This unicorn pumpkin couldn’t get much cuter! An adorable Halloween craft made with $1 styrofoam pumpkins, this no carve pumpkin is not only fun to make but it’s budget friendly too (which makes me love it even more).
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It’s that time of year again. Every year at Halloween, I go a little pumpkin crazy! I’m all about the no carve pumpkins though, mostly due to the fear of injury. I really enjoy having 10 fingers!
Plus, I just think no carve pumpkins are more fun. We’ve made everything from a Jack Skellington pumpkin, a Hello Kitty pumpkin, Frankenstein pumpkin and tons more! There are so many cool things you can create and I’m just getting started!
That’s why this unicorn pumpkin was such a no brainer! With three girls in the house, this is about as girly as it gets and who doesn’t love a good unicorn craft, right? Plus, it’s super easy so even the little kids will have a blast making it!
The best part is that the materials are super inexpensive! I get the foam pumpkins from the Dollar Store. I totally stock up on these each year. Since they’re only a dollar, I can experiment and if I don’t like it, I’m not out a ton of money.
Most of the other supplies are from Walmart. You can find everything on Amazon too, as long as you don’t mind paying a few dollars more to have it delivered to your door (sometimes that’s totally worth it).
Ready to get crafty and make your own adorable Halloween pumpkin? Let’s get started!
- Start by making your unicorn horn. Roll it into a snake-like shape, but thicker at one end. Next, start with the thicker end at the bottom and coil it into a cone shape. Pinch the bottom together so it doesn't come apart and bake according to the directions on the package (mine took about 30 minutes).
- If you're using a styrofoam pumpkin, break the stem off to make room for the horn. (I forgot and had to do it afterwards but it's easier if you do it before you paint).
Paint your pumpkin with white paint. I like the shine of the glossy paint but you can use glossy or flat (and you'll probably need more than one coat)
- Once the paint is completely dry, use a permanent black marker to draw the eyes.
- Paint the horn with gold paint and let dry. Once dry, attach it to the top of the pumpkin. If you are using a pumpkin with a stem that doesn't easily break off, just glue the horn in front of it, pointing slightly forward (you can cover the stem with flowers later).
- Take the silk flowers and pull them off the stems.
- Hot glue the flowers around the horn and then down the right side of the pumpkin.
- Take white craft foam and cut two ears. Be sure that they are tall enough that they won't be hidden by the flowers. Then cut slightly smaller pieces from pink craft foam and glue to the top of the white piece.
- Use hot glue to glue the ears amongst the flowers and that's all there is to it! Now you've got an adorable unicorn pumpkin for Halloween!
You can also use paper or craft foam to make the horn but I tried them all and thought the clay was the prettiest!
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
- Minnie Mouse Pumpkin
- Mickey Mouse Pumpkin
- Spiderman Pumpkin
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 makes Halloween dinner both scary and fun! 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!