DIY Caramel Apple Decorated Pumpkins

Last week we painted some pumpkins for a shoot, and we noticed that the green pumkins looked exactly like green apples! Sooo we have our first pumpkin project this year and we’re turning mini pumpkins into caramel apples, complete with your favorite toppings!!! These are super easy to make, and would be a fun project to make with kiddos. You could even let them pick or mix and match toppings for each pumpkin! We have another pumpkin project at the end of this week too, so I hope you all are having just as much fun with our Halloween content as we are having making it! 🙂


Small pumpkins
Light green spray paint or acrylic paint
Wooden sticks (here)
Brown craft paint
Small paintbrush
Craft glue or hot glue gun
Sprinkles or raw peanuts
Clay to make fake chocolate chips or fake sprinkles if you choose

1. Make sure your pumpkins are clean of any dust or dirt. In a well-ventilated area, spray paint the pumpkins light green or use acrylic paint and a paintbrush to paint them green. Allow to dry completely.

2. Using brown craft paint, paint 3/4 of the pumpkin to resemble caramel. We used 2 coats to keep the paint free of streaks.

3. Once the brown paint has dried, paint a thick layer of craft glue around the bottom half of the pumpkin. Sprinkle rainbow sprinkles or chopped peanuts over the glue and press down on the toppings to make sure they stay in place.

4. We used real chocolate chips, but if you want to make fake chocolate chips, cut off small pieces of brown clay and shape them into a raindrop shape before baking.

5. Allow all of the glue to dry completely before transporting your pumpkin for decoration!


What is your favorite caramel/candy apple topping?? I’m a huge fan of anything involving rainbow sprinkles, so I’d have to say bring on the sprinkles! And if you’re now craving real candy apples like I am, we have some fun ideas for alternative apple toppings over here!

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