Make a BB-8 Pumpkin This Halloween

Looking for a fun, creative pumpkin design this Halloween season? Consider trying this BB-8 design from Star Wars. Transform two pumpkins into the lovable BB-8. Follow these directions from Star Wars to create your very own.


What You Need

  • BB-8-template
  • Small white pumpkin
  • Large white pumpkin
  • Black spray paint
  • Plastic Easter egg
  • Black enamel dot sticker or black faux pearl sticker
  • Orange and silver acrylic paint
  • Scissors
  • Pumpkin carving knife
  • Pushpin
  • Tape
  • Pencil
  • Battery-powered candle
Credit: Star Wars

Begin by spray painting the bottom half of the plastic Easter egg black. Let dry completely.

Next, take the small pumpkin, and paint a thick silver circle around the stem. Let dry completely.

Hot glue the egg bottom to the front of the small pumpkin as BB-8’s eye. Stick the faux pearl sticker just below it to the right. (If you don’t have either of these items, you can simply paint the two circles.)

Paint the two orange stripe designs around the small pumpkin, using the Databank imagery for reference.

Credit: Star Wars

Set aside the small pumpkin for all paint to dry completely.

Next, carve out the large white pumpkin as you would normally for a jack-o’-lantern, cutting as small an opening at the top as possible so that you can still scoop out the seeds.


Cut out the BB-8 template above, cutting around the orange circle on the outside edge.

Credit: Star Wars

Tape the template to the pumpkin. Use a pushpin to poke holes along the grey edge of the design where it touches the orange.

Trace the outside orange circle with a pencil.

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Remove the template. Carve the design you just outlined with the pushpin. (Do not carve the circle around it you traced with the pencil.)

Repeat until you have several carved circle designs around BB-8’s body.

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Use the orange acrylic paint to fill in the circle designs you traced. Let dry.

Place the battery-powered candle in the body, and then gently stack the head on top. You can discard the “lid” you carved so that the small pumpkin sits flat and snugly, if necessary.

Bring BB-8 to your Halloween decorations this year.

Source: Star Wars

About Jennifer Retzlaff

My name is Jennifer Retzlaff and I became a lifelong Disney fan during my first trip to Walt Disney World in 6th grade. From that moment, Disney became a big part of my life. I live in Iowa with my husband and two kids who are growing up too quickly for my liking. I started introducing my love for Disney early to my family with a Disney honeymoon and then trips when our youngest of 18 months. Since then, our family has been to Walt Disney World over five times and we continue to plan and dream for the next trip. I love the magic that Disney brings to people through the theme parks, cruises, adventures and movies they create. As a teacher, I try to bring that magic into my classroom to help kids believe that “If You Can Dream It, You Can Do It.” I recently reached a dream of mine as I joined Magic Vacation Planner as a personal travel advisor. With this team, I can now help others plan magical vacations. As a passionate writer, I also have my own blog at magicalvacationsbyjen which is also where you can follow me on instagram for trip reviews along with tips and tricks for your next magical vacation.