09th Oct2012

Hello Kitty Pumpkin How To

by Dinah Wulf

I got DIY Inspired from this Hello Kitty pumpkin I saw on Pinterest.  My daughter LOVES Hello Kitty and so do I! I remember collecting Hello Kitty “stuff” when I was little circa early 80’s.  When I saw this pumpkin I HAD to make it for myself…I mean my daughter… This would be perfect for a Halloween party for your little ones.

Here are the materials you need:

  • Construction paper (white, black, yellow, and orange)
  • Double sided tape
  • Black felt
  • Glue gun and glue sticks
  • Paper cutter
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Circle punch (optional)

We went to a local pumpkin patch and picked up a white pumpkin, I found the perfect shape for her head.  If you can’t find a white pumpkin, you can spray paint or paint a pumpkin white.

I used my daughter’s Hello Kitty doll as a guide.  She has several different sizes, so I found one that was closest to the pumpkin size.  The most important part of this craft is getting the shapes and proportions correct.  First I cut out all the shapes for the face, a yellow nose, two black eyes, and six black whiskers.  Using double sided tape, I glued each piece following my doll guide.

Next I cut out the ears.  Initially I cut two because I wasn’t sure if the hat would cover the right ear.  I used the pumpkin as a guide for the base of the ear. I used hot glue to attach the left ear.

Next I cut a circle out of black felt for the rim of the hat. I used felt because I like the floppy look.  I hot glued it to the top.

I made a cone shape out of black construction paper and hot glued it to the top of the hat as well.

Next, I cut out the iconic Hello Kitty bow using orange paper, scissors, and a circle punch for the center.  I used double sided tape to attach it.

There you have it! A super simple and fun Hello Kitty Pumpkin the perfect Halloween craft!

If you LOVE Hello Kitty like I do, check out this Hello Kitty themed birthday party my friend Maily put together!

Update! Here’s the evolution of this pumpkin over the holidays!

Hello Kitty Holidays
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Dinah Wulf
Dinah is a craft, home décor, & DIY Blogger for www.diyinspired.com, an eco-friendly site promoting repurposing through reinvention. She has a Master of Arts Degree in Speech Communication from California State University Fullerton. Formerly an educator at CSUF and business owner, she now is a full time writer, Curator for Style Me Pretty Living, 3M DIY Expert, and a member of Martha’s Circle. She has blogged for multiple websites including Fix.com, Earth 911, Home Made Simple, and Sprout Online and has been published in a few magazines and ebooks. Her website, DIY Inspired has been recognized by Mashable, Parenting.com, and Buzzfeed.
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