As hubby works in the flower business we always get great pumpkins but this year he surpassed himself. I decided to be a little bit more adventurous with our pumpkins. I usually do the standard carving which is great and always pleased the kids but I let myself be seduced by the amazing things on Pinterest. I asked the boys to take a look and choose a design they wanted to try. The little man picked, Minions, naturally and the big lad went for a mummy. Take a look at what we made.
First we covered the pumpkin with yellow acrylic paint. (Beware it needed 3 coats and took almost a full day to dry).
Next we painted the stalk black.
We printed an eye out on the computer (or you can use 3 circles in grey white and black). We stuck these on when the paint was still slightly wet and then we didn't need glue (you need to do this carefully).
I painted on the black goggle stripe and mouth using some of the left over white paper for teeth. (Again we stuck these on the wet paint.)
I sat the pumpkin on a tin to paint the bottom half blue. I painted a curved line on the side for his dungaree straps and painted a black G on the front.
Finally we made the hair. I used a thin sharp screwdriver and hammer to hit in holes around 3cm deep and stuck in some black pipe cleaners, bending them slightly.
Some people recommended covering the painted pumpkin with a glue but I didn't.
We printed eyes and a mouth on the computer and cut them out.
Next we stuck them onto the pumpkin using double sided sticky tape.
Then we simply wrapped a bandage around using white tape to secure it in place.
We stood them on our living room window with the Pumpkin caterpillars we made earlier and they look fantastic, a real Halloween atmosphere. I hope they last until next week?
What did you do this year?