Category Archives: Pumpkins

Pumpkin props.

Pumpkin PATCH and the Boo Brothers – Singing Pumpkin Animations

I won a Free singing pumpkin animation today on Facebook! I chose “Dead Man’s Party” to add to the other 8 animations that we have for our Pumpkin PATCH and the Boo Brothers singing pumpkin concert.

Since the Halloween of 2013 we have included these singing pumpkins in our graveyard haunt. I often get asked if I animated them. I am not the animator, but John Nielson who manages the Halloween Fun and Christmas Magic Facebook page IS the talented animator behind the Disneyesque Singing Pumpkins that I use. He also has Singing Snowman animations and animations that you can project onto a wall, your garage door, or other flat surfaces. Check out his website and his Facebook page to find out how you can add your own singing pumpkin concert to your Halloween haunt.

Papier Mache Pumpkins – Part 2

I drew half of the face and then used the cut out pieces to make the other side symetrical. You can see all of the layers of paper in this picture. I used 1″ to 1 1/2″ wide pieces of cardboard secured with hot glue to accentuate the features that I had cut out.

This process takes a very, very long time. That is why I will not be having these pumpkins in my display this year. Stay tuned for more updates in the coming months.

“Scaretaker” & Pumpkin Monster Head Bases

“Scaretaker”

The “Scaretaker” will be a creepy old man standing ominously in my graveyard, leering at passersby. This is just the base of the head/face.

I wrapped a foam skull with aluminum foil then applied the papier mache.
I wrapped a foam skull with aluminum foil then applied the papier mache.
After 3 layers of papier mache I cut the paper and foil off and then put it together with tape and glue. I made the neck at this point too. I then applied 2 more layers of papier mache.
After 3 layers of papier mache I cut the paper and foil off and then put it together with tape and glue. I made the neck at this point too. I then applied 2 more layers of papier mache.

Pumpkin Monster

This creature will be emerging out of one of my papier mache pumpkins. This is just the base of the head/face.

Same process here. Wrap skull in foil, then apply layers of papier mache.
Same process here. Wrap skull in foil, then apply layers of papier mache.
An experiment in carving teeth from insulation foam.
An experiment in carving teeth from insulation foam.