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I love me some Baby Groot, so I was determined to make a no-carve Baby Groot pumpkin this year. Although things didn’t turn out exactly the way I had planned, he’s super easy to make and he’s definitely pretty cute. It’s a great kid-friendly craft if you have a little Guardians of the Galaxy fan at home. Or a big Guardians of the Galaxy fan at home. Basically, it can be made by any sized fan, is the point I’m trying to make…
To make your own DIY Baby Groot pumpkin, you’ll need:
- A Pumpkin (I used a craft pumpkin so I could save it!)
- Green Tape
- Black Tape
- Brown Tape
- Black Fine Tip Marker
- White Paint Pen
- Matte Varnish
- Parchment Paper
- Tea Tree Oil (to clean scissors)
Duck Brand makes a matte finish olive tape that if I had to redo this I would try first. With the shiny tape, I’d probably use a spray on matte finish the next time rather than the brush on finish, just to make things a little easier.
Start by giving your pumpkin a full covering of duct tape. Working on a rounded surface makes it impossible to avoid wrinkles, but try to keep the tape as smooth as you can.
To make the bark at the top of Groot’s head, start by cutting off a piece of brown tape. Place a smaller piece of tape on the back of the longer piece. This will allow you to cut out a pointy edge with scissors. When cutting duct tape, use tea tree oil to clean your scissors if they become gummy.
Place the pointed duct tape over the front of your pumpkin. Use the same process of layering the tape to create small green leaves.
To create the eyes and mouth, place a piece of black duct tape on a piece of parchment paper. This allows you to make duct tape stickers that you can cut with scissors. Cut out the eyes and mouth and place them on the front of your pumpkin.
Make small lines all over your pumpkin with a fine tipped black marker. Use a white paint pen to add dots tot he eyes. Finish it off by brushing or spraying on a matte finish.
Once everything is dry, your DIY Baby Groot pumpkin will be ready to welcome your trick-or-treaters!
Looking for more Disney DIY inspiration? Check out my entire Disney Halloween project collection!
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