Easy Pikachu Pumpkin (with printable template)

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This adorable Pikachu pumpkin transforms an ordinary pumpkin into everyone’s favorite Pokémon character! With an easy step-by-step tutorial and printable template, kids of all ages will have a blast making this fun craft!

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Pokemon pikachu pumpkin.

Pikachu Pumpkin Craft

It’s that time of year…pumpkin decorating time! Of all the crafts I love to make, Halloween pumpkins may just be my favorite!

There are so many cute pumpkin ideas to choose from and every year we have a blast coming up with new ideas. This year’s batch includes this DIY Pikachu Pumpkin!

I mean, who doesn’t love Pikachu, right?

Pokemon pikachu pumpkin with trick or treat sign

Why We Love This Pokemon Pumpkin Craft

Easy – Super easy to make, you just need a few basic supplies to create this little guy! I’ve even made a template that you can print so that all you have to do is trace and cut.

Great For All Ages – Kids of all ages love Pokemon so this is an activity that’ll appeal to both younger and older ones.

Budget Friendly – Because you can get many of the supplies you need from your local dollar stores, it doesn’t cost much at all to make these. Fun and cheap? Yes, please!

Styrofoam craft pumpkins


  • Paintbrush
  • Round foam brushes
  • Black sharpie
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue gun
  • Hot glue sticks


  • Foam pumpkin
  • Bright yellow acrylic craft paint
  • Black craft paint
  • White craft paint
  • Red craft paint
  • Yellow craft foam
  • Printable pattern for ears and tail

Now that you’ve got everything you need, let’s get a little crafty!

Pokemon pikachu pumpkin.
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Pikachu Pumpkin

Active Time 45 minutes
Drying time 1 hour
This adorable Pikachu Pumpkin is the perfect easy Halloween activity for kids of all ages.


  • Paint your pumpkin yellow and let dry for about 1/2 an hour. Paint a second coat and let dry for an additional half hour.
    A yellow plastic pumpkin next to a bottle of paint.
  • Use a large, round foam brush to make two large circles for the eyes.
    A person is holding a yellow pumpkin with black eyes.
  • Use a black marker to make the nose and mouth.
    A person holding a yellow pumpkin with a smiley face on it.
  • Paint the tongue red. Next, mix a small amount of red and black together to make the back of the mouth. It should be slightly darker than the red tongue.
    A person is holding a yellow pumpkin with paint on it.
  • The black eyes should be dry (or close to dry) by now. Use a smaller round paintbrush to make two white dots inside of the black ones.
    A person is holding a yellow pumpkin with a round sponge brush in the other hand
  • Finally, use your largest round brush to make the red, rosy cheeks. Set aside to dry.
    A person holding a pokemon pumpkin
  • Print the template and cut out the pieces. Trace them onto the yellow craft foam.
    A person tracing shapes onto yellow craft foam
  • Cut them out, then color the tips of the ears with black marker. Be sure you color the front of the ear. The marks where you traced with a pencil should be on the back.
    Pokemon pikachu cut outs and scissors on a white table.
  • Glue the ears to the top of the pumpkin. One should be leaning slightly to the side. Add a little extra glue to the back, just be be sure it's firmly attached.
    Pikachu ear glued to pumpkin
  • Attached the tail to the back of the pumpkin and hold it in place while the glue dries.
    Pokemon pikachu pumpkin from the back
  • That's all there is to it! Now you have an adorable Pikachu pumpkin to display for Halloween!
    A person is holding a pikachu pumpkin.


Depending on your skill level (or the age of the child making the pumpkin), it may be easier to draw the outline of the eyes and mouth with pencil first.  

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