Time Required :
About an hour
Beginner
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dinosaur pumpkin

Upgrade your Halloween from classic to Jurassic with this exceptionally cute dinosaur pumpkin! Our thunder lizard is super-easy to make – just pick out your favorite craft pumpkin, then download our free template. (You’ll find it below, along with our instructions.) Let’s DIY this dino!
Step 1
We have a template that’ll make this project even easier! Click here to download it and print it out. Cut out the pattern pieces, then set them aside until Step 3.
Step 2

Paint the entire pumpkin with Crisp Green paint (or any color you like!) and let the paint dry. Continue adding coats of paint until you can’t see the orange of the pumpkin anymore.

TIP: It’ll take several coats of paint to get complete coverage. Always be sure to let you paint dry between coats.

Step 3
Trace each of the template patterns onto adhesive-backed foam. Then, turn each pattern piece over and trace them all a second time.
Step 4
Next, cut out all the foam shapes. Peel off the paper backing from the two head/neck pieces and, starting at the tops of the heads, stick them together until you reach the bottom 1½”. Don’t press the bottom sections together; instead, stick them flat against the top of the pumpkin, on one side of the stem, just where it starts to curve down.
Step 5
Peel off the backing from the two tail pieces and, starting at the tail’s tip, press them together. Again, leave the top 1½” open and use section to attach the tail to the pumpkin’s bottom on the side opposite the head.
Step 6
Now, peel the adhesive backing from the top part of the dinosaur feet and attach each one to the pumpkin’s bottom.
Step 7
Add foam sticker shapes in different colors to decorate your pumpkin. We gave ours spots!
Step 8
To finish, just glue wiggle eyes in place on your dino’s head, and let the glue dry.

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    • Color: White
    • Size: 4 oz
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    • Size: 4 oz
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    Item # 10367104 
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    • Color: Brights
    • Size: 6" x 9"
    • Count: 30
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    • Size: 6" x 9"
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    • Color: Brights
    • Size: 6" x 9"
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