Theresa's Mixed Nuts: Mike Wazowski Mini Pumpkin

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Mike Wazowski Mini Pumpkin

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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:

Spider, Craft, Halloween, DIY

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.

Mike Wazowski, Monsters Inc, Halloween, Craft, DIY


Do you like to carve or paint your pumpkins?

35 comments:

  1. lol that is really well done, expect nothing less from the halloween nazi haha

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  2. Theresa -that came out SO good. Seriously, it looks awesome. What a cool idea.

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  3. That was a terrific idea! I loved it.

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  4. I pinned the cute spider last year...and I'm pinning Mike today. Very cute!

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  5. Very creative Theresa! I wonder how I would do carving a pumpkin. I think I would do better at painting it!

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  6. wow that's genius! I think painting pumpkins are so much easier too.. my hubby wants to try his hand at carving a pumpkin this year. will let you know if we do it! :)

    Ai @ Sakura Haruka

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  7. my nephew would love this, they love that movie

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  8. Very clever. I'd even call it cute. I like the spider too.

    xoRobyn

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  9. WOW you guys!!! This is so brilliant! Love it. Love your spider too!!

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  10. aaaaahahahaha...isn't that adorable?!!!

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  11. I love your monster. We paint, or carve on them sometimes. It's not an every year thing. Last year we had a non profit that wanted our students to paint on some foam ones as a fundraiser. The trouble was is that it was during our students break. Hardly any students that said they were coming, came. I ended up painting 10 of them.

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  12. Wonderful creations with pumpkins, I love these pictures!

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  13. That turned out so cute... you are pretty artistic. I could paint it green but the rest would look like a 2 year old did it.

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  14. Such delight. I do love to make pumpkin soup.

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  15. Both pumpkins are super cute. I hate carving pumpkins too.

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  17. SOO cute!! Emma just looked at this and gasped, "Wazowski!!" lol. I don't mind carving pumpkins...even if it's a pain in the butt..lol...all part of Halloween "fun" in our house and I love roasting pumpkin seeds after...yum!! I love these painted, decorated ideas though...so cute!

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  18. Your pumpkins from both years look fantastic! Love the green, he is so cute and very well done! I haven't done any carving and barely any pumpkin painting but I have a feeling with a child now I will be getting more into it!

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  19. I also HATE carving pumpkins..the mess....UGH! LOVE this idea. Especially the monsters inc guy!

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  20. I can't even begin to tell you how much I love this pumpkin! My daughter would be so excited to see this!

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  21. That is one cute pumpkin you created for your children! I, unfortunately am not that crafty--nor am I any good at carving pumpkins. Now eating them--that is a different story all together-YUM. Of course, even though I am not a fan of spiders-that one would be perfect to greet little trick or treaters!

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  22. I love decorated pumpkins. The spider pumpkin is so cute. I think even I could make that one. The second one is adorable also.

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  23. What a super cute idea! I personally have never decorated pumpkins. This year this will change. Mine probably won't be as creative as yours, but I will try :)

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  24. Oh gosh that is SO cool - I have a bit of a thing about Monsters Inc and I would love a Mike Pumpkin. x

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  26. From BabsProjects: I hate carving pumpkin too. I am always painting them or glamorizing them. I love your version of pumpkins.

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  27. That is too cute. We loved Monster University and because I hate carving pumpkins too this would be great for me to do. Thanks for the the idea. :)

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  28. That is the best idea for a pumpkin yet!

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  29. Both of those are adorable and so creative. I love the monster one!

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  30. I love the movie, I love the character and I love that Pumpkin! I grew some small round pumpkins that would be perfect!

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  31. These mini pumpkin crafts are adorable. My husband is usually the one who carves the Jack O' Lanterns with my two boys and every year I am afraid that they are all going to cut a finger off. I'm sure my boys would enjoy creating these with the paints and the art materials.

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  32. Personally, I enjoy the challenge of carving but I do like the paint job you did!

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  33. Ohh I love it.. I'm a big Mike fan and this is too cute... thanks for a great idea.. soo have to make one for my house, too

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  34. He is the cutest pumpkin ever!! We have always loved carving pumpkins, but I may have to try painting them now.

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  35. Very cute. We love Monster Inc and this would be adorable to make.

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