This year we decided to make the kid’s pumpkins look like their favorite animals. My daughter loves ‘doggies,’ princesses, and the color pink so we came up with a pink princess puppy pumpkin! It made a fun mommy and me craft and an adorable Halloween decoration.
jumbo googly eyes
glitter glue (or a 2nd color of paint)
craft foam, construction paper, or felt (ears)
Our crown is from one that my daughter broke. It had the pink fluffy part on the crown. It is also available in the craft section of stores, usually where the ribbons are.
Variation: Make a crown from cardboard, cardboard tube, craft foam, construction paper, or anything else that might work.
How to make the Princess Puppy Pumpkin Decoration:
Paint the pumpkin pink or another color. We did 2 coats with lots of drying time in between (helps prevent chipping/flaking off).
Since princess are sparkly, we used glitter glue to paint a spot for one of the eyes. We receive craft products free from CraftProjectIdeas.com, however, this particular pink glitter glue we bought from Walmart. It only cost $1. Just look for the Horizon Group USA on the back of the label. We were sent their glow-in-the-dark glitter glue recently and have used it for several projects already including constellations and footprint ghosts. It’s perfect for Halloween crafts! Glitter glue also happens to be the material of the month on the CraftProjectsIdeas.com website this month too. Head on over to see lots of sparkly crafts!
Glue on the googly eyes and draw on a nose and mouth.
While it’s drying, get the crown ready and cut ears from craft foam, construction paper, or felt. Glue the ears on.
Glue on the crown.
That’s it! Pretty easy, huh? My 3 year old and I made the pumpkin together. She did the painting and gluing, while I did the drawing and cutting.