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This magical unicorn pumpkin couldn’t get much cuter! An easy 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).
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!
How To Make A Unicorn Pumpkin
That’s why DIY unicorn pumpkins were 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. You can also use a real pumpkin if you’d like but just won’t be able to save it like you can with the craft pumpkin.
Most of the other supplies can be found at Walmart or your local craft store. You can buy them on Amazon too (links are below), you’ll just pay a little more. However, sometimes it’s totally worth it to have everything you need just show up on your doorstep!
If you really want to make things easy, you can use this unicorn kit instead! I still think it’s more fun to make your own but if you’re making these with a group of kids, the kit comes in handy.
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 pumpkin stem off before you paint. These are usually held in by wooden picks so they're easy to remove.
Paint your pumpkin with white paint. I find that acrylic makes the perfect white pumpkin paint. I use glossy but flat works just as well. Let the first coat dry, then add a second coat.
- Once the paint is completely dry, use a permanent black marker to draw closed eyes. If you're a perfectionist, you may want to draw them with pencil first, then trace over them.
- Paint the horn with gold paint and let dry. Once dry, attach it to the top of the pumpkin using a hot glue gun. 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 to make the unicorn's mane.
- Take craft foam and cut two white ears. Be sure that they are tall enough that they won't be hidden by the flowers. Then cut slightly smaller ear shapes from pink craft foam. Hot gllue the pink pieces to the front of the white pieces.
- Use hot glue to glue the bottom of the ears among the flowers and that's all there is to it! Now you've got the cutest floral unicorn pumpkin for Halloween (and you didn't even need a carving knife)!
You can also roll glitter paper or craft foam to make cone shapes for the horn if you don't have clay.
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
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!