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Troll Pumpkins will make you want to sing and dance this Halloween!
Trolls are still the hottest character with my kids! I like them, too! They are so cute and fun and just provide this positive, dancing energy in my life whenever I see or hear them! So it was a no-brainer that I make my kids a Troll Pumpkin that will last forever!
If you need more troll ideas, check out our entire Troll Party page! Full of snack mixes, party favors, cupcakes and fun crafts! Plus you can grab most of these items from Oriental Trading!
How to make Troll Pumpkins
- Foam Sheets
- Orange Foam Pumpkin
- Teal Foam Pumpkin
- Permanent Markers
- Large Googly Eyes
- Hot Glue & Hot Glue Gun
- Pink Spray Paint
- Blue & Pink Faux Fur (grab this at your local craft store, it’s sold by the yard)
- Chenille Stems
- Head into a well ventilated area and spray your orange pumpkin pink following the directions on the can. Let dry. A second coat may be necessary.
- Cut a piece of blue fur to make hair 9″ x 10″. Angle the edges so you have a trapezoid shape.
- Fold the long edge of the hair and glue with hot glue. This just creates a cleaner edge. Lay 3 pipe cleaners on the back side of the hair and attach them with hot glue. Trim excess. This will help stand your hair up.
- Attach hair to the pumpkin in a straight line. I found it easiest to attach the center of the hair with hot glue to the pumpkin and then attach the edges. Just make sure you keep the hair straight across.
- Use a blue foam sheet to cut out two years about 4″ x 2-1/2″. Cut out a small nose out of blue foam that measures about 3″ x 1-1/2″. With black foam, cut out eyebrows. Attach 2 eyes, eyebrows, ears and nose to the front of the pumpkin with hot glue.
- Add a crooked smile for Branch with a black permanent marker.
- To make Poppy, follow the same hair steps as Branch but use pink faux fur.
- Use pink foam to cut out a nose and ears for Poppy. Use black foam to cut out eye lashes and attach to the google eyes. Attach eyes, ears, and nose to the front of the pumpkin with hot glue.
- Cut out a green headband with blue flowers and green leaves out of foam sheets. Attach the flowers to the headband with hot glue. Attach the headband to Poppy’s hair.
- Add a smile to Poppy’s face with a black permanent marker.
That’s it! Your Troll Pumpkins will last a lifetime as long as you keep them indoors and protected. Plus these pumpkins look super cute paired with this funky neon pumpkin.
Try some other Troll Crafts!
- Troll Crayons use a simple mold and new or used crayons.
- Troll Wig is no sew and perfect to wear for Halloween or anytime of the year!
- Troll Perler Bead Craft will have you putting your hair in the air!
These are absolutely adorable! I’m definitely going to have to make some with my girls!
Awe, thanks! You’re making me blush! My kids LOVE them!
My kids squealed when they saw this! I can’t wait to make these with them this weekend! Thank you!
Awesome! You’ll be Super Mom!
We made these tonight. My 4 year old was in heaven! Thanks for the tutorial!
Thank you for the comment! You made my day!
Where can I buy the foam pumpkins? And how big are they?
You can buy foam pumpkins from Oriental Trading, Joann Fabrics, Michaels, Amazon and I’ve even seen them at Lowe’s. The size is about a 9″ diameter pumpkin.
Thanks, Kari! Can’t wait to make them!!
Love this idea. Got most of the items from out local Michaels but I CAN NOT for the life of me find the pink fur for hair. No Joann’s near me.
Oh no! You NEED the hair! I’m sending you an email! Check it in a few!
Kari!!! Thank you so much for your generosity! I received the hair today. I hope our pumpkin turns out as well as yours ?.
Hi Kari, I’m having trouble finding pink hair too. I bought a white faux fur and colored it pink but it still doesn’t seem to work.
Omg me and my 5 year old having so much troble making the hair
I need more details! What is happening? My best guess is the hair is falling down? When you attach the hair to the front, in the center, add hot glue and affix to the front and press down and let set. Then add hot glue to one side at a time. When you attach the hair to the pumpkin on the side, make sure it remains in a straight line. You might be angling it downward. This will cause the hair to fall. Another support option is to put a pipe cleaner perpendicular/across the other pipe cleaners to hold it up.Does that make sense? Let me know what is going on so I can try to help you further.
We are having so much trouble with the hair. I don’t see how you do it. ??? can you send more pics.
I need more details! I’m sending you an email!
Hi can you send more detailed info about how to make the hair !??? I’m lost and can’t attach it to the pumpkin . Thank you?
I need more details! What is happening? My best guess is the hair is falling down? When you attach the hair to the front, in the center, add hot glue and affix to the front (forehead area) and press down and let set. Then add hot glue to one side at a time. When you attach the hair to the pumpkin on the side, make sure it remains in a straight line. You might be angling it downward. This will cause the hair to fall. Another support option is to put a pipe cleaner perpendicular/across the other pipe cleaners to hold up the hair. Does that make sense? Let me know what is going on so I can try to help you further.
When you put the faux hair on, are you cutting two pieces and gluing them together with the pipe cleaners in between them? Confused. 🙂
Margie, you put the pipe cleaners on the back of the hair to make it stiff and stand up when you attach it to the front of the pumpkin. Does that help?
Can you tell me what brand and color pink spray paint you used? There are so many different pinks, but yours is perfect..I also can’t download the templates…
The brand is Rustoleum and if you click on the text that says “Pink Spray Paint” it will take you to the exact color! Which templates are you looking to download? There aren’t any for this Trolls project.