Black Cat Pumpkins – Crafts by Amanda


We love this spooky and adorable black cat pumpkin project! Use different shaped pumpkins to get a variety of black kitties for your porch.

Why this project works

There’s not much carving involved, just for cutting out the eyes. You could add a mouth or a nose if you like as well.

Very few supplies are needed for this cute black cat pumpkin making it a fun, quick project and a festive way to decorate your stoop.

black cat pumpkin near fireplace

Helpful Project Information:


  • Age Level: 7 and up
  • Mess Factor: Medium (spray paint)
  • Level of Difficulty: Medium (carving)
  • Time to Complete: less than 60 minutes
  • Cost Estimate: Less than $6.00 each

Craft supplies you will need

labeled supplies for making black cat pumpkin
Get full list of supplies and directions in the printable version at the end of this post.

How to Make Black Cat Pumpkins

These step by step photos and instructions are here to help you visualize how to make this project. Please scroll down to simply print out the instructions!

  1. Cut off the top of the small pumpkin and clean out all the seeds and guts. Make my roasted pumpkin seeds when you’re done!
  2. Draw two almond-shaped eyes on paper to fit the small pumpkin then tape or pin it to the front of the pumpkin. Carve eyes out.
pumpkin with top cut off
pumpkin with eyes carved out
  1. Lay newspapers or other drop cloth material outside and place pumpkins on top.
  2. Spray paint both pumpkins black and allow to dry completely.
spray painted pumpkins
  1. Use black felt or craft foam to make simple triangle shaped ears. Use two layers for each ear. Glue a toothpick in between the two layers.
felt triangles and glue
  1. Turn the small pumpkin upside down, bottom side up. Poke the toothpicks through the bottom of the little pumpkin.
inserting toothpick into pumpkin
  1. Place a tea light on top of the large pumpkin (body). If necessary, trim the stem so the tea light can rest without falling.
  2. Use sturdy wooden skewers to attach the two pumpkins together.
skewers sticking out of pumpkin
placing pumpkin head on top of pumpkin body

Expert Crafting Tips


  • Battery operated tea lights are safer, but you can use regular tea light candles if you prefer.
  • Want a tail? Find a long zucchini or cucumber and paint it black!

We love it when we find simple pumpkin decorating ideas. We know you’ll love this cute and spooky black cat pumpkin for your front door!

More Halloween Crafts

Finished black cat pumpkins
Were you looking for a different cat pumpkin project? You may have seen this one here before!

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black cat pumpkin with glowing eyes

Print Project

Black Cat Pumpkin

Learn how to make an adorable black cat from two pumpkins and a little spray paint. Bonus – includes glowing eyes!

Prep Time10 mins

Crafting Time30 mins

Dry time20 mins

Total Time1 hr

Author: Amanda Formaro

Supplies

  • Large pumpkin
  • Small pumpkin
  • Black spray paint
  • Black felt or craft foam
  • 2 toothpicks
  • 2 sturdy wooden skewers
  • Battery operated tea light

Instructions

  • Draw two almond shaped eyes on paper to fit the small pumpkin and tape or pin to the front of the pumpkin. Carve eyes out.

  • Lay newspapers or other drop cloth material outside and place pumpkins on top.

  • Spray paint both pumpkins black and allow to dry completely.

  • Use black felt or craft foam to make simple triangle shaped ears. Use two layers for each ear. Glue a toothpick in between the two layers.

  • Turn the small pumpkin upside down, bottom side up. Poke the toothpicks through the bottom of the little pumpkin.

  • Place a tea light on top of the large pumpkin (body). If necessary, trim the stem so the tea light can rest without falling.

  • Use sturdy wooden skewers to attach the two pumpkins together.

Expert Tips & FAQs

  • Battery operated tea lights are safer, but you can use regular tea light candles if you prefer.
  • Want a tail? Find a long zucchini or cucumber and paint it black!

This post originally appeared here on Oct 6, 2017 but has since been altered with new instructions and photos.

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