Creative Unicorn, Monster and Cat Pumpkins for Kids
Part two of decorating pumpkins! Because y’all know how much we LOVE decorating pumpkins. Last week we made really cute and colorful drip paint pumpkins, which I thought was a big success. This week, as per my daughter, we decided to make creative unicorn pumpkins, which then turned into cat pumpkins and then some monster pumpkins, too.
I have to admit, I’m more of a wannabe crafty person. I love color and everything about arts and crafts. But my daughter, who’s only 6, is so much more creative than me. And not only is she artistic, but she’s a real, bonafide ‘artsy craftsy’ person. I merely buy the materials and lay it out for her, and she figures out the rest.
Here’s what I got:
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And while I was struggling and still trying to figure out how to make the unicorn horn, my daughter had taken the modeling clay and plopped a piece on the stem of the pumpkin and twisted it upwards to create this. Genius, I thought. And so I copied her. Hers is the one on the left. Mine is the one on the right. She also made the ears out of clay too and painted the inside. I didn’t even think of the ears. So… I just kept on copying.
I love how she attached pom poms on the horn too. I added some bling on mine. We both decided to paint our pumpkins white. And added some extra pizzaz-y glittery paint, also.
Afterwards, she continued to upstage me by creating this monster masterpiece. She tied and twisted pipe cleaners around the pumpkin stem and glued googly eyes to the ends. Not to mention that hot pink pom pom in the middle representing the omnipresent third ‘chakra’ eye.
And here’s her little black kitty cat. Using more clay for the ears and painting the pumpkin jet black. Purple pom pom for the nose.
Like I said, I’m really just the material gatherer. She — is the master behind this entire blog.
*After painting, allow time for the pumpkins to dry before handling.
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