Painting pumpkins and gourds is one of our favorite Halloween activities with little ones. It’s safe, festive, and the results are creative and unexpected.
Here is a super fun take on painting some small gourds. Why not liven up the Halloween decorations with monsters? If you’re curious how we made them, read on!
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Things you’ll need
- Gourds or small pumpkins
- Push pins
- Craft paint
- Craft glue or glue gun
- Paint brushes
- Construction paper
- Googly eyes
- Pipe cleaners
First, give your gourds and small pumpkins a good wash in the sink and make sure they’re nice and clean.
Once they’re dry, give them two coats of craft paint.
Once the paint is dry, you can add some painted polka dots by stamping the end of a pencil or a pompom in some paint.
Add a monster mouth and some monster eyes! We glued a googly eye onto a pompom and made some eyelashes out of construction paper for this one-eyed monster. We cut out a mouth with construction paper and stamped the end of a paintbrush in white paint to make the monster teeth.
Make some arms! Cut pipe cleaners to the desired length.
To make holes in your gourds for the pipe cleaners, start with a push pin. Next, expand the hole with a toothpick. Pierce the pipe cleaners into these holes as arms or tentacles.
You can also glue the legs to the bottom of the gourd if they are evenly spaced.
Have fun adding accessories like extra eyes, antennae and anything else monster-rific! You could even add feathers or glitter or anything that screams monster!
It’s time to party! Check out the Monster Party Halloween Compilation for some Halloween-themed crafting music!
See you next time, Super Simple Fam!
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