Do you want an easy pumpkin craft idea? Turn foam pumpkins into a cute deer that you can keep up year-round with just a few simple changes.
materials needed for a pumpkin craft deer
- 1 round and 1 tall pumpkin
- Apple Barrel multisurface paint
- paint brush
- hot glue gun
- brown felt
- white craft foam
- permanent marker
Here are the deer craft instructions
1. Cut the stem off the round pumpkin
I cut the stem off of the round pumpkin. I like to use my Plaid Wood Burning Tool Kit that has a knife tool. This heats up and cuts through those foam pumpkins like butter.
How do you cut a pumpkin for crafting?
2. Paint both craft pumpkins
I used Apple Barrel Multisurface paint in the color Burnt Umber to paint both pumpkins. Each pumpkin needed 2 coats of paint and I let them dry between coats. Once they were painted with the second coat, I let them dry completely.
Can you paint craft pumpkins?
Yes, you can paint craft pumpkins. Acrylic and chalk paint works well. The only thing to consider is where you’ll be putting your pumpkin. If you’ll be keeping them inside, you have a lot of flexibility on which paint you’ll be using. If you are putting your pumpkin outside, then you’ll want paint that is safe for outdoors. Check the bottle of paint for clarity on which surfaces it’s good for as well as if it can be inside or out.
3. Paint the second layer of color on your pumpkin
I drew on the outline of a face for my deer on the round pumpkin. I used Apple Barrel paint in the color warm buff to paint the lighter color of the face.
I added the warm buff paint to the bottom of the tall pumpkin, and this would become the chest of the deer.
4. Draw on the face of the deer
I used a permanent marker and drew the outline of the face between the 2 colors of paint. I colored in a black nose. I painted on white eyes, and then outlined the eyes with the black permanent marker and colored in the center of the eye.
5. Hot Glue on the deer head
I used my Ryobi hot glue gun and glued the small pumpkin head onto the side of the tall pumpkin body.
6. Hot glue on the ears and antlers
I cut 2 ears out of brown felt, and 2 antlers out of white craft foam. I hot glued the ears and antlers to the head of the deer on the round pumpkin.
7. Add decor around the neck
I added leaves around the neck of my deer. I left them somewhat loose so that I could change it up per season. Maybe some bells for winter, flowers for spring and summer.
8. Add other embellishments to the body
I used a permanent marker to draw on some leg structures on the tall pumpkin. I used some chalk to create some fawn dots on the back of the deer.
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