Halloween painted pumpkins

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  • Painted pumpkins for Halloween avoid all the mess of carving pumpkins, just leaving the fun part instead.

    Decorate a painted pumpkin with anything from paint to glitter to ensure that you’ll have the most glamorous pumpkins this Halloween. Our Halloween crafts for kids are the perfect way to spend some quality family time together.

    This craft gives you and your little ones the opportunity to get really creative. You can use any number of coloured paints and glitter to create your masterpiece. Try experimenting with the masking tape to discover new patterns and designs or even try to paint your child’s favourite spooky Halloween character onto the pumpkin.

    Another top tip would be to buy a variety of sizes of pumpkins so that you can build a dynamic display of your snazzy decorations.

    This simple method is easy to follow and allows the whole family to get involved with decorating the house for Halloween. Best of all you get to miss out on the messy job of scooping out the pumpkin flesh and trying to figure out what to do with it!

    You will need…

    • Pumpkins
    • Acrylic paints
    • Paint brush
    • Glitter
    • Masking Tape
    • Pencil

    How to make your painted pumpkins

    • Paint the pumpkins in different patterns with bright acrylic paints. While the paint is still wet, sprinkle some glitter on top.
    • For a stripy pumpkin, stick strips of masking tape onto the side of the pumpkin, then paint the un-taped sections in black. Allow to dry, then remove the tape. Add fine brush strokes of blue and pink paint on the painted sections, and paint the stalk.
    • For a spotty pumpkin, first paint 3/4 of the pumpkin with 2 coats of white paint and leave to dry. Then take a pencil and dab the end in some pink paint, and stamp onto the white to create a spotty pattern.

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