You're going to love this Dollar Store craft for Halloween!
Dollar Tree is the place to find affordable decorations and crafts supplies for Halloween. You can find anything from pumpkins to garlands to wreath forms to ribbons to much, much more.
If you've been to Dollar Tree in the past few years, then you've seen one of our favorite craft items - foam pumpkins. There are lots of craft ideas using these bright orange pumpkins like our decoupaged book page pumpkin and our white laced pumpkin.
When it comes to Halloween decorating, I am always on the cute side rather than the scary. So with today's Halloween craft tutorial, get ready to add a little fun to your Halloween decorations with this super cute, shy pumpkin.
Grab a foam pumpkin, a black bowl, a gift box and a few other supplies... then get ready to make your own shy pumpkin.
Watch our video or keep reading this post for photo step-by-step instructions on how to make this pumpkin craft.
For another fun, easy DIY Halloween project, check out our Lollipop Pumpkin Halloween craft that doubles as a Halloween bowl for trick-or-trickers or is the perfect centerpiece to dress up any kitchen or Halloween party table. It's ridiculously simple and oh so cute!
Want Halloween craft ideas for kids, we have a lot of FREE ideas on our Kid's Halloween crafts page.
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how to make the SHY PUMPKIN CRAFT
WHAT YOU'll NEED for the foam pumpkin craft:
- Dollar Tree Foam Pumpkin
- Dollar Tree Black Bowl
- Dollar Tree Cylindrical Style Gift Box
- Black Paint
- Paint Brush
- Black and White Construction Paper
- Dime (not at Dollar Tree)
- Nickel (not at Dollar Tree)
- Tooth Pick
- Hot Glue Gun or Craft Glue (not at Dollar Tree)
- Exacto Knife, Razor Black or Knife (not at Dollar Tree)
Don't let this long list of supplies discourage you. The craft is really, really simple to make.
INSTRUCTIONS for making the pumpkin craft :
STEP 1: Remove the stem from pumpkin
In previous years, the pumpkin stem on these Dollar Tree pumpkins was easy to remove by simply pulling it off.
This year, the foam pumpkins at my Dollar Tree are constructed differently. The top half of the pumpkin and the stem are all one piece.
So depending on the pumpkin purchased, you will either pull the stem off
cut the stem from the pumpkin with an Exacto knife, razor blade or another cutting tool.
STEP 2: painting stem and gift box top
Once the stem is removed, set the pumpkin aside. Get the black paint and paintbrush to paint the pumpkin stem and gift box top.
Place something on the table to protect it. I always have a supply of shipping paper on hand just for this purpose.
Squeeze some black paint onto a paper plate.
So your hands don't get messed up while painting the stem, insert a toothpick into the bottom. And then paint the stem black. After it's painted, place it in a small cup (like a candle holder) to dry.
Next, remove the top from the gift box (use the bottom of the gift box for another purpose) and paint it black.
Let the paint dry. If the paint has not covered the pieces completely, apply a second coat to them.
STEP 3: MAKE PUMPKIN EYES
When the paint is drying make the eyes for the pumpkins. You'll need the construction paper, a nickel, a dime, a pencil and scissors.
With the nickel trace two circles on the white construction paper and cut them out.
Use the dime to make two circles from the black construction paper.
Glue the black circle onto the white circle. The eyes are complete.
STEP 4: assembling THE SHY PUMPKIN
NOTE: When putting the shy pumpkin together, I used a hot glue gun. After finishing some of the glue showed. So I recommend using tacky craft glue instead.
Get ready to make the shy pumpkin craft with the black bowl, orange foam pumpkin, black pumpkin stem, black gift box top, eyes and glue.
How to assemble the shy pumpkin:
- Glue the eyes to the orange foam pumpkin
- Take the black bowl and apply glue around the rim
- Place the pumpkin in the bowl
- Apply glue to the black gift box top and place it on the top of the pumpkin
- Put some glue on the pumpkin stem and put it in the middle of the box lid
Easy-Peasy! The shy pumpkin craft is finished.
So what do you think? So cute, right? So simple to make! And you can't beat the cost to make this!
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