Caterpillar Craft Pumpkin
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Caterpillar Craft Pumpkin

There’s no end to what you can do with a craft pumpkin! Explore your possibilities, whether you like cute or creepy, and create the perfect Halloween décor sure to bring squeals of frightful delight to young and old alike!

Designed by Donna Bush

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

  • Craft Pumpkin, 6½"
  • Wood Dowel, 1/8"x36"
  • Pom Pom, Red
  • Versa-Tool™
  • Scissors
  • Low Heat Glue Gun & Glue Sticks
  • Water Container
  • Palette or Plastic Plate
  • Paper Towels
  • Wire Cutters
  • Tracing and Transfer Paper
  • Grosgrain Ribbon, Red
  • Wiggle Eyes, Large (2)
  • Chenille Stems, Black (5)
  • Styrofoam® Balls: 5"; 4"; 3½", 3"
  • Flat Brush, ¾"
  • #0 Liner Brush
  • Round Sponge Spouncer™, Large
  • DecoArt® Gloss Enamels: Black, Bright Orange, Festive Green and Citron Green

Project Instructions

Use ¾" flat brush to paint pumpkin and all Styrofoam® balls Citron Green.

Use round point on Versa-Tool™ to make a hole in pumpkin approximately one-third down from top.

Push dowel through Styrofoam® balls at different levels then into pumpkin. Secure with glue.

Use round sponge pouncer and Festive Green to stamp dots on body.

Position and adhere eyes and nose.

Cut four chenille stems into quarters. Position and push stems into Styrofoam® body sections for legs.

Bend remaining chenille stem in half and curl ends for antennae. Position and adhere to head.

Use liner brush and Black to paint mouth.

Use liner brush handle end and Bright Orange to dot green polka dots.


Let dry between painting steps.

Craft Notes

Some supplies may be seasonal and not available in stores year round.