This black cat pumpkin makes an awesome Halloween craft that’s fun for all ages.
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It’s that time of year! Fall is here so it’s time to start making some no carve pumpkins (because who wants to deal with the mess of actually carving them). We’ve made everything from a Jack Skellington pumpkin to a Hello Kitty pumpkin, though our unicorn pumpkin might just be our favorite.
We’re really loving this black cat pumpkin too! Since it’s a no carve pumpkin, kids of all ages can have fun making their own and it’s the perfect decor for Halloween. With just some black paint and a few craft materials, you’re good to go!
Black Cat Pumpkin
- Foam pumpkin (this is an Amazon link but you can get them for $1 at Dollar Tree)
- Black acrylic paint
- White acrylic paint
- Foam sheets: black, pink and sparkly green
- Black yarn
- Black chenille (a.k.a. pipe cleaners)
- Ribbon for collar
Start by painting the pumpkin with black acrylic paint. You may need two coats.
You can make the cat ears while waiting for the paint to dry. Draw two black triangles, then two slightly smaller pink ones.
After cutting them out, use hot glue to put them together.
You’ll need to cut the bottom of the ear in a curved shape so that it will sit flush against the pumpkin.
Cut a little at a time until they fit just right.
Glue the ears on with the majority of the hot glue in back so it won’t be noticeable
Now cut eyes out of sparkly green foam.
Draw a circle on the back of the foam for each eye.
Then use some of the black foam scraps to make skinny diamonds and hot glue them to the middle of the eyes.
Attach the eyes to the pumpkin.
Next, cut out a small pink triangle and round the corners. Take two pieces of chenille and cut them into thirds. Finally, use hot glue to attach the nose and whiskers, then paint on a mouth.
For the tail, I gathered 18 strands of yarn (you can use more or less, depending on how thick you want the tail) and tied them together at the top with a small piece of yarn. After separating the yarn into thirds, I made a braid and tied the end with another piece of yarn. I attached it to the back with more hot glue (if you don’t already know, hot glue is a crafter’s best friend)
This sparkly ribbon was perfect for making a collar.
The original plan was to peel off the sticky back and stick it directly to the pumpkin. However, I realized that it wouldn’t lay flat and wasn’t going to look the way I wanted. With the pumpkin sitting on the table, I wrapped the collar around the cat to see where to add the glue. Little by little, I went around the cat, gluing the collar in place. I never took off the sticky back.
Turn it over and you’ve got your collar.
Now we have a black cat pumpkin for Halloween and I love how easy it was!