Carving pumpkins is a Halloween tradition. There are so many options you can create, and that’s the fun that comes with it: you never know what you’re going to get.
If you aren’t a fan of pumpkin carving, want to amp up the safety factor, or just want to try something new, using the pumpkin to build on top of rather than taking away from it is a great option.
You can add clay, paint, and so much more to create whatever you want. One of my favorites is a unicorn, and here’s how to do it.
What you’ll need to create these adorable unicorns is:
- Pumpkin(s) to paint (she uses dollar store carvable pumpkins)
- White paint
- Paint brushes
- Gold paint marker
- Black marker
- Nude or pink paint
- Modeling clay in multiple colors (white, gold, blue/pink, etc.)
- Flowers/hair or other decorations
First, you’ll want to paint your pumpkins white. When that dries, draw on your eyes with gold and black markers. Paint on some rosy cheeks.
With white modeling clay, sculpt some ears and a unicorn horn. Paint the inside of the ears either gold or pink, and paint your unicorn horn however you’d like.
Add your decorations: clay hair, flowers, or whatever else you find fits your pumpkin. Once that all dries, you’re done!
If you have little ones that you don’t want near carving equipment, these pumpkins are perfect. Not only are they easy and safe to create, but they’re adorable and super festive!
Check out Jay Munee DIY‘s video below and get to making yours!