The ghouls and goblins will be taking over with Halloween fast approaching! Have you started decorating yet? Why not kick it up a notch this year with some unique pumpkin decorating ideas. This week I am featuring the Painted Pumpkin – a fun kid friendly Halloween craft that will add a little colour to you Halloween decorations. Did I mention no pumpkin guts? My oldest still hates touching the inside of a pumpkin, so this no carve Halloween decorating idea is perfect to get him involved in.
Easy Pumpkin Decorating Idea – Painted Pumpkins
- Pumpkins to be painted
- Black and white indoor/outdoor spray paint
- Black, White and Orange Acrylic Paint
- Cover the stems of the pumpkins to protect them while painting. I used paper towel secured with tape on one and a toilet paper roll for the other.
- Place newsprint down to protect the surface you are going to be painting on
- Follow the directions on the spray paint can and paint the pumpkins with either the black or white spray paint. Allow to dry overnight
- Place acrylic paint in small dishes and mix in a bit of water so that the paint becomes runny enough that it will drip. Add a little at time and test it out as you go. You don’t want to make it too runny so that it won’t stick to the pumpkin at all.
- Using paint brushes have fun dripping the paint on the pumpkin. If the drips need a little helping hand tilt the pumpkin around to help the drips fall along the sides of the pumpkin. You can also splatter the paint on the pumpkin for even more decorative designs.
- Allow to dry for several hours before handling.
While pumpkin carving can be fun, once you have carved your pumpkin its self life is limited. With painted pumpkins you can decorate these ahead of time and they will keep for a few weeks without any issue. Painted pumpkins are a great decorating idea if you are having a Halloween Party the week before Halloween. Make them for the party, and they will still look great when Halloween rolls around.
Have fun being creative with your children to create unique pumpkins. Use them to decorate outdoors, or as a center piece for a table these painted pumpkins are perfect!
No Carve Pumpkin Decorating
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20 thoughts on “Pumpkin Decorating Ideas – Painted Pumpkins”
Those are stunning! Love that idea!
OMG those pumpkins look AMAZING!!!! I’m going to feature this in an upcoming post if you’re ok with that.
These are great! My daughter’s school is having a pumpkin decorating contest–great idea!
How fun! We actually did markers on our pumpkins this year. HA HA.
Love this idea especially for my little ones that always get upset when they can’t carve their pumpkins!
Love these ideas! So much easier than carving and just as beautiful!
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Wow, so simple but so effective.
Thank you for sharing!
I’m going to try this!!! Thanks for sharing
Oh how fun. I like painting the pumpkins as being allergic to the pumpkin pulp, I get rashy if I carve!
I love the idea of painting pumpkin, great way to be creative!
I love these ideas! Painting pumpkins reduces the mess significantly compared to carving them.
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These look fantastic. What a great idea. I’ve always been a fan of painting our pumpkins. Much “cleaner” and more options!
These are absolutely wonderful, I just can’t carve a pumpkin into anything recognisable but I could (I think) manage this 🙂
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