Thursday, October 16, 2014

Olaf Pumpkin

Olaf made from craft pumpkins for Halloween

This year with the Frozen craze, I knew I wanted to add Olaf to the pumpkin gang.  At first I was just going to make his head, but he just did not look finished that way.  I added a couple more pumpkins and he looked like a snowman.  

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I painted three dollar store pumpkins white. Olaf does have a head and might look good with a taller pumpkin on top, but I did not find one that looked right at the craft store.   I left the stem on one pumpkin, and removed it from the other two pumpkins. The stem is removed so that the pumpkins stack properly. 

I stacked the pumpkins, and hot glued them together.  You will need to use a generous amount of glue or they may come apart. (I found out the hard way) 

I used Model Magic to make the nose.  It like that is is easy to sculpt and is still very light when it dries.  You can use either orange Model Magic if you can find it.  If you can't, you can do what I did.  I just made the nose in white and then painted it orange.  

I used hot glue to add his nose, and his eyes.  I added a circle of blue cardstock behind his eyes, because in all of his pictures there is some  blue.  

Craft Pumpkin Olaf

I was not sure what to use for his mouth. I ended up using black cardstock because it was easy to change.  You could also use black craft foam or paint if you prefer.  I used brown pipe cleaners for his twig hair and eyebrows.  I thought I had dark brown in my stash.  I could not find it though so I used regular brown.  I might pick up some up the next time I go to the craft store, and make them a bit darker.  

How to make an Olaf Pumpkin

I also added a his twig arms. They were very easy to attach with no glue needed.  Just make a toothpick size hole where you want to add the pipe cleaner, and it will go right in.   
Olaf loved his photo shoot with the pumpkins on our porch, he could not stop smiling. 

Update-  The pumpkins I used to make Olaf are now available online at  They come in both orange and white and available in smaller quanities. 


  1. Oh, your Olaf pumpkin is so cute! Very creative! Just pinned!

  2. He turned out super cute, Pam! I even like him with just the head--it's obviously Olaf. :)

  3. Oh my goodness Pam! That is so cute! My daughter would LOVE this.

  4. He's adorable! My 4 year would love this!

  5. I really don't like "Frozen" at all, but THIS Olaf pumpkin is AWESOME!!! Super cute!
    Thanks for sharing :)

  6. Such a cute idea...I love Olaf! The little ones will love this...very creative...thanks for sharing!

  7. This has to be the cutest pumpkin I have ever seen!!! Love!!

  8. This is so fun! What a great decoration for Halloween or a Frozen party.

  9. Your Olaf pumpkin turned out fantastic! I'm probably the only one on my block whose kids are not into Frozen BUT if they were I know I would be trying this one out! Great job!!


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