hand painted pumpkin ideas

9 Hand-Painted Pumpkins for a Less Scary Halloween

We want to show you a new fun and different way to decorate your home this Halloween night: hand-painted pumpkins with your children’s favorite characters, which will fill the whole place with magic and laughter. Let’s get ready to give free rein to your creativity.

1. Minions painted pumpkins

Kevin, Bob, and Stuart join the Halloween celebration in the form of pumpkins, and they are so perfect that you won’t be able to resist.

Materials

  • Medium or large pumpkins
  • Tins to make the eyes
  • Glue
  • Pencil or black marker
  • Yellow, blue, black, and white paint for the original version of these characters; or purple, black and white for the Halloween version.

Steps

  • Draw in pencil or with the black marker all the details of your minions on the pumpkins.
  • Start painting all the details. Once finished let them dry overnight in a well-ventilated place.
  • Once dry, cut the bottom of the cans and paint the smooth part with the shape of the eyes. Glue them with glue.
  • You can add colorful fake hair to give them a more magical touch.

2. Painted pumpkins of your favorite superheroes

The most famous superheroes from the world of comics and movies can be at your Halloween party. You just have to choose whether you prefer Spider-Man, Superman, Batman, or Captain America.

Materials

  • Medium or large pumpkins
  • Pencil or black marker
  • Brushes
  • Yellow, blue, black, black, red, white and silver paint.

Steps

  • Draw the symbol of your favorite superhero on the pumpkin, using the pencil or black marker to serve as a guide. You can use a stencil if you prefer.
  • Start by painting the base and finally the details.
  • Let dry overnight in a well-ventilated place.
  • Touch up any details and proceed to place your super-powerful pumpkins in a very special corner.

3. Mini Olaf

If your kids are a Frozen fanatic, they will want to make this little Olaf out of pumpkins. Use the biggest of them to make the body, then join it with the head which will be a smaller one, and make the feet and hands with some mini pumpkins.

Materials

  • Four pumpkins: one large, one medium and two small pumpkins
  • Liquid silicone
  • Pencil
  • Black marker pen
  • Pipe cleaner
  • Toilet paper or kitchen roll tube or corn cob
  • White paint
  • Brushes

Steps

  • Paint all the pumpkins white and let them dry overnight.
  • Once dry, draw all the details of Olaf’s face and body with the pencil and go over them with the black marker.
  • Glue the pumpkins with liquid silicone and wait for them to dry.
  • Then glue the pipe cleaners in the shape of arms and hair.
  • Finally, glue the corn cob or cardboard tube to make the nose.

4. Painted pumpkins of SpongeBob and friends

All the characters from Bikini Bottom can be at your Halloween party. With a few pumpkins and colorful paints, you can create SpongeBob, Patrick, Squidward, Mr. Krabs and Gary.

Materials

  • Medium or large pumpkins
  • Pencil or black marker
  • Brushes
  • Yellow, blue, black, black, red and pink paints

Steps

  • Paint the pumpkin yellow to make SpongeBob or pink to make Patrick Star, and let them dry overnight in a well-ventilated place.
  • Once the paint is dry, proceed to draw the details of each character with the pencil and highlight it with the marker or black paint.
  • Continue with the smile, the teeth, and the little holes in the sponge.
  • Let them dry and place them in the funniest corner of your home.

5. Monsters

Something that can not be missed at your party are the monsters. In this case we propose you make the funniest monsters that children like the most, Sulley and Mike Wazowski.

Materials

  • Medium or large pumpkins
  • Pencil or black marker
  • Brushes
  • Green, blue, white and purple paint
  • Knife or box cutter (optional)

Steps

  • Paint the pumpkins, one in green and one in blue, and let them dry overnight.
  • Proceed to draw with the pencil the details of each character and paint it with fine brushes.
  • We leave you an additional option if you want to take advantage of Mike’s smile, empty the pumpkin and carve it with the knife or cutter, this way it will be completely terrifying.

6. Painted pumpkins of Catrina

Decorate your Halloween night with the face of Catrina, the popular Mexican skull of the Day of the Dead. It will be very simple, and everyone can give it their own personal touch.

Materials

  • Medium or large pumpkins
  • Pencil or black marker
  • Brushes
  • White, black and your choice of color paint
  • Beads (optional)

Steps

  • Paint the pumpkins white and let them dry overnight in a well-ventilated place.
  • Paint two large circles with black paint to make the eyes.
  • With the black marker draw the teeth.
  • Start decorating to your liking with the other colored paints and beads, if you decide to use them.

7. Frankenstein Pumpkin

Another monster you can add to your décor is Frankenstein, a classic of this scary night.

Materials

  • Medium or large pumpkins
  • Pencil or black marker
  • Brushes
  • Green, white and black paint
  • Black cardboard
  • Liquid glue

Steps

  • Paint the pumpkin green and let it dry overnight.
  • Draw the eyes, nose and mouth with the marker and then with paint, wait for them to dry.
  • Draw on the black cardboard the two screws coming out of Frankenstein’s head. Cut them out and glue them on the pumpkin.

8. Painted emoji pumpkins

A combination of painted and carved pumpkin is this proposal that we bring you to make emojis.

Materials

  • Medium or large pumpkins
  • Pencil or black marker
  • Brushes
  • Yellow, red and white paint
  • Knife or cutter

Steps

  • Empty the pumpkins and carve the faces of your favorite emojis.
  • Paint the pumpkins yellow and let them dry overnight.
  • Draw the details of each emoticon and paint them with the red paint. Ready!

9. Pumpkin scare

The easiest way to paint your pumpkin is the one we suggest below. You can choose the typical message of their “boo!” or create your own scary phrase.

Materials

  • Medium or large pumpkins
  • Pencil or black marker
  • Brushes (optional)
  • Black paint
  • Self-adhesive letters (optional)

Steps

  • Place the self-adhesive letters, or draw your phrase with the pencil or black marker. You can also use a stencil.
  • Pour a considerable amount of black paint on the pumpkin and let it dry very well before placing it in one of the corners of your house.
  • If you decide to use self-adhesive letters, wait until the black paint has dried to remove them.