We’re taking a break from carving pumpkins this year. First up was our candy corn covered pumpkin, which came out great. Then we made this fantastic looking owl pumpkin. It’s quite easy to make, taking maybe 15 minutes from start to finish.
PS: I like to roast my pumpkin seeds on Big Easy! They’re crazy delicious!
- 1 pumpkin, pulp and seeds removed from the bottom (just cut a hole in the bottom big enough for your hand, but reserve the piece you cut out)
- A pencil
- Sunflower seeds (use the ones from the snack aisle, they're bigger, and not the ones for birds)
- Hot glue gun with glue sticks
- 2 craft sticks (or better, 4 pointed flat bamboo skewers)
- A battery-powered pumpkin light
- A stick (from your yard), to use as a perch
- Hand-draw two circles for the eyes and an upside-down triangle for the beak.
- Cut out the eyes and beak.
- Working a few seeds at a time, glue the sunflower seeds around the eye holes, beginning with the outer circle first. Then add the inner circle, overlapping slightly with the outer row.
- Cut each craft stick to be about 1 1/2" long and stick into the pumpkin for the ears and two feet. Leave about 3/4"of the stick protruding from the pumpkin for the ears and 1/2" for the feet.
- Hot glue sunflower seeds onto the craft stick pieces. For the ears, glue 4 seeds at 45 degree angles, then one last seed at the top, making a point. For the feet, glue 2 seeds at 45 degree angles, then one last seed at the tip.
- Place light on the base of the pumpkin and lower the pumpkin down onto it.
- Place the stick below the feet as a perch.
- Enjoy your work of art!