Friendly Frank Pumpkin

Learn how to make a Frankenstein pumpkin for Halloween.

Frankenstein Pumpkin Jonny Valiant

What you'll need: A pumpkin, small gourd, straight pins, green and black acrylic paint, foam brush, black and white craft foam, hot-glue gun, green adhesive glitter craft foam, sharp knife, 2 bolts, stapler

Make it:

  1. Cut pumpkin stem short with scissors.
  2. With a knife, cut the small gourd in half to make ears. Secure ears halfway down pumpkin with straight pins.
  3. Paint pumpkin with 2 coats of green paint. Allow to dry. Then paint on hair with black paint.
  4. Cut out facial features from craft foam and attach using hot-glue gun.
  5. Make two holes in either side of the neck and twist bolts into holes. Paint a black line for a scar. Staple over the line to create the look of stitches.

Originally published in the October 2012 issue of Parents magazine.

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