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Creeper Shadowbox Pumpkin

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Want to get your kids excited for some Fall crafting? I did so I pitched this idea to the boys and they were excited to work on it!

DIY Minecraft Creeper shadowbox pumpkin - see the easy how to at allfortheboys.com

You’ll need a craft pumpkin (a black one would work well but we had lots of these white ones), paint, paper, toothpicks and tape.

DIY Minecraft Creeper shadowbox pumpkin - see the easy how to at allfortheboys.com

Trace a square onto the pumpkin so you’ll know just where to cut.

DIY Minecraft Creeper shadowbox pumpkin - see the easy how to at allfortheboys.com

Cut out with a craft knife.

DIY Minecraft Creeper shadowbox pumpkin - see the easy how to at allfortheboys.com DIY Minecraft Creeper shadowbox pumpkin - see the easy how to at allfortheboys.com

Apply a couple coats of lime green acrylic paint to the inside (this gets a bit messy, but is fun).

DIY Minecraft Creeper shadowbox pumpkin - see the easy how to at allfortheboys.com

While it’s drying trace the creeper face onto thick cardstock. We used a ruler and make each “pixel” 1/2 inch so the face would fit inside this pumpkin.

DIY Minecraft Creeper shadowbox pumpkin - see the easy how to at allfortheboys.com

Cut out the face leaving enough paper to hold the eyes onto the nose/mouth. Attach 2 toothpicks with some tape. We colored the bottom of the toothpicks with a  Sharpie just to get it to blend in a bit.

DIY Minecraft Creeper shadowbox pumpkin - see the easy how to at allfortheboys.com

Once the paint is completely dry you can stick the face into the bottom of the pumpkin.

DIY Minecraft Creeper shadowbox pumpkin - see the easy how to at allfortheboys.com

We loved that you could turn the pumpkin around if you wanted and no one would know.

DIY Minecraft Creeper shadowbox pumpkin - see the easy how to at allfortheboys.com

Then at night, you could add a battery operated candle and turn it around!

DIY Minecraft Creeper shadowbox pumpkin - see the easy how to at allfortheboys.com

We’re thinking maybe making a Minecraft scene in another pumpkin. What would you put in it?!

DIY Minecraft Creeper shadowbox pumpkin - see the easy how to at allfortheboys.com

Please share your creations if you were inspired by this project. We’d love to see it!

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Allison Waken is a wife, mom of boys and Phoenix, AZ native. She has been creating inspiring content for All for the Boys since 2011. Allison loves travel, movies and spending as much time as possible with her family while she can!

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