Polymer Clay Pumpkin Tutorial

Polymer Clay Pumpkin Tutorial

I’m back today sharing this Polymer Clay Pumpkin Tutorial with you! This is such a cute little pumpkin to make for the fall season. It’s great for fairy houses, and can even be turned into jewelry if you add an eye pin before baking! Here’s what you’ll need!

You might also like this baby Yoda polymer clay tutorial.

Polymer Clay Pumpkin Tutorial


  • Orange, green, and brown polymer clay.
  • Needle tool.
  • Porcelain clay or other work surface.
  • Oven.
  • Small, stiff detail paintbrush. Cheap kids ones work best.

Roll the orange clay into a ball. I chose to make a pumpkin about the diameter of a quarter. Use the palm of your hand to flatten down the ball slightly like shown. Take your needle tool and press it into the center of the ball, and roll it around the side of the ball.

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It should look like this. Then, start from the bottom and do the same thing, meeting in the middle on the side of the ball. Repeat this all the way around the ball, making different sections of the pumpkin.

Now take your needle tool and make little indents on the top and bottom in between the sections. Take the end of your paintbrush and press it into the top of the pumpkin to create an indent for your stem.

Now take the bristles of your paintbrush and jab it into your pumpkin all over to add texture to the pumpkin. Next, take a small ball of brown clay and roll it into a tapered log.

Grab your needle tool, and make ridges down the length of the log all the way around. Use the tip of your needle tool to texture the fat end of the log so it looks like the end of a pumpkin stem. Then press the stem gently into the pumpkin, letting it bend under your finger to create a natural curve.

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Now take a small ball of green clay, flatten it out, and pinch the ends to create a leaf shape. Then use your needle tool to texture the leaf.

Press the leaf onto the pumpkin at the base of the stem, and you’re all done! I hope you enjoyed this Polymer Clay Pumpkin Tutorial!

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