Make Cat and Mice Silhouette Pumpkins for Halloween

Make your pumpkins play a game of cat and mouse with these so-easy instructions for painted pumpkin silhouettes.

What You'll Need:

  • Cat and mouse patterns
  • Scissors
  • Straight pins
  • A clean pumpkin
  • Pen or pencil
  • Black paint or black paint pen
  • Paintbrush
  • Fine-tip paintbrush



  1. Print our free patterns, available below, and cut out.
  2. Pin each template to a pumpkin with straight pins to hold it in place.
  3. Trace around the silhouette with a pen or pencil, then remove the pattern.
  4. Using a paintbrush and black paint, fill in the outline of your silhouette. Go over smaller details, such as the cat's tail, with a fine-tip brush.
  5. Let the painted pumpkin dry for at least 30 minutes before placing outside.

Get the cat and mouse silhouette patterns.


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