Painting Pumpkins

I’m very committed to carving pumpkins each year for Halloween. So much so, that I helped start our annual pumpkin-carving party tradition years ago. However, this year I was struggling getting the motivation to dive in, fish out all those seeds and hack away at a pumpkin. Plus, the first pumpkins I prepared were for my niece and nephew, and I wanted to find a technique that was kid-friendly so Chloe could help. As a result, this year I was all about painting pumpkins. It’s so much easier! And cleaner! And you still get awesome results (with less concern around when the pumpkin will rot).

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Pumpkins I designed and painted for my nephew Nolan and niece Chloe!

I was really happy with how my first two painted pumpkins turned out, so for our annual pumpkin-carving party, I decided to stick with that technique. I used acrylic paints, and they worked great – they dried quickly and were thick enough to stick to the pumpkin.


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