Make A Black Cat Pumpkin for Halloween

Set this kitty cat pumpkin on your porch for an adorable Halloween display. You can make it out of a few simple items. I’ll show you how to make a Black Cat Pumpkin for Halloween that everyone will love.

black cat pumpkin for Halloween

Make a Black Cat Pumpkin

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Tips and tricks for making your stacked painted pumpkin:

  • Before purchasing your pumpkins, make sure the tops and bottoms are as level as possible for stacking
  • I like to use Rustoleum spray paint – I think it sticks to the pumpkin better. Other paint might flake off
  • Only use spray paint in a well-ventilated area – outdoors is best
  • protect your work surface with a tarp or sheet
  • Paint the pumpkin in a couple of different steps. Let the pumpkin completely dry, roll it over, and spray the bottom
  • If it’s close to Halloween and you are not worried about it perishing, then you can drill a hole into the top of the bottom pumpkin and the bottom of the top pumpkin for inserting a dowel, or pipe for securing them together
  • you can also use hot glue for helping to secure pumpkins together

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Are you ready to make this adorable Halloween Black Cat Pumpkin? Let’s make sure you have everything you’ll need:

Here are the supplies you’ll need for this Halloween Decorating Idea: 

  • 2 large pumpkins – One oval pumpkin that will stand upright for the body, and one squatting round one for the head.
  • One can of black spray paint – I recommend Rustoleum Satin Enamel Spray Paint. It doesn’t flake like the others
  • Optional – one can of glitter blast spray paint – black (I found mine at Michaels Craft Store)
  • 1 roll of Wide Halloween colored ribbon for the bow
  •  3-D fabric paint for the eyes – I used glow in the dark paint that I found in the paint aisle at Michaels Craft Store
  • 1 little pink pom-pom for the nose
  • Optional witch hat –
  • Black felt or foam for the ears – cut into cat ear shapes
  • 1 sheet of self-adhesive black foam for the whiskers – cut 6 little strips for the whiskers
  • 1 large chenille bendy for the tailor twist several together
  • low temp glue gun and glue sticks or tacky glue, such as Fabri-Tac


Make A Black Cat Pumpkin for Halloween | Kid Friendly Things To Do

  • Remove stems from the bottom pumpkin
  • Spray paint both pumpkins black – I used Rustoleum Satin Enamel Spray Paint
  • If you’re using glitter spray, wait for the black to dry and apply glitter – let dry

making a black cat pumpkin

  • Take the pumpkins to your display area
  • Stack the short pumpkin onto the bottom tall pumpkin and steady them

making a black cat pumpkin

  • Paint cat eyes onto the top pumpkin
  • Attach pink pom-pom for the nose
  • Peel the adhesive backing off of whiskers and apply 3 on either side of the nose
  • If you’re using a witch hat – apply the felt ears to either side of the hat with hot glue- so it looks like they are poking through, and set the witch hat on the cat head
  • If you’re not using a hat, apply the felt ears to the top of the pumpkin with your warm glue or tacky glue
  • Attach chenille strip for the tail to the backside of the bottom pumpkin – secure with a push pin if necessary

making a black cat pumpkin

~Melissa – KidFriendlyThingsToDo.Com


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  1. Kelly

    This looked like a great idea. Last night I painted the pumpkins with an all purpose spray paint. This morning the paint is cracking and is flaking off all over the place.

    1. Melissa

      I am so sorry to hear that. What a bummer! My go-to spray paint, that doesn’t let me down is most always Rustoleum! There are so many different versions of spray paint, now. It’s hard to keep up with the varieties. I hope you find one that holds better.