Monday, October 6, 2008

1 Hour : Make It : Painted Pumpkin

Last year our garden pumpkin was gargantuan (they don’t label them “prize winning” for nothing). It was so large that I knew there was no way I was going to carve it so instead I painted a fall message on it. The result was exactly what I wanted for my front porch and the best part was it lasted all the way through Thanksgiving.

The process is simple:

  1. Have your kids help you choose a design or saying and print it off your computer.

  2. Tape the paper to the pumpkin and trace over it with a pen or pencil – this is a great step for grade school age.

  3. Use a paint pen (from any craft store) in your desired color and paint over your traced design.

  4. Use any all-purpose sealer and sponge brush to seal in your handy work so the weather can’t wash it away.

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