For my younger daughter’s Girl Scouts pumpkin carving contest, she wanted to make a Minecraft Creeper jack-o-lantern. My husband worked with her on this, and the resulting creation looks fantastic.
He actually drew the Minecraft Creeper’s face freehand, but you can also use a stencil. Here’s how my husband and daughter made their Minecraft Creeper pumpkin.
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You Will Need:
- Large carving pumpkin
- Sharp knife
- Sharpie marker (preferably green)
- Picture of a Creeper (or a stencil cutout like this one)
- Green and black acrylic paint
- Flickering craft lights
- Cut out the top of the pumpkin and scoop out its guts.
- Draw the Creeper’s face with a Sharpie on the pumpkin.
- Carve out the face using a sharp knife.
- Paint the pumpkin using green acrylic paint. Don’t put it on too thick – just enough to cover up the orange.
- While the first coat dries, paint the insides of the eyes and mouth black.
- Let the paint dry for an hour or two, then put a second coat of green paint on the Creeper.
- Let it dry overnight and see if you need to touch up the green paint anywhere, or the black paint on the facial features.
Once your masterpiece is complete, place a craft light inside of it, and you’re all set. You’ll need several of the lights because they probably won’t last longer than a couple of days.
After they finished scooping the guts out of that pumpkin and my older daughter’s, I roasted the seeds. I sprayed a jelly roll sheet pan with oil, spread out the seeds, sprayed them with I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter spray and sprinkled them with sea salt. I baked them at 300 degrees for 45 minutes, and they turned out to be quite delicious.
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