DIY Pumpkin Pillow Fight Game

Are you ready for an awesome fall game that entertains kids all season long, including Thanksgiving Day? That is exactly what this DIY pumpkin pillow fight game is. Let’s face it; there are a lot of aspects of the big family dinner at Thanksgiving that just aren’t fun for little ones. That goes double if your family is the one hosting this year. This game will not only make the kiddos excited, it will also keep them from being under your feet while you work in the kitchen.

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Let kids have fun knocking towers over with this easy DIY pumpkin pillow fight game! It is perfect for entertaining kids all season long!

 

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Materials

 

Let kids have fun knocking towers over with this easy DIY pumpkin pillow fight game! It is perfect for entertaining kids all season long!

Step 1

First, remove the lids from your boxes and set them aside. You don’t need them for this project.

 

Let kids have fun knocking towers over with this easy DIY pumpkin pillow fight game! It is perfect for entertaining kids all season long!

Step 2

Next, paint your pumpkin boxes orange.

Step 3

Add a second coat of orange paint and let it dry completely.

 

Let kids have fun knocking towers over with this easy DIY pumpkin pillow fight game! It is perfect for entertaining kids all season long!

Step 4

Next, paint the stems of your pumpkin boxes brown.

 

Let kids have fun knocking towers over with this easy DIY pumpkin pillow fight game! It is perfect for entertaining kids all season long!

Step 5

While your brown paint dries, add the sleeping faces to the front of your pumpkins.

 

Let kids have fun knocking towers over with this easy DIY pumpkin pillow fight game! It is perfect for entertaining kids all season long!

Step 6

Lastly, paint leaves on the pumpkins and set them aside to dry.

 

Let kids have fun knocking towers over with this easy DIY pumpkin pillow fight game! It is perfect for entertaining kids all season long!

Let kids have fun knocking towers over with this easy DIY pumpkin pillow fight game! It is perfect for entertaining kids all season long!

Step 7

Now pull out your fabric and cut it into 6 rectangles that are 3 inches by 2 inches.

Tip:

  • If you are using an old tank top as I did, measure 3 inches up from the bottom and cut straight across. Then cut them into 2 inch pieces, leaving the sewn seams attached.

 

Let kids have fun knocking towers over with this easy DIY pumpkin pillow fight game! It is perfect for entertaining kids all season long!

Step 8

Next, line the edges of 2 pieces up, right sides together, and pin along the edges.

Note:

  • Do this to all of your fabric pieces. This should give you 3 pinned “pillows”.

 

Let kids have fun knocking towers over with this easy DIY pumpkin pillow fight game! It is perfect for entertaining kids all season long!

Step 9

Next, sew around each of your pillows leaving a small gap to turn the fabric right side out after sewing. Be sure to pull out the pins as you stitch your edges.

Step 10

Once all of your pillows are sewn, turn them right-side out.

 

Let kids have fun knocking towers over with this easy DIY pumpkin pillow fight game! It is perfect for entertaining kids all season long!

Step 11

Then fill each pillow with Poly-Fil.

 

Let kids have fun knocking towers over with this easy DIY pumpkin pillow fight game! It is perfect for entertaining kids all season long!

Step 12 (Optional)

Add 2-3 marbles inside each pillow.

Tips:

  • Adding the marbles makes it easier to knock down the pumpkins. If your kids are older, you can omit them to make the game more difficult.
  • You can also use beans or dry corn to add weight, I just prefer not to use food.

 

Let kids have fun knocking towers over with this easy DIY pumpkin pillow fight game! It is perfect for entertaining kids all season long!

Let kids have fun knocking towers over with this easy DIY pumpkin pillow fight game! It is perfect for entertaining kids all season long!

Step 13

Next, sew the gap closed on each pillow.

 

Let kids have fun knocking towers over with this easy DIY pumpkin pillow fight game! It is perfect for entertaining kids all season long!

Step 14

Pull your pumpkins back out and spray both the front and back with acrylic sealant. Let it dry completely before playing.

 

Let kids have fun knocking towers over with this easy DIY pumpkin pillow fight game! It is perfect for entertaining kids all season long!

This is such an easy little game that kids of all ages will love. I have no idea why but it is super satisfying to kids when they knock something over. How many times have you heard your kid yell, “Mom, he knocked my block tower over!”? Now, instead of causing a fight, this DIY pumpkin pillow fight game will encourage them to have fun knocking stuff over. Now you’ll be free to get ready for the even and socialize while the kids play. Looking for me fun games to play? Check out this Glow in the Dark Scavenger Hunt or this easy DIY Tabletop Zombie Bowling Game!

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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.