Jester Party Pumpkin

Jester Party Pumpkin

Posted by DecoArt on Sep 29th 2014

It's no joke: this harlequin will add fun and Americana Acrylic color to your Halloween dècor.


    • water container
    • palette or plastic plate
    • paper towels
    • scissors
    • #0 liner brush
    • stylus
    • Fun Foam sheet
    • tracing & transfer paper
    • sponge pouncer
    • quick-dry craft glue or low-temp glue gun and glue sticks
    • medium foam pumpkin
    • 6" foam ball
    • foil chenille stems: red for hair and gold for attaching bells
    • four gold jingle bells
    • Versa Tool



    Let dry completely between painting steps.

    1. Trace and transfer face shapes on pumpkin.
    2. Use the 3/4" flat brush and Bright Yellow to paint the stars; mouth and nose, Lamp Black; and tongue and cheeks, Tuscan Red.
    3. (optional) Use 3/4" flat brush to alternately stripe scrap piece of foam pumpkin Lamp Black and Snow White. Use Versa-Tool or craft knife to cut hole in center to fit over the pumpkin stem.
    4. Use the liner brush and Lamp Black to outline face details and paint eyes inside stars.
    5. Slice off 1/4 of foam ball and paint Lavender. (Remainder can be saved for another project.).
    6. Use scissors to cut four V-shapes in fun foam for hat. Use pouncer and Lamp Black to stamp dots on the foam. Let dry. Press Lavender slice inside center of the fun foam hat and secure with glue.
    7. Assembly: Place striped pumpkin piece over the stem and secure with glue. Position the foam hat inside the pumpkin piece and secure with glue. Pierce the ends of V-shapes with a stylus. Thread a 4" pieces of gold chenille stem through holes and tie on jingle bells.
    8. Use Versa Tool or stylus to poke random holes for the hair. Halve red chenille stems and bend with fingers. (Refer to photo.) Dip one end of chenille into glue and press into the holes.