Where are my Star Wars and Disney fans? I’ve seen some adorable pumpkin ideas out there and I couldn’t help but brainstorm a fun BB-8 pumpkin idea. He is my favorite Star Wars droid! Plus BB-8’s round shape was just screaming to be made into a fun Halloween Jack-O-Lantern. When I found a couple of white pumpkins at the Marana Pumpkin Patch, I knew I could pull off an easy BB-8 pumpkin similar to Elliot’s BB-8 costume.
DIY BB-8 Pumpkin Supplies:
- 1 medium white pumpkin
- 1 small white pumpkin
- orange, black, and silver duct tape
- parchment paper
- glue gun
- BB-8 decal templates
Print a few pictures of BB-8’s designs to use as templates for the decals. Cutting designs out of duct tape is really easy if you use the parchment paper trick. Trace the designs onto parchment paper and then cover the other side with duct tape. Turn it back over and cut out your design. The duct tape will easily peel away from the parchment paper, ready to be applied to your pumpkin.
Using pictures of the real BB-8 online, apply black, silver and orange duct tape to match his design. I attached BB-8’s head (made from the small pumpkin) to his body. Done!