This Harry Potter pumpkin is the perfect Halloween craft for little Hogwarts fans! You just need a pumpkin, a little paint and some markers and you’ve got the perfect no carve pumpkin for fall!
The pumpkin fun continues! I just shared my Baby Yoda pumpkin last week and couldn’t wait to get started on more! If you want to see all the pumpkins I’ve made the past few years, you can check out all the fun pumpkin ideas here.
Harry Potter Pumpkin
I’ve had a Harry Potter pumpkin on my to-do list ever since I made a Golden Snitch pumpkin two years ago. I loved it so much that I wanted to make Harry too, but time always got away from me.
This year I started early and I’m so glad I did. I love how cute it turned out and my Harry Potter loving girls say it’s their new favorite!
It’s super easy too. You just need a pumpkin, some paint and a couple of markers. I’ve linked to the pumpkins I use on Amazon but I buy all mine at Dollar Tree because it’s so much cheaper.
Ready to get started? This Halloween craft is super easy and even better, the kids are going to love it!
- Start by painting the pumpkin white. You'll need 2-3 coats to cover it completely, though don't worry as much about the top because you'll cover it black later. Let dry for about 30 minutes.
- When paint is dry, draw Harry's scar. This will help determine where the hair goes. Now Harry Potter's hair with a pencil (or skip this step if you want to do it freehand). Don't worry if you mess up because you can paint over any mistakes.
- Use a red Sharpie to trace the scar, then paint the hair black and let dry.
- Once the black paint dries, draw Harry's glasses with a pencil. I used a round piece of craft wood to trace the outside of the frame (you can use whatever you have on hand).
- Then I drew the inside of the glasses freehand. I also made the scar slightly bigger.
- Originally I'd planned to paint the glasses with black paint but decided it would be a whole lot easier to use a black Sharpie instead (and I was right...so much easier!)
- Once you have the frames, use the Sharpie to draw the eyes. Then you can add a touch of white paint to each eye for a fun sparkle.
- Take the pencil and draw vertical stripes along the bottom. Paint the stripes and let dry.
- Now you're ready to display your cute Harry Potter pumpkin!
I've linked to the pumpkin on Amazon to make it easy for you to find but you can get them for $1 at Dollar Tree.
If I’d known it would turn out this cute, I wouldn’t have waited so long to make it! My girls loved it and can’t wait to make their own versions!
My girls want me to try Hagrid next but I’m not so sure about that. Anyway, I’m not sure I could top this little guy!
Do you love making Halloween pumpkins as much as we do? Would you make a Harry Potter pumpkin or Golden Snitch?
Want to check out the rest of my Halloween Pumpkins? 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
More Harry Potter Fun
When you’re finished making your pumpkin, why not make some cool looking Harry Potter wands too!
If crafting makes you hungry, check out some of these delicious Harry Potter recipes. You’ll find everything from Butterbeer to Treacle Tarts!
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