Alien Pumpkin
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Alien Pumpkin

Take me to your candybowl!! Make this fun sci-fi pumpkin to add to your Halloween decor!

Design by Donna Bush, courtesy of DecoArt.

Craft Time: 60+ minutes
Uses Recycled Items: No
 
 
 
 
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Material List

  • DecoArt® Gloss Enamels:
  • Lavendar
  • Lamp Black
  • Citron Green
  • DecoArt® Dazzling Metallics:
  • Shimmering Silver
  • DecoArt® Glamour Dust Glitter:
  • Silver Bling
  • Purple Passion
  • DecoArt® Writer:
  • Glo-In-The-Dark
  • Brushes:
  • #0 Liner
  • 1" Flat
  • Sponge Brush
  • Large Foam Pumpkin
  • Medium Foam Pumpkin
  • 2 Styrofoam Balls, Halved
  • 1/2" x 36" Dowels (2) - cut into four (4) 14" pieces for legs
  • Fun Foam Sheet - Green (for sign)
  • Stake or Dowel for sign
  • Versa-Tool by Walnut Hollow
  • (2) Silver Chenille Stems
  • Craft Knife
  • Scissors
  • Saw or Heavy-Duty Snips to cut dowels
  • Thick Styrofoam Block or Ball, Halved
  • Low-temp Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
  • Large round sponge pouncer
  • Tracing and Transfer paper
  • Water Container
  • Palette or Plastic Plate
  • Paper Towels
  • Chalk Pencil
 

Project Instructions

Use VersaTool fitted with knife tip to cut large pumpkin in half. Use one half for body. If you prefer to use other half for another project, cut out ears and hands from fun foam sheet.

Use sponge brush to paint head, body, dowel legs, Styrofoam feet, hands and ears Shimmering Silver.

Turn medium pumpkin upside down so stem can be used for “neck”. Trace and transfer face pattern.

Use 1” flat and Citron Green to paint two large circles on head for eyes.

Use liner brush and Black to outline eyes and make swirls inside each. Add small circle for nose and wavy line for mouth. When dry, add additional eye swirls with Glo-in-the-Dark dimensional writer and dot nose with Lavender.

Use 1” flat and Silver Bling Glamour Dust Glitter to coat all silver areas.

Assemble: Use VersaTool to cut circle in center of body to fit “neck”. Fit large Styrofoam block or piece inside body. Secure with glue. Position and adhere head. Position and adhere ears on head and hands on body. Insert dowel legs into foam. Trim foam feet to fit. Push onto leg ends and secure with glue, if necessary.

Use pouncer and Lavender to stamp polka dots on body.

Once Lavender dries, paint dots with Purple Passion Glamour Dust Glitter.

Use VersaTool fitted with point to make hole in top, center of head. Twist chenille stems together to form antennae. Insert chenille stem end in hole and secure with glue.

Cut sign shape. Write message of your choice on foam with chalk pencil.

Use #0 liner and Citron Green to paint lettering.

Embellish lettering with Glo-in-the-Dark dimensional writer.

Position and adhere sign on stake or dowel. Adhere to hand.

Tips

The Versa-Tool by Walnut Hollow is VERY HOT!! If your children are helping with this project - please do not let them handle this tool!