Minion Pumpkins: Halloween DIY

Minion Pumpkins

What’s better than the Frankenstein Pumpkin I carved?

Frankenstein Pumpkin

These Despicable Me themed Minion Pumpkins!

Minion Pumpkins

I got 1st place at my family’s Halloween party with these two cuties.  I was inspired to make these minion pumpkins when I saw a post about hand-painted minion pumpkins at Coupon Clipinista.  The goal was to carve these pumpkins, so with a little help from Target and Michaels, I was able to create these two.

Minion Pumpkins

Minion Pumpkins

Minion Pumpkins

Minion Pumpkins

Supplies:

  • Fake pumpkin (find them at Target!)
  • Yellow and Purple craft spray paint (Krylon)
  • Sheets of White, Black, and Brown Felt
  • Hot glue gun
  • 2 canning jar lids
  • Purple feathers
  • Black pipe-cleaner
  • Knife for carving

In my experience, the fake craft pumpkin I got from Target took the spray paint on the best.  I bought a white one because it was going to be painted.  The purple spray paint covered the pumpkin beautifully.  The smaller pumpkin was from Michaels – it did not like to be painted.  Target’s pumpkin was easier to cut as well.  So if you can swing it, I recommend using Target’s fake pumpkins (not sponsored).

Minion Pumpkins

Minion Pumpkins

Instructions:

  1. Carve your pumpkins.
  2. I placed a canning jar lid seal on the pumpkin and traced a circle around.
  3. I followed the line all around except I left about a half inch at the bottom.  Then I cut up into the middle of the circle created a pillar, and cut out the rest of the eye. – I did this for both pumpkins.  I left the standing pillar so I could glue the eyes onto the pumpkin and still have an opening into the pumpkin.
  4. Carve a mouth.  I did a free hand drawing for both.  I knew I was putting teeth on the purple minion, so I made a larger mouth opening.
  5. Spray paint your pumpkins.  I only needed two coats for the purple minion.  The yellow is another story – it needed a lot.  I spray painted the pumpkins standing up, waited for them to dry, and painted the bottom.  I let them sit upside down, balancing on a cup to dry the bottoms.
  6. Eyes – I cut out white circles, smaller than the canning jar seals, and glued that on to the standing pillar.  I cut out a smaller black pupil for the purple minion, and a brown and black circles for the yellow.
  7. I cut long strips of black felt and glued them form the openings of the eyes, around the pumpkin, and glued them to the other side of the eye opening.
  8. I hot glued the canning jar seals around the eye opening.
  9. To make the teeth, I cut out the teeth from the white foam felt, and shaped the bottom to the mouth.  I cut a slit in the wall of the mouth so I could insert the teeth to look like they were coming out from the mouth, and glued them into place.
  10. I poked holes at the top of the purple minion and filled them in with feathers.
  11. I used yellow and purple glow sticks to light them up for the party.
  12. Voila!  You’ve got yourself some cool minion pumpkins!

Minion Pumpkins

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