SeaWorld Fish Pumpkin Craft
I wrote a couple of weeks ago about how my family recently traveled to Orlando for a vacation. We hit up as many theme parks as we could including SeaWorld Orlando.
I had never been to SeaWorld and to be honest I didn’t really know much about it. I thought all they had to see were the Orca whales. Boy, was I wrong!
If you combine a world class aquarium and theme park you get SeaWorld. The roller coasters were some of the best of all the theme parks we visited. I’m not really a fan of scary roller coasters but my husband is and he thought that SeaWorld had the best ones.
I loved seeing all the animals like the sea turtles and manatees. There was a whole shark tank area with tunnels that you could walk through with the sharks and sting rays swimming all around you as you make your way through a big glass tunnel.
Our favorite exhibit was the antarctic section. You go on a fun penguin-themed kid’s ride and when you get off it takes you right into a penguin habitat with real penguins that you can get up close and view. The cold area was also really refreshing after being outside in the hot sun all day.
Since we visited SeaWorld in October, they had all their Halloween decorations on display. One of my favorite decorations was the fish pumpkins.
Here is a cool video showing how they make their pumpkins:
I love these cute fish pumpkins so much that I decided to make my own with mini foam gourds and polymer sculpting clay.
Supplies for Pumpkin Fish
- Small foam pumpkins and gourds
- Fimo clay in white and other colors of your choice
- Acrylic craft paint
- Black permanent marker
- Super glue
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Directions for SeaWorld Pumpkin Fish
- Take your modeling clay and sculpt it into the shape of fins. Curve them slightly so that they can be glued to the sides of the pumpkins after they are baked
- Make eye balls and lips out of the clay
- Bake the fins, eyes and lips on a baking sheet at 210 degrees for 10 minutes for every 1/4 inch of thickness of the clay (or according to the directions on the packaging)
- Let the clay pieces cool completely
- Glue them to the pumpkin using super glue
- Add some accents to the fins using acrylic paint
- Paint the eye balls and add a pupil with black permanent marker
- Place your fish pumpkins on display
My SeaWorld inspired fish pumpkins were a blast to make and my daughter thinks they are super cute too.
What do you think? Will you make these pumpkin fish for Halloween?