Simple, Mickey Head Pattern, Painted Pumpkin

The boys and I sat down today to paint some Mickey Mouse themed pumpkins.

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We had gone to a pumpkin patch by the house on Sunday to pick out some small pumpkins but never got around to painting them until today.

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I had explained to the boys the idea I had for the pumpkins but they of course had their own ideas. Although the boys wanted to do something else, I’m sharing my simple Mickey Head pumpkin idea in case someone else wants to give it a try.

My intention was to make a pattern of Mickey heads all around the pumpkin using the small round foam brushes. However, the boys have been using one as a brush to brush away dust while they work on their dinosaur digging so that one is no longer round. We had a few more which I looked for on Sunday but I was only able to find one and the one I found decided to disappear today when I went to go get it. So, I had to improvise. I ended up using the cap of a bottle of nail polish for the heads and the end of Nerf foam dart for the ears. You can use whatever you have that has a flat round surface.

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If you’ve got your paint and your pumpkin and you’ve figured out what you are using to paint with then you’re ready to get started. This pumpkin is really simple. You just take the brush you’re using for the head, dip it in paint, and dot it on your pumpkin. Then you can do the same for the ears and just continue to make Mickey heads all around your pumpkin.

Here is my first dot for the head.

Here is my first dot for the head.

Now here are the ears for a completed Mickey head.

Now here are the ears for a completed Mickey head.

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JT decided he want to help me with some heads.

JT decided he want to help me with some heads.

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Once I was done I decided that I left too much space at the top. So I used the other end of the dart and made a few Mickey heads with that side.

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So, there you have a Mickey themed pumpkin. It’s super easy to make and comes out looking really cute.

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