Make DIY Monster Pumpkins this Halloween with some moss and a little creativity! This is a great non-carving pumpkin decorating activity. Fantastic for little hands and an awesome family-friendly craft for a wide range of ages. To make these goofy little pumpkins, you will need just a few simple supplies.

DIY Monster Pumpkins - (cool) progeny

diy monster pumpkins


  • small pumpkins
  • googly eyes
  • black card stock paper
  • decorative moss in different colors
  • hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • scissors


Step 1: Begin by gluing googly eyes on your little pumpkin.

Step 2: Next, glue clumps of moss to the top of the pumpkin around the stem and down the sides of the face if you wish.

Step 3: Glue a small, rounded clump of moss onto the face for a nose.

Step 4: Last, cut out a mouth with sharp, pointy teeth from black card stock paper and glue this on.

DIY Monster Pumpkins - (cool) progeny

Your Monster Pumpkin is finished! Decorate your house with little Monster Pumpkins everywhere! Hand them out to friends and guests as a spooky treat!


Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared in 2014.