Interior stylist and author Sania Pell shows us how to recreate the pumpkin shadow puppets used in our Autumn/Winter 2013 campaign.
This friendly pumpkin mask is the perfect Halloween accessory that can be used again year after year. It is easy to make and can be used as a costume mask, shadow puppet or simply as a decoration for a Halloween party. They are especially good for children who don’t enjoy having their face painted.
Print out the template at A4 size and trace the shape of the pumpkin onto the back of the card in pencil.
Using a sharp scalpel or craft knife, cut out the shape of the pumpkin, the eyes, nose and mouth.
Paint both sides of the card and leave to dry. I painted them dark grey as shadow puppets for the shoot, but you could paint them orange. It may require 2-3 coats each side.
Attach dowling rod to the back of the pumpkin with gaffer tape or wide masking tape as a handle. Ensure the rod is long enough to hold comfortably with the mask in front of your face.
Have fun at your Halloween party!
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What you need
A4 size card about 1mm thick (around 400gsm) – it needs to be stiff, but if the card is too thick it can be difficult to cut through.
Cutting mat or board
Scalpel or craft knife