Making a Dragon Pumpkin Decoration

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Decorate a plastic pumpkin to create this fun dragon pumpkin. Let the kids help make this fun mythical monster for Halloween.


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I was able to create this fun dragon pumpkin using a green plastic pumpkin I bought last year for 90% off after Halloween sale.

This project cost me only .30 cents (pumpkin) plus materials I already had at home - cardstock paper, glue, googly eyes, beads, and tape. You can make fun animals/reptiles using a pumpkin as well!

Total Time: 30 minutes


  • pumpkin
  • cardstock
  • scissors
  • tape/glue
  • 2 beads
  • 2 googly eyes
  • 2 pom poms (green)
  • Sharpie pen


  1. Fold the green cardstock paper. Cut on the folded edge and freehand cut a dragon wing.
  2. Using the same piece of green cardstock, cut a dragon tail then cut out small triangles as pictured.
  3. Cut a rectangular piece of cardstock (same color). On one side cut triangles as pictured.
  4. Using yellow, orange, and red paper - freehand and cut out flames.
  5. Using green pom poms, apply glue and attach googly eyes. Repeat for both eyes.
  6. Glue eyes onto rolled dragon's face.
  7. Glue on green beads to serve as the dragon's nose.
  8. Glue flames inside opening (dragon's mouth).
  9. Tape or glue dragon's tail on the back of the pumpkin.
  10. Tape dragon wings onto pumpkin.
  11. Cut a piece of green cardstock as pictured, to create body of the dragon. Use a Sharpie and draw stripes. Tape onto pumpkin.
  12. Hot glue the head of your dragon into place. Now your dragon is ready to display!
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October 17, 20190 found this helpful

I love it!

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October 18, 20190 found this helpful

Thanks! We're in a dragon spirit this year :)

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October 25, 20190 found this helpful

I love it, clearly you are having a dragon themed Halloween this year.

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