Build a BB-8
Rolling straight out of the Star Wars universe is this stacked pumpkin design that will tickle both new and old fans. A large pumpkin makes the base and a smaller one is the head. Add a little tilt to bring your BB-8 character to life.
This friendly design is based off the lovable snowman Olaf in the Disney movie Frozen. It was done first with the help of a pencil, carefully drawing on the eyebrows, eyes, nose and mouth on the pumpkin before tracing over it with black paint. Adults may choose to pencil in the face so that kids can outline it with paint.
This creative design captures the leading characters reaciton of the Pixar movie Monsters to meeting a human child for the first time. This is a design that is easily penciled in, and then painted in with a medium sized sponge brush - no intricate details here, making it great for kids and adults that want something simple to paint.
Guests will lose their heads over this comical rendition of Olaf. You will need a couple pumpkins for this guy, including small ones for his feet. The painting is minimal and clean, so you won't be doing much freehand to pull this off. Use stencils to create perfect circular buttons, eyes, and facial features. The indian corn makes for a great nose, don't you think?
Mason jar lids are used to create the goggles on these spray painted Minions. Pipe cleaners as hair and grommets for the overalls. The little design aspects and use of spray paint makes this a great looking but easy option for those of all abilities.
Pete the Cat
This classic character will look great on your front step this fall. Cardboard was used for the ears, and blue, white, yellow acrylic paints for the colors. The facial features were penciled on and then traced over with a black sharpie.
This version of Olaf uses an oblong shaped gourd for the head, and brushed-on acrylic paints. Cushy poms make the buttons and you can't go wrong using real sticks for arms. As usual, black pipe cleaners simulate the hair. Scarf and orange consturction paper in a funnel shape finish him off with cheery bright colors.
Star Wars Yoda
Ever want to make a life sized pumpkin Yoda for halloween? Well here's the tutorial you have been looking for. It comes complete with stencils and supplies list, so bring the force young padawan and prepare to embark on your first Star Wars journey. Succeed you will!
This energetic Pikachu was created using a faux pumpkin that will last forever, but really, any regular ol' pumpkin can be used. A small one will increase your creations cuteness factor, while a larger one will garner more attention. Spray painting, marking, glueing, and cutting are required steps - so be ready.
Give your pumpkins the adorable appearance of a Shopkins character with this complete tutorial. This is a great idea for families that also happen to be fans of Shopkins. The end result will depend on your painting skill, but tracing the design before you paint will help you paint smoother lines.
Finding Nemo fans will love carving out a Dory using this helpful stencil. This design shouldn't be too difficult as it has short straight edges and few curves.