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It’s spooky season! Why not have a fun craft night making some pumpkins extra magical? This is a great activity for the whole family, a date night, or just yourself!
This craft started out as just making a Mickey pumpkin, but I decided to expand my creativity and do a little Buzz & Woody theme as well! Steps are more or less the same for each character.
What You’ll Need
- Foam craft pumpkins
- Paint colors of choice
- Foam sheets
- Paint brushes
- Hot glue gun
Put painters tape on the middle of the pumpkin so it is split in half for your colors.
Paint your base bottom half colors. This may require a few coats. For Mickey, I did red. For Woody, I did blue & for Buzz I did purple. I couldn’t find the proper purple for Buzz, so I actually did a little paint mixture using blue, red & white. It worked perfectly!
Using a hairdryer between each layer, continue painting until it is completely covered. Remove the painter’s tape & allow to dry fully. I allowed to dry for 24 hours because I wanted to ensure no paint overlapped.
Now it is time to paint the top half. Again, this may require a few coats. Do this very carefully, as painter’s tape is not involved and you don’t want to overlap as best you can. For Mickey, I used black, and for both Buzz & Woody I used white. Again, I used my hairdryer in between each coat.
Time for the details! I started by using a hot glue gun to glue Mickey’s buttons on.
Once the white was dry on Buzz & Woody, I was ready to get creative. For Woody, I used a small line of brown where the top & bottom half colors met for his “belt”. Once that dried, I added the belt buckle & cow spots!
For Buzz, I made his “belt” with a light green shade. I couldn’t find the green paint I wanted either, so I used a Christmas green with some white to tone it down. I used purple again for two little line details, and red, green & blue for his “buttons”. I googled the characters for inspiration! You can easily make this your own.
Last, I painted the pumpkin stems. Mickey’s I painted black, Buzz was green & Woody was brown. Remember! You can do any combination of colors you’d like.
The final step was adding the ears for each character. I didn’t want to use hot glue to glue them directly on the pumpkin, as you would see it. So what I did was used some wire I had at home – it was actually the wire stems from some fake flowers I had around home! Any kind of sturdy wire will do the trick.
First, I cut the ears for each character, making sure I found the correct size & also curving the bottom part to make sure it would sit nicely on the pumpkin.
Using hot glue, I glued the foam ears to the wire, leaving only enough wire exposed to poke in the pumpkin.
Once the hot glue was fully dried, I poked it in the pumpkin, and voila!
As an option, you can also glue a foam backing on the ears to cover the wire. I didn’t bother with this step because you won’t see them back on. It would add a nice finished touch, though!
There you have it. A fun Disney inspired pumpkin craft. I hope you have as much fun making this as I did!
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