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Halloween Costumes: Pumpkin Face Costume

Pumpkin Face Costume

Total Time Needed: 1 Hour

A few colorful brush strokes turn your child's face into a striking jack-o'-lantern.


  • Face paints
  • Sponge
  • Floral wire
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Green tissue paper
  • White glue
  • Green ribbon


Pumpkin Face - Step 1

1. Begin by brushing your child's hair back from her face and arranging it in a ponytail or bun on top of her head.

Pumpkin Face - Step 2

2. Next, use a damp sponge to cover her eyebrows with white face paint.

Pumpkin Face - Step 3

3. Once that dries, use a makeup brush and yellow face paint to create triangular eyes, a nose, and a toothy jack-o'-lantern smile over her lips.

4. Now sponge orange face paint onto her entire face, surrounding the yellow features.

5. After the orange paint dries, use a makeup brush to outline her yellow eyes, nose and mouth with green face paint.

6. Top off your child's disguise with handmade pumpkin leaves and vines. For each leaf, twist short pieces of floral wire around the top of a pipe cleaner.

7. Next, cut two large matching leaf shapes from green tissue paper. Lightly paint the surface of one leaf with a white glue solution (3 parts glue, 1 part water), lay the floral-wire frame on the glued surface and then cover with the matching leaf. Wind the stems of the finished leaves around your child's ponytail.

8. For pumpkin vines, just tie on lengths of curled green gift ribbon.