Olaf Goes Trick or Treating with this Olaf Pumpkin Decorating Idea for your front porch.
Olaf Pumpkin Idea
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I’ve been thinking of this idea for a month, but haven’t really had time to completely devote to it. Yesterday…I finally assembled the white-painted pumpkins, and made Halloween Olaf! He looks so excited to go Trick or Treating. I took pictures of him like he was a model, then quickly broke him down so the neighbors didn’t think I was crazy. It’s only September, and I have a snowman on the front porch. Come…October first, I am Olafing the front porch for the kids to enjoy
- Before I begin, you should that when it comes to ideas that I want to accomplish, I am an impatient person. That, and I avoid shopping with my toddler as much as I can. So…I did not go out and get the good paint. I tell you this because…should you choose to tackle an Olaf display, I want to spare you the heartache of paint crumbling off of your beautiful project.
- In the past, Rust-Oleum has done well for me. The above kitty cat pumpkin was painted with Rust-Oleum spray paint. The paint held really well. This was in Connecticut, and the nights were cold. If you can…get the good stuff.
NOW…on to Olaf!
- As you can see I used 5 different pumpkins:
- 1 large pumpkin for his bum
- 1 Cinderella-style pumpkin for his middle
- 1 oblong pumpkin for his head
- 2 small mini pumpkins for feet!
Here’s What I did to Make Olaf…
- It took me a while to play around with what paints I would use for his face. I finally decided on puffy paint
- At first, I did an awful black U for cheeks, and he looked like he had a mustache. I painted over that with white. Now, with a Zoro mask – I think the mustache would have worked! 🙂
- I did paint eyes on him with light blue puffy paint, and painted black pupils – Then I used a mask – so that really wasn’t necessary!
- The important part is the blue U, and the tooth! Puffy paint is perfect for that because it adds dimension.
- I used a sharp object to make holes in the sides of the Cinderella pumpkin, and stuck branches from a tree – don’t forget the hairs on his head – too!
- I happened to have a snowman kit in the basement and used the buttons and the carrot from those for Snowman details
- I gave him his little round feet, by just placing them in front of him on their sides
- I gave Olaf a bag and some fun Halloween decorations
And…that’s what I did to make this cutie pie! I can’t wait until October 1st – he’s Soooooo going on the front porch! The kids are gonna love him!
~ Melissa – KidFriendlyThingsToDo.com