Lots of people try to make a pumpkin into the scariest creation in their imaginations. They cut frightening mouths and spooky eyes – it’s a Halloween tradition. But, for innocent little girls, the hideous jack-o-lanterns are not at all impressive! Instead, they’d rather have a fairy princess pumpkin. A pumpkin that doesn’t have to be carved and won’t be made to look like it has missing teeth and glowing eyes. Her pumpkin will be gorgeous rather than gruesome.
Select the pumpkin you want to use and make sure to get it nice and clean. If there’s dirt on the pumpkin your embellishments won’t stay attached. To begin turning the pumpkin into a beautiful princess attach a crown. If your little girl has one the pumpkin princess can borrow she can simply use clear tape to secure it. Cheap dress-up crowns can be purchased at dollar-theme stores all day long. If you simply don’t have a crown make one. Use foam or even paper to make it. Cut the crown shape along one edge of a long, wide strip of paper or foam. Twist the material to make it into a circle then glue or tape to secure. Use tape or glue, as well, to hold the crown to the top of the pumpkin.
Glue giant wiggly eyes onto the pumpkin then use a marker to make long eyelashes over each eye. Also draw on eyebrows. Instead of wiggly eyes you can paint eyes onto the princess face. Paint a nose or use a tiny pom-pom, fake jewel or button. A red mouth can be cut from felt, foam or even paper.
A feather boa is a nice touch for the princess. Wrap the boa around the princess’ “neck” area and bring it around to beyond the sides. Use tape or glue to hold it in place. Now glue small gloves to the areas where you glued the boa. The gloves should be glued so that they seem to be holding or straightening the boa around the neck. Use the feathers of the boa to conceal the wrist area of the gloves.
Instead of gloves you can cut a glove shape from felt or foam. Glue these on in place of the gloves. Glue one or more fake jewels to the ring areas of the gloves or glove shapes and it will look like the princess has bling!
If your child has a magic wand it can be taped to the pumpkin princess’ glove. Tape it in place then position the glove over it to make it seem as though she is holding it. Wands can be purchased at dollar-theme stores or you can easily make one from a star shape of foam or felt. Use a dowel or similar object as the handle.
The princess pumpkin is so much sweeter and nicer than an old, mean, ghoulish pumpkin. If you have little girls who are scared of those freaky jack-o-lanterns let her make a princess pumpkin. She won’t have nightmares this Halloween!