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The things we’ll do for our kids. And grandkids. It amazes me.
My (almost) three-year-old granddaughter loves Disney Junior’s Vampirina so being the loving grandma that I am, I decided to make her a Vampirina pumpkin for Halloween.
Am I nuts?
While this project is fairly easy, it does take a bit of time (about 60-90 minutes).
Materials You’ll Need
- white craft pumpkin
- foam paint brushes
- painter’s tape
- Martha Stewart acrylic paint in Party Streamer color
- DecoArt acrylic paint in Black Tie color
- DecoArt acrylic paint in Sky Blue color
- DecoArt acrylic paint in Brilliant Purple color
- paper plate
- bat headband (check Target, dollar store, or here)
- small piece of glittery felt (plain black will work too)
- skull template (free to download below)
- oil-based Sharpie in white
- picture of Vampirina for reference
A few project notes before you watch the video tutorial:
- Remove the pumpkin stem before you start the project. Flip the pumpkin over and the bottom becomes the top and hides where you removed the stem.
- Use a picture of Vampirina for reference throughout the project. It makes life easier!
- Use a hair dryer to dry the acrylic paint faster.
- If you make a mistake or your lines aren’t as crisp as you’d go like, go back later and touch it up with paint.
- To make the periwinkle blue color, I mixed four drops of DecoArt sky blue paint with one drop of DecoArt brilliant purple. This kept the color consistent.
DIY Video Tutorial: A Batty Vampirina Pumpkin
Here’s the finished Vampirina pumpkin!
A few close-ups:
It’s perfectly imperfect but that’s okay because I know my granddaughter is going to love it! Happy Halloween!