down on the paper to figure out the proper size. (28 orange pieces and 2 green pieces)
  2. test for the tissue paper
  3. Put a candy or prizes into each cup. Then cover with a square of tissue paper and secure the paper with a rubber band. Repeat until all of the cups are covered.
  4. candy inside cup
    covered cups
  5. Arrange the pumpkin to determine your layout and ensure that it will fit on the poster board.
  6. arrange pumpkin

  7. Use a hot glue gun to attach the cups to the board. Allow the glue to dry thoroughly.
  8. apply glue to cup
    first row of pumpkin
    second row of pumpkin 2
    pumpkin on board
  9. Create a moon from the yellow paper, bats from the black paper, and grass from the green paper. Glue them to the poster board.
  10. add grass
    add moon
    add bats
  11. When it is time to play, have each child poke their finger through the paper into the cup of their choosing. Enjoy!
  12. poke through tissue
    Poke-A-Pumpkin Game side view
    kids playing poke-a-pumpkin

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Gold Post Medal for All Time! 899 Posts
October 29, 2014

I made this game after seeing one on Pinterest. Not only did it turn out super cute, it was a lot of fun...even for my daughter's 5th grade class! It would obviously be great for younger kids too.

Playing Poke-A-Pumpkin 1

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