Footprint Pumpkin Tutorial

** Recycled post from 2012 **

For more another pumpkin decorating idea, check out my Pumpkin Photo Frame Tutorial

Trick or Treat?  Smell my feet.  Make your pumpkin super sweet.

This year, our nineteen month old son is in the in-between stage of Halloween and pumpkin decorating – old enough to be interested in pumpkins (as in, poking at them, and trying – unsuccessfully – to carry them around the yard), but still too young to really care too much about the carving part.

Footprint Pumpkins are a wonderful way to get even your littlest ones involved in the pumpkin primping fun, allowing them to leave their own mark (literally) on your family tradition.

Make Your Own Footprint Pumpkin

What You’ll Need:

  •   A Pumpkin.
  •  Paint (any color).
  •  Your favorite pair of sweet baby feet.
  •  A partner (someone to hold your little wiggle worm steady).
  •  Vinyl stickers (if you wish).

What You’ll Do:

  1. Make sure the face of your pumpkin is clean and dry.
  2. Press your child’s feet into the paint (or brush it on – careful, it tickles!).
  3. Then, gently press their paint-covered tootsies onto the pumpkin (it can be slippery).
  4. Once the initial footprint has been made, you can touch it up if you need to with a little extra paint and a small paint brush.
  5. Set it on your door-step for trick-or-treaters to admire!

Now, you’ve got yourself the cutest little punkin on the block (aside from the one that help you make it, of course).

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  1. Jillian Nicole

    This looks very cute and it is perfect for each member of the family. It looks easy enough to do and fun for the kids. Thanks for sharing and I am following you now.
    I would love for you to follow back.


    1. Courtney Woodruff

      Hi, Jillian! Thanks for the sweet comment & the follow! I’m a new follower of your as well 🙂


  2. Hannah Harris

    Hi Courtney, I just stopped by after reading your comment at Making Boys Men and have really enjoyed your blog so I’ve stuck it in my reader. The pumpkins are really lovely, a very neat idea. Have a brilliant weekend, Hannah


    1. Courtney Woodruff

      Hi, Hannah! Thanks so much for stopping by! I’m so glad you like the pumpkins 🙂 Thanks for adding me!


  3. Krissy Sherman Bonning

    ADORABLE! Thanks for entering the Perfectly Pumpkin Contest!!


  4. pinkoddy

    omg that is soooo cute.
    I’ve never seen a sweet pumpkin before.


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