Scaredy Squirrel Pumpkin turns a favorite book character into a fun Fall decor. The perfect activity to keep the kids entertained this holiday season!
Looking for a kid-friendly craft for your Fall pumpkin decorating parties? This Scaredy Squirrel Pumpkin combines your child’s favorite book character into a fun Autumn decor!
It uses simple craft supplies you can find at your neighboorhood hobby stores and is so easy to make, the little ones will have a blast putting it together.
How to Make Scaredy Squirrel Pumpkin
- Small oval/round pumpkin
- Brown craft paint
- Tan craft paint
- Pink craft paint
- White craft paint
- Black craft paint
- Clear spray paint
- Brown cardstock paper or foam sheet
- Black Sharpie
- Set of paint brushes
- Hot glue and hot glue gun
Paint the top half of the pumpkin brown and the bottom half tan as pictured, with a tan hump in the center facing up and two brown humps facing down for the face.
Let dry. Paint a second coat and let dry.
Paint a half circle in pink in the tan area of the pumpkin in the center to make the nose. Paint the white teeth in the shape of a long and wide rectangle under the nose.
Use a skinny paintbrush to outline the bottom of the nose, teeth and to draw lines in the teeth area to separate each tooth.
Paint one circle eye on each of the brown jumps. Stick the back of the paintbrush into white paint and use to dot each eye.
In a well-ventilated area, pumpkin with a clear coat of spray paint and let dry.
Cut out two brown half oval ears from cardstock paper. Cut each side from one end down the center and round each side like pictured. Fold the bottom flat and glue the ears to the top of the pumpkin.