How to draw Squashy, the pet pumpkin

Published on: 22 October 2018

Children's author Laura Ellen Anderson, creator of the adored Amelia Fang series, talks us through how to draw Amelia's pumpkin friend, step by spooky step.

Here's a fun Halloween activity for you and your child to try. 

Amelia Fang is the brilliant creation of Witch Wars illustrator Laura Ellen Anderson (published by Egmont). She's been described as 'a modern Wednesday Addams – but much more lovable'. She's a young vampire who solves mysteries and gets out of some very sticky situations.

Read our review of Amelia Fang and the Barbaric Ball

A big part of what makes this gorgeously gothic, wickedly funny book series so great is SQUASHY. 

Squashy is Amelia's pet pumpkin, who hangs out with her friends Florence the yeti and Grimaldi the reaper in the world of Nocturnia. Seriously – look at that cute orange face. 

If you want to have a go at drawing Squashy, just click on the image below to view or print the full-size instructions. Gourd luck!

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