Friday, October 28, 2011

Get Crafty: Carve a Cinderella Pumpkin Coach

Last year, knowing how much I love crafts, my mother-in-law bought me a copy of the Penny Whistle Halloween book. It's filled with all sorts of cute and quaint kid-friendly ideas for costumes, recipes, crafts, and pumpkin carving. When I saw the "carve Cinderella's coach", I knew I had to do it.

H had just started to get into these little plastic Disney Princess that can usually be found at the checkout aisle at Target. They have plastic (and seemingly indestructible) dresses that can be torn off and pulled back on by little toddler fingers. I knew our little Cinderella one would be perfect for this project. Since this was such a big hit with H last year I decided it should be a yearly tradition - and this year was even more fun because she was able to be more involved in the creation.

You'll need:
  • a small to medium sized pumpkin
  • a knife for carving
  • ribbon
  • silk flowers
  • a hot glue gun
  • optional: glitter glue, green paint, 2 plastic horses, a Cinderella doll, 4 mini pumpkins, battery tea light
Step 1:
Cut out the top of the pumpkin around the stem and remove the seeds

Optional Step 2:
I had found a bottle of orange glitter glue in the dollar section of Target and thought it might add a little magic to our pumpkin, so I had H paint it all over the pumpkin. While she was working on that I painted the stem green to make it pop a little more 

Step 3:
Cut out a half circle window on one side of the pumpkin

Step 4:
Add ribbons and flowers with the hot glue – you can be as creative as you want to be with this!

Step 5:
The book suggests that you cut out some wheels from paper and glue them on. I think that mini pumpkins are much cuter!

I used a piece of cardboard from a moving box and some contact paper to put the pumpkin onto and the glued the mini pumpkin “wheels” around it to keep them in place. I hitched a couple of Hannah’s plastic horses with some ribbon and tucked the princess and a battery-operated tea light into the pumpkin and she was ready to go!

Happy Halloween!


  1. This is amazing!!! Wish I hadn't carved my pumpkin before reading I know what to do with all those little pumpkins my daughter kept making me buy :)

  2. That's awesome! I'm definitely going to have to bookmark this for next year! Love it love it love it!

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