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Spray Paint Minion Pumpkins for Halloween!

These go down as the best pumpkins our family has produced in the history of EVER. They were so easy, so much fun, and made us smile every time we walked up the front steps.

Step by step instructions to make your own Minion Pumpkins included below.


Minion Pumpkins for Halloween

Want to make your own? Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Pumpkins
  • Spray paint primer
  • Spray paint
  • Mason jar lids
  • Sharpie markers
  • Black pipe cleaners
  • Rivets
  • White cardstock
  • Pins
  • Painters tape
  • Masking film
  • Saw horse (not required but really helpful)

Step 1

Set up your spray zone.  We used saw horses in our backyard so that the pumpkins were off the ground and easy to spray completely.

Make Your Own Minion Pumpkins! Use a saw horse to prop pumpkins up for spray painting.

Step 2

Spray your pumpkins with primer and let pumpkins dry (they dry quickly).  I made fun of my husband for making us prime the pumpkins. I usually question his over the top detail, but in the end it always pays off.

Minion Pumpkins - spray your pumpkin with primer!

Step 3

Spray paint your pumpkins! Lay it on thick and let them dry.

Primed pumpkin

Paint your pumpkin!

Step 4    

Wrap your pumpkins in masking film and painters tape to spray on your minion’s overalls.  Note the half circle of cardstock that we pinned to the pumpkins on the sides before applying the 2nd color. This was to provide the illusion of arm holes for the overalls.  (take a look at the finished pictures to get a better idea of what yours should look like. Note the yellow or purple openings inside of the blue overalls)



 Step 5

After your pumpkins are completely dry it’s time to add the finishing touches!

  • Eyes: People are always asking how to make the eyes for minion pumpkins. It’s easy! Use two mason jar lids to form the eyes. Use the inside disc of the lid to trace and cut out the white cardstock insert for the eyes. We used brown markers for the iris’s with a black pupil. Leave a little white dot in the eyes to add some expression. We used a black magic marker to draw the black band around the goggles to connect everything. To attach the eyes to the pumpkins: We cut down toothpicks to the desired size and super glued them to the back of the mason jar lids so they would stick into the pumpkins.
  • Hair: We cut black pipe cleaners in various sizes to create the different hairstyles for our minions. The pipe cleaners stick right into the pumpkins and hold well. Our favorite is the purple minion’s crazy hair!
  • Teeth: Cut out small pieces of white card stock to make the teeth that are perfect for your minion. Use sewing pins to hold the teeth in place. Don’t want to hassle with teeth? Just use your magic marker to draw their smile!
  • Overalls: Push two rivets (my husband calls them brass grommets) into the corners of your Minion’s overalls. You can grab rivets from the sewing store. Draw the Gru symbol on the outside of the overalls with a black magic marker or sharpie.

Finishing Touches!


Place your pumpkins on your porch and get out there and steal the moooon! Happy Halloween!







* We found our original inspiration on Pinterest via Craftberry Bush. She used craft paints on hers and made some pretty amazing Minion mouths! She’s got more great ideas for painting pumpkins as well!

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  6. Michelle 09/25/2015 at 3:58 am

    I saw this on pinterest, it’s exactly what I’m looking for. Thanks for sharing.

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  12. Katherines Corner 10/20/2014 at 5:36 pm

    these are so darn cute!!! I invite you to share at my Thursday hop, you can start linking tomorrow at 8PM (MST)

  13. Shannon 10/18/2014 at 4:46 pm

    How did you attach the mason jar rings to the pumpkin?

  14. web developer 10/16/2014 at 11:40 pm

    Luckily, I am thinking what to decorate this halloween. Seemingly, your post give me bright idea. Thanks.