Gourds of any size or shape, of course this includes
pumpkins (especially those cute miniature ones)
Clear paint sealer (aerosol form is the easiest to handle)
Fabric pieces – the brighter the better
Felt yarn ribbons
Little eyes (Found at any craft store or make your own with fabric pieces)
Spray paint sealer
Hot glue gun
Procedures : Once you have picked your gourd, use a slightly damp sponge to clean it off.
Spray the gourd with the sealer. This will make the gourd have a shine and prevent chipping of the paint. It dries fairly quickly. Remember to spray in a well-ventilated area.
Hair can be made with yarn or fabric strips. The yarn can be braided or cut into strands and glued to the top of the gourd. Fabric and ribbons can be attached to the hair.
Paint faces onto gourd or pumpkin. Spray paint sealer over the dried paint to prevent chipping.
Cut out pieces of felt or fabric in the shapes of mouth, eyes, ears and nose for decoration.