Picasso Pumpkins

Wandering through the grocery store, we stumbled on sweet little pumpkins. They were too tough and small to carve, so we took some miscellaneous supplies from the craft room and made Picasso inspired pumpkins with them. 

You'll need:

  • Tiny pumpkins
  • Googly eyes of various sizes
  • Scissors
  • Sharpie markers
  • Buttons
  • Scrap paper
  • Ribbon
  • Heart- shaped hole punch
  • Hot glue gun (or strong adhesive)

Picasso's distinct departure from conventional portraits sparked a movement of innovation in art; to this day it is nearly impossible to not recognize his style and works. We approached his art playfully, with pumpkins as our canvases.


Give your pumpkins the gift of sight and smell, with googly eyes and buttons. No need to follow a traditional facial structure. That's what makes this such a refreshing exercise- no symmetry here! 


The heart shaped hole punch from Paper Source makes a perfect set of lips, outlined with a Sharpie, but any punch or paper smile will do.


Add some fun details like eyebrows, freckles, and eyelashes. This little gal pumpkin has a bow in her stem as well. 

Lastly, make some more. Even pumpkins need friends.