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This Minnie Mouse pumpkin is super adorable and makes the perfect Halloween craft for Disney lovers!
It’s pumpkin time! I know Halloween is all about couples costumes and Halloween treats but I’m all about the cute pumpkin ideas!
I’ve made everything from a Harry Potter pumpkin to a Jack Skellington pumpkin and am always looking for new ideas. Since we just got back from an awesome Walt Disney World getaway, I was feeling inspired! It only made sense that my next pumpkin decorating idea would be a Minnie Mouse pumpkin.
Minnie Mouse Pumpkin
Yes, I may be a little obsessed with Disney! That’s why I was so excited to make this pumpkin. I knew it would be cute but I love that it’s also super inexpensive.
I use these styrofoam pumpkins for almost all my Halloween pumpkin decorating! When they show up at the Dollar Tree each year, I totally stock up! You can get them on Amazon too but they don’t have the low prices that you’ll find at a dollar store.
I definitely needed more than one because I had plans to make a Mickey Mouse pumpkin too. However, since Minnie is my fave, I started with her! I even made an easy step by step tutorial so you can make Mickey and Minnie pumpkins of your own…
- Take a pencil and draw a horizontal line around the pumpkin. Paint the top half with black paint and the bottom half with red paint. (I made two because I was making a Mickey Mouse pumpkin too). Set aside to dry.
- Trace the mouse ears on black craft foam and cut it out. I traced a coaster for the ears but when I was done, I made a template of the ears and bow that you can easily cut out and trace. (Note: If you're using a bigger pumpkin, you may need to increase the template size)
- Trace the bow on red craft foam and cut out.
- Use a black marker to draw accents on the bow.
- Now use the stippler brush to decorate the bow with white dots. I usually just dip it in the paint, wipe off access paint, then give it a little twirl/spin in place as I hold it against the surface.
- Once the paint on the pumpkin dries, you're ready to add the ears. Before you add the glue, place the ears against the pumpkin. You may need to trim them so that they fit flush with the pumpkin. Once you have a good fit, place hot glue along the small curve of one ear and attach.
- After holding the first ear in place until the glue set, I added a little more hot glue to the back of the ear to secure it in place.
- Attach the other ear and once both ears are firmly attached, add the red bow. I added a few drops of glue to the pumpkin stem and attached it there.
- Finally, it's time to add the dots to Minnie's "dress". Use the stippler brush to add white dots around the red part of the pumpkin.
- Once the paint dries, your Minnie Mouse pumpkin is ready to display!
This adorable pumpkin was so much fun to make and I was so excited to add it to the rest of my cute Halloween decorations!
Of course, you can’t have Minnie without a Mickey Mouse pumpkin too, right?
We all know they were meant to be together!
More Pumpkin Decorating Ideas
I wasn’t lying when I said I go a little crazy with the pumpkins every year! Here’s the complete list of pumpkin decorating tutorials that you’ll find on the blog…just click on the ones you want to make next.
Want more easy pumpkin painting ideas? 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
Halloween Food & Fun
Want even more fun Halloween ideas? Check these out…
The Halloween Boo Basket is one of my favorite new Halloween traditions! Get the free printable and check out these inexpensive boo basket ideas.
This Mummy Pizza is the Halloween night dinner! Plus, it’s easy enough that little ones can make their own.
Candy Corn Inspired Cookies are the perfect Halloween treat! They look adorable and are melt in your mouth good!