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I hate carving pumpkins. Absolutely HATE it! My carved pumpkins usually end up looking like a mangled mess, so I've passed the pumpkin carving duties on to my husband. I prefer to paint them, so each year I get a mini pumpkin and craft it up.
Last year we made this spider pumpkin:
This year my girls were really into the movie Monster's University, so we made a Mike Wazowski pumpkin!
All we needed was some lime green felt, pipe cleaners, and some lime green craft paint to get the job done.
We started by removing the stem, then painting the pumpkin green. Once dried, we cut down the pipe cleaners for the arms and legs and horns, attaching them to the body with some hot glue. We cut hands and feet out of the felt, attaching them to the pipe cleaner with a dab more of the hot glue. Paint an eye and mouth on, and voila! A Mike Wazowski Halloween Pumpkin was born.
Do you like to carve or paint your pumpkins?