5 Pumpkin Science Projects You Need to Try Out!

Posted Tuesday, October 10th, 2017

There’s so much more you can do with a pumpkin than simply carving it! Whether you’re turning it into slime or blowing bubbles with it, we’re sure you’re going to love these 5 DIY science projects with your favorite fall fruit! DISCLAIMER: We can’t turn pumpkins into carriages. 😉




1. Pumpkin-cano

This project is all about reactions — more precisely, volcanic reactions! All you need is a small pumpkin, water, dish soap, and vinegar. If you really want to make this Halloweeny, pick up a white pumpkin and some food coloring! Click here to find out how Littlebinsforlittlehands.com does it!







2. Bubble Science with Pumpkins

The lab goal for this sensory experiment is to learn basic bubble science. Grab a pumpkin, dish soap, water, and a straw and you’re practically blowing bubbles already. It can be a great activity for home schooled children or even a super fun project for family night! Click here to find out exactly how it’s done. Thanks, Preschool Powol Packets!






3. Sticky Pumpkin Slime

Slime is science! Who knew? Littlebinsforlittlehands.com explains how the borate ions in the slime activator mix with the PVA glue and form this cool stretchy substance. Basic talk? It’s called cross linking and one of our favorite diys. Check it all out here! 🙂







4. Bombs Away! Pumpkin Catapults

Surprise the kiddos with a bag full of rubber bands, plastic spoons, popsicles sticks, and small pumpkins. Then ask them to build a catapult with it! This STEM activity is perfect for kids of all ages and can also be expanded to cover art if you incorporate decorating of the catapult! Click here to see how the pros at Preschool Powol Packets do it.






5. Pumpkin Inception

A pumpkin inside of a pumpkin?! Life with More Babies had the brilliant idea to use a pumpkin as a planter to show the growing process for her girls. With this method, children can see the roots growing through the bottom of the pumpkin and then plant the entire thing when it’s ready. Click here to find step-by-step instructions!







Looking for even more projects? Be sure to check out our Pumpkin Science board here! 😉 




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