Why not make unicorn pumpkin this Halloween? It’s not Halloween without pumpkins and I’m kicking things off by making an adorable no carve unicorn pumpkin! Made with $1 styrofoam pumpkins, they’re not only fun to make, they’re budget friendly too (which makes me love them even more!).
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It’s that time of year again. Every year about this time, I go a little pumpkin crazy! I don’t carve pumpkins though. The fear of hurting myself is a factor, plus, I just feel like no carve pumpkins are more fun. There are so many things you can create and I’m just getting started!
How To Make A No Carve Unicorn Pumpkin
What You’ll Need:
- Pumpkin (You can find them on Amazon but they’re only $1 each at Dollar Tree)
- White Acrylic Paint
- Silk Flowers (Dollar Tree or Walmart has them cheap…mine were $.99 each)
- Gold Acrylic Paint or Spray Paint (I used spray paint but you can use either)
I love these cheap styrofoam pumpkins. They’re very versatile and there’s almost nothing you can’t do with them.
Paint the pumpkin with white acrylic paint. I like the shine of the glossy paint but you can use either glossy or flat.
How To Make A Unicorn Horn
This is the most important part of making your unicorn pumpkin! I tried making horns out of paper, foam and clay and liked the clay one best. Baking clay works great because you don’t have to wait as long for it to harden.
Roll out clay into a long snake-like shape, rolling it out so that it gets thinner at one end. Starting with the thicker end, coil it into the shape of a horn. If you use baking clay, bake according to directions.
Use a Sharpie to draw eyes on the front of the pumpkin or paint them on with black paint.
Paint the horn with gold spray paint (or gold acrylic paint), then set aside to dry. Break the stem off the pumpkin. You can do this in the beginning if you’d like. I didn’t realize I’d need to do it until I realized the horn wouldn’t fit over it.
Use hot glue to attach the unicorn horn to the pumpkin.
Take the silk flowers and pull them off the stems.
Use hot glue to attach the flowers around the horn and down one side (to resemble a mane).
Cut ear shaped pieces from white foam, then cut two more smaller ones from pink foam.
You can add the ears first but I felt like they stood up better when I added them after the flowers. I still used hot glue but the flowers also propped them up.
Once you’ve got the ears in place, your beautiful unicorn pumpkin is finished.
My girls LOVED this and now they want to make even more unicorn pumpkins with different colored faces and flowers. Maybe we’ll have a whole unicorn family! If you want to see more like this, tune in to Sarasota’s Suncoast View on October 3rd where I’ll share this and other fun no carve pumpkin ideas!
For even more pumpkin inspiration, check out my no carve pumpkins from last year…