The hot weather in Florida, even in October, is not carving pumpkin-friendly, so I am always putting a new twist on our decorations. Today I am sharing how to DIY the Easiest No-Carve Monster Pumpkins for Halloween. A quick and easy project featuring Tombow Xtreme Permanent Adhesive, Dual Brush Pens, and one of my favorites – the MONOTWIN Permanent Marker! This is a great project to complete with the kiddos in just an afternoon. Let your creativity go to make the scariest, kookiest, or prettiest monsters with my Free Printable No-Carve Pumpkin Faces!
Free No-Carve Jack-O-Lantern Faces to Print and Color
This week I am co-hosting Team Creative Crafts HALLOWEEN Crafts Edition with my crafty friends Laura from Laura Kelly Designs, and Lindsay from Artsy-Fartsy Mama. We are featuring ALL the fabulously colorful and cute craft projects from some of the most talented designers we know. Check out my tutorial, then scroll down to see all the creativity.
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Here's what you need to make Spooky Cute Monster Pumpkins:
- Pumpkins – either real or faux
- Tombow Dual Brush Pens
- MONOTWIN Permanent Marker from Tombow
- Tombow Xtreme Permanent Adhesive
- Card Stock – 110 lb. White
- Scissors – I love my Fiskars!
- Cricut Bright Pad
- Plain Paper
- Pencil and Eraser
- FREE Printable No-Carve Pumpkin Faces – download at the bottom of this post ⇓
Here's how to create Easy Jack-O-Lanterns for Halloween:
Sketch out some monstrous features on plain paper with MONO Drawing Pencil 3H grade. This harder lead will allow you to sketch easily without a lot of erasing needed since your lines will be lighter. I love drawing all of the features independently and then mixing and matching later. If you don't want to sketch your own, you can download my FREE PRINTABLE NO-CARVE MONSTER PUMPKIN FEATURES at the bottom of this post ⇓
Ink in all of the sketches with the bullet tip of Dual Brush Pen N15.
Next, I used my Cricut Bright Pad to trace all of the monster's features onto heavyweight 110 lb. cardstock with the bullet and fine tip of the MONOTWIN Permanent Marker. I love to draw a double sketchy line when using the fine tip of the MONOTWIN to create added interest. The Cricut Bright Pad is my go-to for all my hand-drawn and hand-lettered printable files – plus it's great for weeding vinyl!
Pick your favorite colors and dig in! I used the Dual Brush Pens to give my monster features the added POP of color that they needed!
I used some unconventional color combinations of Dual Brush Pens for my quick and easy no-carve monster pumpkins, which I just LOVE!
Next, cut out all monster features. This is the FUN part – mix and match the features to create the perfectly creepy, cute, or funny monster!
Using Tombow Xtreme Permanent Adhesive, roll to apply then swipe to the side for a clean application. Mix and match the Monster facial features to make your own unique creations!
Download the No-Carve Pumpkin Faces Free Printable
No-Carve Monster Pumpkins are Super Quick!
I hope you will use my how-to DIY project to print and color these No-Carve Monster Pumpkin Faces as a jumping-off point to showcase YOUR Halloween decor. Get creative with the kiddos and have some FUN!
More Halloween Crafts!
Below are more upcycled and recycled projects created by some of my craftiest designer friends. We are participating in the Creative Crafts – Halloween Edition. Scroll down to see all the goodness.
Halloween is my FAVORITE time of the year, so I have a ton of fun ideas and projects. Check out my DIY Mason Jar Witch project that can be used as a candy jar, or a lantern!
Recycling and upcycling have been my jam since I was a kid. Sometimes I even purchase a certain type of product because of its packaging. For my Recycled Bottle Halloween Ghosts project, I purchased Sparkling ICE Water strictly because of the size and shape of the bottle. Now, I am hooked on the Mango Tangerine, it's slightly fizzy but too bubbly. Secrets revealed!
Y'all know I love a good deal, so I was excited when I found all of the supplies to make Dollar Tree Bandana Pumpkins. They turned out so cute, went together in just 15 minutes, and only cost $5.00 (for two)!
Laura from Me and My Inklings sharing an adorable Scrap Fabric Pumpkin Banner that is super quick and easy to create. Love those calico fabric pumpkins!
Blanca with Creativities Galore is sharing a tutorial for making Halloween Candy Pockets which are quick and easy. Scale these pockets up or down to create all types of gift holders!
Ginger with Ginger Snap Crafts creates the cutest candy gifts with tags, so check out her Halloween Neighbor Gift with a free file to either print or cut on your Cricut. She has a TON of inspiration in this post!
Shani is making Easy Halloween Shrinky Dinks over on her blog Sunshine and Munchkins. I agree with her that the simplest craft projects are the ones that capture the kiddos interest the most!
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Too busy to print and color these Free Printable No-Carve Pumpkin Faces right now? Pin it for later! I'd love for you to pin this project to your favorite craft board on Pinterest and then it’ll be waiting for you when you’re ready.
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