How to Create Your Own Finding Nemo Pumpkin
Hi! I'm Michelle. I love everything pumpkin...except carving them. I've done that exactly once and I was bad at it. Very bad. So this year I'm trying something new! Painting pumpkins!
After successfully painting my first character pumpkin, a Minion, I decided to try another recognizable title character! This time, I put together Nemo from Finding Nemo and Finding Dory! Here's how to make your own!
- 1 Pumpkin
- Acrylic paint in red, blue, yellow, black and white
- Two sheets of white card stock paper
- Sharpie Marker
- Hot glue gun
Mix together yellow and red to make an orange color. Yes, I know your pumpkin is already orange but you want to paint it to give it one uniform color and paint over any bumps or bruises in your pumpkin. I used three coats to get this color.
Paint both sides of each piece of card stock. The card stock will be used to make Nemo's fins and tail. You want it to be the same color as his body!
I used a Sharpie to color in the black details to make Nemo's fins look like clown fish fins. Don't forget to make one fin smaller than the others and put a notch in it! This is Nemo's "lucky fin."
Clown fish have wavy white lines on their body. I painted two curvy lines on my pumpkin and gave Nemo two large white eyes.
Once the white stripes were dry, I finished the clown fish pattern by outlining the white stripes with black paint. I also mixed together yellow, red and blue paint to make a brown for the iris's of Nemo's eyes.
On the second piece of paper, draw Nemo's tail. I also painted some white lines on the tail and outlined them in sharpie once they dried. It's important to leave a long straight part on his tail because you'll bend it lay flat against the pumpkin when you glue it on!
Paint on Nemo's smile with black paint. Once it dries give him some white teeth. I also added a reflection to his eyes with a dot of white paint on the iris of each eye. Finish his eyes with a big black pupil!
Fold back the straight part of Nemo's fins and tail. Smear them with hot glue and lay those straight sections against the pumpkin.