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A Frankenstein pumpkin may sound scary but this no carve pumpkin is an easy Halloween craft that’s way more fun than frightening!
We are big fans of no-carve pumpkins in my house. It’s a great way to make pumpkin decorating more kid-friendly. It’s not as dangerous, less messy and a whole lot easier than pumpkin carving.
If you REALLY want to take the easy route, you can always get a stick on pumpkin kit (great for the little ones) but we’re all about the painted pumpkins.
I’d already come up with about a gazillion no-carve Halloween pumpkin ideas but somehow had never made Frankenstein pumpkins. Then inspiration hit me in a dollar store. As I wandered through the Halloween aisle, I stumbled across this Frankenstein card and I had my next no-carve pumpkin idea!
How To Make A Frankenstein Pumpkin
Honestly, I couldn’t believe I’d never thought to make a Frankenstein pumpkin before. I grabbed an extra pumpkin and ran home to get started!
This fun craft is so easy and just takes a few simple steps. I’ve got the full tutorial below so that you can make a scary (okay, not THAT scary) monster of your own. Happy crafting!
- Paint your pumpkin green. You may need two coats.
- Draw hair on with a pencil or sharpie. I like to have an outline so that it's easier to paint.
- Paint the hair on top of the pumpkin with black acrylic paint.
- Use white, green and black craft foam to cut pieces for the eyes.
- Assemble the eyes and glue with hot glue.
- Hot glue eyes to the front of the pumpkin, then use black craft foam to cut a mouth. I went a little rogue and made mine different from the card. There's no right or wrong way so make it the way you like. Also, don't worry about the hot glue strings. You can take all those off at the end.
- Use white craft foam to make teeth and glue them around the mouth.
- Finally, take a permanent marker and make stitches around the eyes and mouth. You can add them to the side of the pumpkin too if you like.
- Now just add your amazing Frankenstein themed pumpkin to your Halloween display and enjoy!
We used a faux pumpkin from Dollar Tree but this craft works just as well with real pumpkins. You can even use baby pumpkins for cute mini monsters!
Do you think this monster pumpkin turned out like the card? It looks pretty close to me!
If you really want to see something cool, check out Jim Seamon’s Frankenstein Pumpkin videos! He puts a baby pumpkin in a Frankenstein mold and then the pumpkin actually grows into a Frankenstein shape. You have to see it to believe it…so cool!
Add a few decorative pumpkins and you’ve got some really fun fun Halloween decor! Now, what do you think we should make next year?
Check out Suncoast View to see the rest of this years no-carve pumpkin ideas…
Want more cute Halloween pumpkins for your front porch? Get all the tutorials here:
- Baby Yoda Pumpkin
- Harry Potter Pumpkin
- Golden Snitch Pumpkin
- Pumpkin Diorama
- Unicorn Pumpkin
- Jack Skellington Pumpkin
- Sally Skellington Pumpkin
- Hello Kitty Pumpkin
- Frankenstein Pumpkin
- Mummy Pumpkin
- Black Cat Pumpkin
- Emoji Pumpkins
- Bat Pumpkin
- Spider Pumpkin
- Melted Crayon Pumpkin
- Cinderella Inspired Pumpkin
- Teal Pumpkin
- Butterfly Pumpkin
- Bumblebee Pumpkin
- Metallic Polka Dot Pumpkin
- Caramel Apple Pumpkin
- Spiderweb Pumpkin
- Glitter Pumpkin
- Dollar Tree Pumpkin
- Minnie Mouse Pumpkin
- Mickey Mouse Pumpkin
- Spiderman Pumpkin
These DIY Sweet Monster Rolls are the perfect snack if you get hungry while you’re crafting!
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