Making a themed pumpkin is a fun and easy activity. It's a great way to give children something to do, and it can give them a pretty big opportunity to express their creativity in a rather simple way.
For our Halloween assignment at school, a group of two friends and I made a Michael Myers themed pumpkin.
Step 1: Step 1: Get a Pumpkin.
Firstly, you have to get a pumpkin. You can't do anything without it, of course. A pumpkin that is around the size of a human head is works great.
Step 2: Step 2: Paint the Pumpkin White.
Okay, now that you have the pumpkin, it's time to paint it. One of Myers' defining features is the white rubber mask that he wears. We painted this pumpkin with white spray paint. Other paints will work, but spray paint seems to work the best.
Step 3: Step 3: Draw on the Eyes and Mouth.
You've got the paint, but it's not Michael Myers without the eyes! Draw on the eyes and the mouth with a Sharpie. For the mouth, it's best to just do a somewhat fine, straight line. For the eyes, it's better to make them sort of look like Walnuts. That's the best way to shape them in a way that both looks good on the pumpkin and stays true to the classic Michael Myers style.
Step 4: Step 4: Put on the Hair.
Okay, now it's time for the final touches: putting on the hair. As you can probably tell, Michael Myers' mask has brown hair on it. You can use a wig, or whatever, but we chose to use brown torn paper. So what we did was take the paper shreds, put them around the stem, and glued them on. After we were done, it kind of looked like hair.