Our Baby Yoda pumpkin needed a guardian, so the boys and I came up with a simple Mandalorian pumpkin idea. It’s the perfect Star Wars craft for this Halloween.
DIY Mandalorian Pumpkin
This is another super easy no carve pumpkin idea. It doesn’t even take amazing painting skills either. Basically it’s just grey paint with a few key details. In fact I was only going to turn one pumpkin into Mando’s helmet but Quinn insisted that he had to be taller than our Baby Yoda pumpkin, so we added a second pumpkin and a little more detail. It turned out great!
Easy Mandalorian Pumpkin Tutorial
I love the small craft pumpkins you can buy at Dollar Tree but my other favorite pumpkin option is the old school plastic candy buckets. Many stores only sell plain buckets now, but sometimes you can find the pumpkin shaped ones at discount stores. Yard sales and thrift stores are also a great place to find old pumpkin shaped buckets.
The Mandalorian pumpkin needed to be larger than the Baby Yoda pumpkin, so instead of 2 small craft pumpkins, I used two candy bucket pumpkins for Mando. By the way, placing the smaller craft pumpkin on top of the larger pumpkin bucket also works great for certain pumpkin styles like the BB-9E pumpkin and Incredibles pumpkin.
Mandalorian Pumpkin Supplies
Beyond two pumpkin candy buckets, you also need grey paint, brown craft foam, black and silver duct tape, the Mandalorian helmet template and a glue gun. You could actually paint the helmet design if you want to skip using black duct tape but I didn’t want to worry about messing it up. Plus duct tape is one of my favorite craft supplies. 🙂
Mandalorian Pumpkin Bandolier
The one key detail I wanted to add to Mando besides his helmet was his bandolier. I really wanted to keep this pumpkin craft simple and I had to remind myself of that when I was planning the pumpkin details. You could add additional armor or leather details but my crafts tend to do better when I do less instead of more.
My bandolier is simply brown craft foam and silver duct tape, glued to the front of the bottom pumpkin. It’s simple but effective and easy for most people to create. Don’t forget my trick when cutting duct tape. Check out detailed instructions to make the Mandalorian Pumpkin below.
- 2 Pumpkin candy buckets
- Grey paint
- Black duct tape
- Parchment paper
- Silver duct tape
- Brown craft foam
- Glue gun
- Mandalorian Template
- Paint both pumpkin buckets grey. It may take several coats of paint for coverage.
- Print out the Mandalorian helmet template. Trace the image on parchment paper. Cover the back of the parchment paper with strips of black duct tape, ensuring the entire image is covered. Flip it back over and cut out the design.
- Attach the helmet design to one of the painted pumpkins.
- Cut a strip of brown craft foam to use for the bandolier. I cut my rectangular craft foam in half lengthwise to create a longer strip. Use duct tape on the back to attach the the strips together.
- Add thin strips of silver duct tape to the bandolier for additional detail.
- Use a hot glue gun to attach the bandolier to the second pumpkin. Then glue the top pumpkin to the bottom pumpkin.
The Mandalorian Season 2
Can’t wait to see more of the Mandalorian in action? You are in luck, The Mandalorian, season 2 arrives on Disney+ starting October 30th. If you haven’t watched it yet, then be sure to binge season 1 before season 2 starts!