Hey! Its this time of the year again! Spooky time! Kids are soooo excited about all the candies they will collect, while us, their parents, are a bit nervous ,thinking already how we will be checking every single candy for any sharp or weird objects and sorting all these candies out.
Well. I wanted to share how we decided to decorate our pumpkins. Kids ( and me)…we definitely had lots of fun painting them, drawing and gluing fun stuff on them.
We had a total of 5 pumpkins to decorate. 3 pretty small ones and 2 huge ones. So we decided to make one a witch, one a kitty, 2 happy face pumpkins and the last one I decided to paint all gold and just leave it like that.
What you will need.
Well of course we need some pumpkins first. Get some. Wash them, so there is no dirt left. Dry them all out.
First we will need to paint the pumpkins. Get some acrylic paint. Make sure you get white, because it will serve as a primer.
So lets start with a witch and a kitty.
While kids were painting there kitty pumpkin white ( priming), I painted my witch pumpkin green. For the witch, you can either prime it, then put some green paint and then finish it with a metallic green paint, or you can just use 2 colors, green and metallic green. I chose the 2nd option. Its just faster.
Let it all dry. You will need to paint the bottoms of these pumpkins as well. You can do it only after the whole pumpkin is dry. Yes, it is time consuming. It took us 2 days of pumpkins decorations from start till the end.
So here we go. Our pumpkins are finally dry. It is time to put a second coat of paint on them ( different colors).
For the Kitty pumpkin we will paint it pink. For the witch pumpkin we will paint it metallic green.
While kids were painting their kitty pumpkin pink, I enjoyed painting our witch pumpkin metallic green. Just to give her that glowy fairy tale look.
Again. Let it dry. Then paint the bottoms and let it dry one more time.
Here are our 3 pumpkins painted and dried.
Meanwhile…..our 2 huge pumpkins also got washed, dried, painted white, then painted gold.
I let ALL of our pumpkins dry overnight. Just to make sure they are completely dry.
The next morning was the time for drawing and decorating.
Now for that drawing/painting part, you can either use a brush and paint, or paint markers. I used paint markers for mine. These are the ones, just in case you were wondering what it is:
The tail in our witch pumpkin will serve as her nose. Draw her eyes in white and mouth in black. Let it dry.
We need to make the eyes and lips stand out. So circle the eyes with the black paint and circle the mouth with a red paint. We will have a witch fashionista, with her red lipstick and black eyeliner 🙂 Draw her some eyebrows and teeth. You can make her teeth white, I decided to make them yellow. She IS a scary witch after all 🙂
Let is all dry.
For the hat. I found this Halloween hat for cats that I had. I just cut out all the extra strings for attachment and got rid of red hair on it.
You can make your own witch hat. You can check out in here for instructions.
And for witches hair I found some yarn leftovers that have been sitting in my drawer. Just measure the size on you witch head. Unwrap in a circle and then cut that in half from the bottom. You can make her hair out of anything. Even paper. Be creative, check your drawers. 🙂
Get a hot glue gun and glue that hair into the witches head. Put a lot of that glue ( in the middle of her head), the glue won’t be seen anyways, since it will be hiding under the hat. After its dry, glue that hat on top of her hair.
To make her a bit more scary. Get a small craft pom, cut it in half and glue the other half into her nose. That would make a great scary, hairy wart.
Here we go. You pumpkin witch is ready to scare everybody around 🙂
Now back to the kitty pumpkin.
Unlike the witch pumpkin, kitty’s pumpkin tail will actually be a tail, not a nose 🙂
We did all the drawings just the same as with our witch. We draw-painted her eyes in white, we made the bottom middle as her nose. And while it was still drying we put some glitter over the paint ( white sparkles on the eyes and black sparkles on the nose). Well, my kids wanted their kitty to be sparkly.
I found some cupboard in my recycle and decided to use it for kitty’s ears. You can use paper as well.
I just cut out the equal size corners from the cupboard and here we go. The ears are ready.
We painted them black from both sides and put some pink glitter over them (front) 🙂
If you will be using a cupboard just like me, make sure you make these corners soft. Bend them for a few times. Make them soft. Make sure you will use the hot glue to stick them on. While gluing them on, make a little arch.
Just like with our witch, we finished the kitty’s face. We draw her some whiskers, pupils and eyelashes.
Here is our ready kitty cat. And she has a nice pink tail behind her.
Meanwhile. We finished our huge pumpkins with some big googly eyes, sticky spiders, smiley mouths and sparkly ringtone noses.