I figured out how to make a super simple yet adorable Unicorn Pumpkin kid craft. Not only do I feel like I’m winning as a mom, but I’m winning Halloween, too!
When the kids wanted to carve a pumpkin this early before Halloween, I knew I needed to come up with something no-carve, so it would last all the way until the big day.
So, I was really excited to come up with this idea and now, I’m super excited to share it with you–it’s so adorable!
Make a Unicorn Pumpkin Kid Craft
One thing I really liked about this way of making a unicorn jack-o-lantern is that there’s no making your own cone shape for the horn, there’s no model magic, and no spray paint.
Which means that it’s very easy for children to make this craft. In fact, it’s one of those Halloween activities that everyone in the family can do at once. It would make for a fun weekend craft!
Plus, this pumpkin idea is ridiculously cute! Who doesn’t love making a unicorn pumpkin decoration for the porch?!
I want it to live there all year long…now let’s get yours made!
What You Need to Make a Cute Unicorn with a Real Pumpkin
- White Carving Pumpkin
- Unicorn Horn (with Gold Lame Horn and Ears) Headband (I found mine at the local craft store, but this one is really similar)
- 10-12 Pink, Blue and White Paper Flowers (I found mine at the local craft store for $0.50 each)
- Ultra Low-Temp Hot Glue Gun
- Permanent Marker
Note: If you can’t find a white pumpkin, you could paint any pumpkin white. I didn’t want to have my children near too much paint so it was easier to get white pumpkins instead.
How to Make a Pumpkin Look Like a Unicorn
Start by cleaning your pumpkin. It’s going to make it more white which is amazing–but it’s also going to help your hot glue stick really well. So, make sure your pumpkin is clean.
Next, you’ll want to cut the horn and ears off your unicorn headband.
Glue the horn in place against the stem of the pumpkin to give it as much stability as possible.
Glue each of your ears on, about 3-inches to 5-inches from your horn, on either side of the pumpkin.
Start gluing on your flowers! This is the fun part where the kids can really just decorate your pumpkin’s mane however they’d like.
With the permanent marker, draw on two closed eyes on either side of the front of the pumpkin. Allow to dry completely.
Place on porch and enjoy!
We really loved making this Unicorn Pumpkin Kid Craft. It was the best 5 minutes of our whole week, if I have to be honest. And the girls just love driving up to the house now and seeing it on the porch. So cute!
If you loved this quick no-carve pumpkin decorating idea, please pin this to your favorite Halloween crafts board so you can find it again super easy!
More Halloween Kids’ Crafts You’ll Love:
- Halloween Sensory Activity with Noodles
- DIY Bat Poop Soap
- Four Halloween Sensory Play Activities for Toddlers
And in case you’re looking to make more unicorn crafts, check out this tutorial for a Unicorn gift bag,