“There is a big round moon in a dark, dark sky, the chickens are nervous. Do you know why? It’s because… Strange things are happening.” What? You haven’t read Eek! Halloween! 57 times in the past week? It’s a cute, Halloween board book if you have littles and love Halloween, like me! On the Halloween note, I’m a big fan of no carve pumpkins. Not only is not carving the pumpkin easier, but the pumpkins last way longer too! Today I’m sharing how to make duck tape pumpkins with your Cricut machine.
I teamed up with my friends Angie from Country Chic Cottage, Carolina from 30 Minute Crafts, and Jen from 100 Designs to share tons of 15 minute Halloween Cricut crafts. So, fire up your Cricut machine and get ready for crafts galore!
What do you need to make duck tape pumpkins:
- Duck Tape Sheets<– Get them on Amazon for $1.75 a sheet.
- Cricut Cutting machine
- Real or fake pumpkin
- Pumpkin face templates
As for pumpkin face templates, I just googled “free pumpkin face templates” and picked the 2 you see above! Then, I used this tutorial to upload my own images to the Cricut software. Once the images are uploaded, you can make it as big or small as you need to based on the size of your pumpkin.
How not to waste your Duck Tape Sheets:
Click the complete image, and then hit the “contours” button in the layers screen. You can separate each of the pieces so that you can print them as close together as possible. The purple shapes with the turquoise lines around it will be hidden, allowing you to freely move the one large eye around.
Once your images are all set, just press the green “C” and this pops up. Here’s what you need to do now:
1. Change the “Select a material” to Duck Tape in the pull down menu
2. Change the dial on your machine to “Custom”
3. Put your sheet of Duck Tape on the sticky Cricut mat.
And then your machine magically cuts a perfect pumpkin face! I kind of love it, y’all! Once the Duck Tape it cut, simple stick the faces onto your pumpkin. Easiest pumpkin face ever!
Look how fun these guys are on my front porch! And since it’s just tape, I think I’m going to make another set of faces for the back of the pumpkins that way I have 4 pumpkin face options. Fun, right?
More no carve pumpkin ideas:
- Thumb tacks ghosts pumpkins
- Sharpie marker spider web pumpkins
- Finding Nemo pumpkin
- 10+ thumbtack pumpkin decorating ideas
These no carve pumpkins can be used a bazillion different ways. Indoor or outdoor decorations or even table centerpieces. My favorite? Host a no carve pumpkin decorating contest and let everyone make their own duck tape pumpkins. It’s a BYOP kind of party, P= pumpkin! For more Halloween party ideas check out these 34 fun Halloween party food ideas.
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Are you planning on throwing a Halloween party this year? Any good tips? Are you a good pumpkin carver or would you rather do the no carve thing too? I’d love to hear…