Unicorn Pumpkin Craft - DIY Unicorn Pumpkins Made of Cardboard

Unicorn Pumpkin Craft – Easy Halloween DIY

Are you ready for Halloween? If your house needs a little more unicorn spirit, this easy unicorn pumpkin craft is for you!

Holidays, such as Halloween and Christmas get us crafty unicorns excited. That is because we want to make all kinds of magical DIY projects to decorate our house with cute unicorn ornaments. After all, it doesn’t feel like a holiday without unicorns!

However, it’s easy to get overwhelmed when preparing for the holidays. Sometimes, you just don’t have the time and energy to make all the awesome unicorn DIYs you wanted to try. Yeah, I speak from experience here.

So, today I’m introducing a super easy Halloween unicorn craft for you. Usually, unicorn pumpkin crafts involve actual pumpkin (or fake pumpkin) decorating. This unicorn pumpkin DIY is different; it’s made of cardboard.

You can use these pumpkins as wall or door decorations, place them over the window etc. As this craft is so easy, kids can participate too, so this is a fun activity for the whole family. Let’s get started!

Tools and Materials Needed to Make the Unicorn Pumpkin Craft

This DIY project is also very affordable. You probably already have all the materials needed for this craft.

Required Craft Tools:

  • Scissors
  • Craft glue
  • A pencil
  • A black permanent marker / calligraphy pen

Materials Needed:

  • Cardboard
  • Orange cardboard / paper / fabric
  • Black duck tape (can be black paper / fabric too)
  • Golden glitter washi tape
  • Ribbon
  • Piece of thin black foam padding (or black cardboard)

Halloween Unicorn Pumpkin Craft – Step-by-Step

Unicorn Pumpkin DIY - Draw the Pumpkin

Step 1: Cut a Pumpkin Shape Out of the Cardboard

It’s a good idea to sketch the pumpkin shape with a pencil on the cardboard first. So, draw a pumpkin shape on the cardboard, but with a unicorn horn and ears.

Next, cut the pumpkin shape out of the cardboard.

Then, use the cardboard pumpkin as a model to draw the same shape on the orange cardboard. It is a good idea to draw on the reverse side, so that pencil marks won’t show later.

Next, cut the pumpkin shape out of the orange cardboard as well.

Unicorn Pumpkin DIY - Glue the Pumpkin

Step 2: Glue the Cardboard Pumpkins Together

Now, you have two identical pumpkin shapes. Glue them together.

Unicorn Pumpkin Craft - Cut the Witch Hat

Step 3: Cut the Witch Hat out of the Black Foam Padding

Now, you can let the glue dry. In the meanwhile, you can cut the witch hat out of the black foam padding. You can also use black cardboard for the hat.

You can tie a ribbon around the hat as a decoration.

Unicorn Pumpkin Craft - Decorate Horn and Ears

Step 4: Decorate the Unicorn’s Horn and Ears

Cut two small triangle shaped pieces of black duck tape to decorate the unicorn pumpkin’s ears. You can also use black paper or fabric.

Cover the unicorn’s horn with the black duck tape as well.

You can make decorative stripes on the unicorn’s horn with the golden glitter washi tape.

Unicorn Halloween Craft - Draw the Eyes

Step 5: Draw the Unicorn’s Eyes

Draw the unicorn’s eyes with the black marker or calligraphy pen. You can draw sleepy eyes or smiling eyes. Or you can draw one of each like I did on the video; now the unicorn pumpkin looks like it’s winking.

Unicorn Halloween Pumpkin

Step 6: Glue the Witch Hat on the Unicorn Pumpkin’s Head

Now, glue the witch hat on the unicorn pumpkin’s head.

Unicorn Halloween Pumpkin - Make a Hanging Loop

Step 7: Make a Hanging Loop for the Unicorn Pumpkin

If you want to hang the unicorn pumpkin decoration on the wall, make a hanging loop out of yarn. You can attach the loop on the reverse side of the pumpkin with duct tape.

How Was the Unicorn Pumpkin Craft?

And you’re done! Now you have a cute Halloween unicorn pumpkin decoration. Make as many of them as you want and get your house ready for a unicorn Halloween.

If you want to do more unicorn themed Halloween crafts, you might also like our DIY Halloween unicorn headband tutorial. And don’t forget to listen to our original Halloween unicorn song, Magic in the Air (Unicorn Is Hiding)!

Did you make your own Halloween unicorn pumpkin? Please let me know how this craft went for you.

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