Two of my most favorite things are Halloween and Disney! We’re excited to visit Disney World this week, so I thought it would be fun to share my Minnie Mouse Halloween Pumpkin. This is one of my most favorite Halloween crafts ever and perfect to show during my 8th Year of Blogging Celebration!
This DIY Minnie Mouse Pumpkin was one of my first crafts that went viral around the internet. Blogging had just started, and it was such an exciting time! Imagine if you will a time before Pinterest, Instagram, Snapchat and Facebook. Things went viral because people tweeted or emailed each other the link! Having something special that I made for my daughter get recognized in this way was such a thrill and helped give me the confidence to purse blogging as a career. I’m so happy to bring back the Minnie Mouse Pumpkin in a step-by-step tutorial for you. Enjoy!
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What You’ll Need to Make a Minnie Mouse Pumpkin:
- 1 Large Pumpkin
- 2 tiny pumpkins
- Several Acrylic Paint Colors: Black, Flesh Tone (you can mix pink and white)
- Large Foam Paint Brush
- Small tip paint brush or if you prefer a Black Sharpie
- 6 Wooden Skewers
- Large Google Eyes
- Ribbon for Bow
- Hot glue or Glue Dots
- Wipe down your pumpkins with a damp cloth. Make sure they are dry before painting.
- On the large pumpkin, draw Minnie’s face shape outline with a pencil.
- Lay out the newspaper and paint the small pumpkins black, and the outside of Minnie’s head black. Paint everything but her face. Let dry.
- Paint Minnie’s face with the flesh color paint and touch up any edges with the black paint.
- Add 2-3 wooden skewers into the corner of a small pumpkin and then push into the left side of Minnie’s head. Repeat on the other side.
- Paint her face features with a small paint brush or black Sharpie marker.
- Add a bow and google eyes with a glue dot or hot glue to finish your pumpkin.
The best thing about this craft is there is no carving needed. It’s a perfect Halloween pumpkin craft for kids!
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