This year, we decided to decorate our pumpkins based on my kids favorite animals. My daughter and I made a puppy princess and my son and I made a painted pumpkin decorated like a penguin. They loved how they turned out! We have them displayed inside our home instead of outside because we love them so much. Read on to see how easy it is to make this painted penguin pumpkin design!
How To Make A Painted Penguin Pumpkin Design
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- black paint
- black glitter glue – optional
- black and orange construction paper and/or craft foam paper
- cotton balls
- jumbo googly eyes
Pumpkin Penguin Instructions:
Paint 2 coats of black paint on the pumpkin with drying time in between.
Paint a coat of black glitter glue.
Add torn cotton balls on the front of the pumpkin creating the belly area before the glitter glue dries.
Cut 2 wing shapes and glue them on to the sides of the pumpkin.
Glue on 2 jumbo googly eyes.
Cut 2 penguin feet from orange craft foam paper and glue to the bottom of the pumpkin in the front.
Fold a small piece of orange craft foam in half. Starting at the folded edge, make an angled cut. Make another angled cut on the opposite side to form a folded triangle. Add glue to one of the triangle flaps and glue under the eyes.
Now your painted penguin pumpkin is ready to be displayed for all to see!
Penguin and Pumpkin – Cute Children’s Book Suggestion
Are you familiar with the Penguin series by author Salina Yoon? Penguin and Pumpkin is a cute book from the series. It’s about family and celebrating the fall season. To read more about the book or purchase it, click here.
Penguin’s curiosity about fall sends him on a journey to a faraway farm. But his younger brother Pumpkin is too little to come along! Can Penguin find a perfect way to bring the joys of the season back home so Pumpkin can join the fun?
More Halloween Pumpkin Designs
- No-carve Puppy Princess Pumpkin
- Easy Monster Pumpkin Idea
- Sparkly ‘BOO!’ Pumpkin Idea
- Create-A-Face Pumpkin
What fun ways have you decorated pumpkins in the past? We hope your children enjoyed this painted penguin pumpkin tutorial!
*Originally published 10/27/2014 and updated on 10/20/2018.
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