Pumpkin Craft Projects for the Whole Family

| October 8, 2011 | 0 Comments

kitty projectIf you are looking for cute Halloween craft ideas, Michael’s has great projects, but make sure you check online before going to the store.  Most of their projects cannot be found in the store, so check ahead of time to have your supply list ready.  There are over 30 crafts you can make with plastic pumpkins.  We chose the Kooky Kitty which we found out you can make look cute or creepy by just changing the eyes.

Material List

  • Craft Pumpkin, Black (9”)
  • Marabou Boas, Black (2)
  • Pom Poms, Purple (2 each 2”)
  • Pom Pom, Pink (3/4″)
  • Pom Poms, Yellow (2 each 1”)
  • Chenille Stems, Hot Pink Metallic (3)
  • Grosgrain Ribbon, Purple (6″)
  • Jingle Bell (¾”)
  • Wiggle Eyes (2)
  • Foam Sheets, Black
  • Low Heat Glue Gun & Glue Stick
  • Pencil
  • Paper

Project Instructions

kitty project finalStarting at the stem, hot glue the marabou boa to the pumpkin in a spiral fashion. Keep the spiral loose so you don’t run out of boa before the whole pumpkin is covered.  Draw a rounded triangular cat ear on a piece of paper. Cut the ear out of the paper and trace onto the foam sheet two times.  Cut the ears out of the foam sheet and hot glue them onto the top of the pumpkin.

Twist three chenille stems together at the center as shown.  Glue two purple pom poms to the center of the chenille stems.  Glue chenille stems and pom poms onto the front of the pumpkin.  Glue pink pom pom on the top center of the purple pom poms to create the nose.  Glue yellow pom poms on for the eyes.  Glue wiggle eyes onto the yellow pom poms.

Arrange the chenille stems like whiskers and add kinks for a funky look.

String the bell onto the ribbon.  Glue the ribbon on the pumpkin below the face as a collar.

Notes:  I didn’t find bells in the store so we had no collar or bell.  We found that using white on the nose is much cuter than the blue.  We tried the yellow pom poms behind the eyes and the cat look creepy, so we removed it and want with just plain eyes.
Other cute ideas for girls are the Carriage Pumpkin or the Pumpkin Castle.  Boys may like the Spaceship Pumpkin, Dragon Pumpkin or Funky Frankenstein.

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