Pumpkin Decorating Contest — DIY Minion Pumpkin Template

It’s Halloween week!!! So you know what that means!!! The Pumpkin Decorating Contest is just around the corner. The competition is always fierce. This year, I wanted to use supplies I had on hand. I don’t like carving my pumpkin…too much work and not enough joy. So, I looked at what I had in my craft supplies…and this is super easy, fun and great for kids and adults alike. I love how crafts can bring people together and how relaxing it is.

This year, I decided to make a Minion pumpkin. The best part is that I didn’t have to buy a single thing, used materials I had and had so much fun making this!! I hope you enjoy this DIY!!! Happy Decorating. Happy Halloween!!!

Here’s what you need:

  • Scissors
  • Glue Gun
  • Paint Brush
  • Pumpkin
  • Newspaper or trash liner
  • 1 canned good
  • Yellow Spray Paint
  • Black Acrylic Paint
  • 1 sheet of black construction paper
  • 1 sheet of white foam paper (or white construction paper works fine)
  • 2 mason jar lids
  • 2 googly eyes (if you don’t have this, making eyes using paper is fine)
  • Black Ribbon (you can use black paint, black tape, or even black paper)
  • Blue Tape (you can use blue paper if you don’t have blue tape
  • 2 Black Pipe Cleaners (Cut this up into 1 1/2 in.)


  1. Go outside and line your work space with newspaper or a trash bag
  2. Sit your pumpkin on top of a canned good

    Easiest way to spray paint your pumpkin
  3. Spray paint your pumpkin, ensuring it’s evenly applied, allow to dry (at least 4 hours)
  4. Get your black acrylic paint and paint the stem

    Paint the stem black
    Paint the stem black
  5. While your pumpkin is drying, get your mason jar lids and white foam paper and cut two circles (you can use the lids to guide/ trace the circles)
  6. Glue the white circles to the jar lids (the inner side)
  7. Glue the googly eyes on top of the white foam

    Glue the googly eyes on
  8. Cut the black pipe cleaners (this will be the hair)

    Cut the black piping cleaners
  9. Using the black construction paper, create:
    • a lip (you can add teeth if you’d like)
    • Cut 2 small circles (quarter sized), these will be the buttons on the overalls
    • Cut the G logo –> you can download the template by clicking here
  10. When the paint on the pumpkin has dried, apply glue and stick the black ribbon across the top of the pumpkin, this will be the strap to the goggles/ glasses
  11. Glue the eyes (mason jar lids) over the black ribbon
  12. Glue the lips
  13. Glue the black piping cleaners (hair) by apply dots of glue using your glue gun
  14. Using the blue tape, create the overalls. I simply taped the blue tape parallel to the black ribbon (these are the overalls) and then tape strips downward to make up the bib of the overalls.
  15. Apply the black buttons where the overalls and the bib meets

    Minion Pumpkin
    Minion Pumpkin
  16. Place the G logo on top of the middle of the bib
  17. Place it in an area to greet your favorite trick-or-treaters!!!

Whatever you end up decorating (or not) Have Fun!!! Be sure to share your ideas with me. Happiest Halloween wishes!!!

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