It’s pumpkin carving season, everywhere you turn there are posts with instructions or “life hacks” for carving pumpkins, painting pumpkins, stacking pumpkins, gluing pumpkins, and even glittering pumpkins.

Well, this post isn’t going to be any different except we will show you how to turn your pumpkin, (big or small) into a Ghost, a Bat, or a Mummy.


  • paper
  • red, blue, yellow, grey or white paint,
  • a sponge
Ghoulish Gourds
  • Pumpkins — we used small ones
  • Black and White Paints
  • Black paper
  • Googly Eyes
  • Glue


Decide whether you would like to make a Ghost, a Mummy or a Bat. If you have 3 pumpkins then make all three.

For the Ghost or Mummy paint the pumpkin white, for the Bat paint the pumpkin black. Let Dry. If you can still see the pumpkin after it dries add another coat of paint. Then Let dry again.


Ghoulish Gourds

Paint two round circles about the size of a nickel for eyes, and a bigger circle for the mouth, for all his ghastly boos. Our pumpkins were small so adjust the size of eyes and mouth according to the size of your pumpkin.


Fold your black paper in half and draw wings.  Cut them out, and glue them to the back of your black pumpkin. You will have to hold them in place for a bit till the glue sets.

Note: Your size of paper will be determined by the size of you pumpkin. As we used small pumpkin we only needed half a sheet of black construction paper but a bigger pumpkin might need a full sheet of construction paper. I also recommend using a sturdy paper like card stock but in reality any black paper will do.

Next glue the googly eyes to the front and paint on some fangs.


Glue the googly eyes on the front then paint thin lines all around him so it looks like he is wearing bandages.

This craft was our take home art activity last week and Tenisha worked hard to create her own ghoulish yet cute bat. She did an excellent job!

Ghoulish Gourds

Need more Halloween Decor Ideas check out our Post

Tis the Season — The Halloween Season that is.


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