Thursday, October 1, 2009

♥Stencils and Patterns for Creepin' Cat Halloween Pumpkin♥

Isn't this adorable? Found it on the Better Homes and Gardens site. Too cute. They use one of those Styrofoam pumpkins that you can pick up just about anyplace but I'm gonna use a real one. There's just something about a real punkin'☺ Mimi

What You Need:
  • Sharp knife
  • Foam pumpkin
  • Wood-carving tools
  • Scissors
  • Tracing paper
  • Pencil
  • Awl
  • Plastic animal eyes
  • Black acrylic paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Black marker
  • Black craft foam
  • Ruler
  • Straight pins
  • Gold wire

1. Download the free pattern for this project (Downloading requires Adobe Acrobat software).
Cat pattern
Download Adobe Acrobat

2. Cut off the top of the pumpkin and discard the lid. Invert the pumpkin so the cut opening rests on your work surface. Trim the opening if it doesn't sit flat.

3. Poke two holes in the top front of the pumpkin and insert the plastic animal eyes through the holes.

4. Enlarge and trace the patterns, right. Cut out the shapes. Using a marker, outline the cat's body on the pumpkin. Fill in the outline with black paint. Using the image as a guide, cut out pieces of the pumpkin to make the cat design stand out.

5. Cut two V-shape slits above the cat's eyes. Cut out black foam ears and a tail. Insert the base of the ears into the slits. Pin the cat's tail in place. Poke in 5-inch wire whiskers.


Confucius Cat said...

That's a very cute pumpkin...and not just because it looks like a black me.
Thanks for the excellent suggestion on this week's purrs 4 peace. Purrs 2 U.

SeaThreePeeO said...

That is a great cat pumpkin!

I would love to do that for halloween, however I have enough trouble just trying to do the bog standard Jack O Lantern

Anonymous said...

That's cute! Momma LOVES Halloween, autumn, and the whole ball of wax. She's gonna get us LOTS of punkins to carve and we'll get to help.

Anonymous said...

That is GRRR-8!!! Your mommy did a wonderfurl job! We love this time of year!!! Hope you have a fab day! We have an award for you today! :o)

Cheysuli and gemini said...

That is very cute!

JC said...

I'm glad to see that someone else does cat pumpkins ...

Anonymous said...

Now that is the coolest craft idea we've seen in a long time!

LC, Ayla, and Iza said...


Fin said...

Wow that is really cool!!

Inigo Flufflebum and d'Artangan Rumblepurr said...

Heehee!! That is so cute!

Angel and Kirby said...

very cool!

We love Luna said...

How nice! Thanks for sharing all information!It's really adorable!
purrs and love

Charlemagne and Tamar said...

What a cute craft project!

Charlemagne and Tamar

Amy and The House of Cats said...

That is a cool pumpkin. I am terrible at carving them (even with a stencil) but I may try this one. But I would have to use a real one - how else do you get the seeds to roast and eat afterwards?

T said...

How cute is that!! Thanks for sharing!

Grrreta said...

That kitty jack-o-lantern is very cute. We really like your Halloween header and the cute black kitties too.