Painted Pumpkins – A Pumpkin Carving Alternative

We’ve had great fun decorating the house for Halloween. We’ve made Frankenstein’s Monsters, spooky ghosts, GIANT Spiders, cute little spiders in their webs and wax-resist pumpkins.

Quite a hoard!

But the fun couldn’t stop there…on my way to and from work I’ve been passing a farm selling pumpkins of all shapes and sizes and well…I’m like a kiddy in a sweetie shop, and I just can’t resist. I think they’re so lovely, and I really do adore being able to bring the outside in!

So with another hoard of pumpkins the children and I set to creating with paint, glitter,sequins and glue and the end results are just lovely. So colourful, so much fun.

Pumpkin painting is a great craft for children to do whatever their age. Traditional pumpkin carving is so tricky and dangerous for little hands, but this is something everyone can have fun with.Have fun Pumpkin Painting this Halloween. The perfect safe and easy alternative to pumpkin carving for children.

 How To Paint Pumpkins – A Pumpkin Carving Alternative

Supplies For Pumpkin Painting

  • Pumpkins
  • Poster paint or acrylic paint
  • White glue (PVA, Elmers)
  • A selection of decorations e.g., glitter, sequins, buttons etc.

How To Paint Pumpkins – A Pumpkin Carving Alternative

  1. Paint your pumpkin in your chosen colour/colours and allow to dry. My son chose every colour possible and I think the end result is just beautiful! Have fun Pumpkin Painting this Halloween. The perfect safe and easy alternative to pumpkin carving for children.
  2. Lightly Brush on the glue where ever you want to put your decorations.
  3. Apply your decorations and allow to dry.Have fun Pumpkin Painting this Halloween. The perfect safe and easy alternative to pumpkin carving for children.

I’m sure you’ll agree the end results are just so lovely.

I love that pumpkin painting is a great activity for the whole family to do together and a great opportunity to go wild with the glitter. You can never have too much glitter! 😉

Have fun Pumpkin Painting this Halloween. The perfect safe and easy alternative to pumpkin carving for children.

Have fun Pumpkin Painting this Halloween. The perfect safe and easy alternative to pumpkin carving for children.

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