What's Halloween without pumpkins and costumes? Put away the carving knife and dress up your pumpkin instead! This pumpkin decoration is a kid-friendly project and much more forgiving if you happen to make any mistakes. I can't tell you the number of times I've messed up while carving! In case you don't want to get your hands slimy or dirty, this DIY works with both real and craft pumpkins. Use a craft pumpkin so your decoration doesn't have an expiration date!
This Halloween, focus on cute alternatives to traditional decorations and unicorns are no exception! Get the kids involved in putting this together, you'll love that it's pretty close to mess-free. With just some paint and a floral crown, you are good to go!
Spray paint your pumpkin white. We chose to use a faux pumpkin so this craft can be displayed year after year. Use an off-white pumpkin and you'll only need one coat of paint.
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Form the unicorn horn with your air dry foam clay. Roll out a long piece of clay, bend and twist making a point at the top. Stick the wooden skewer into the bottom of your unicorn horn. Let dry and harden. This could take up to 2 days. Spray paint your unicorn horn gold and let dry. Stick your horn into the top of your pumpkin.
Make it with glue. Instead of adding the skewer, hot glue the horn onto the top of the pumpkin.
Place your flower crown on the top of your unicorn pumpkin or glue on cut fabric flowers. Apply the vinyl eyelashes. Look for these online or make them yourself with black paper. Add pink cheeks by dapping on pink paint with a round sponge.
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