Painted Pumpkins are super fun to make and a great Autumn craft for children to do whatever their age from tiny tots to teens. Traditional pumpkin carving is so tricky and dangerous for little hands, but this is something everyone can have fun with.
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 a 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 and so much fun.
Painted Pumpkins – A Pumpkin Carving Alternative
Our Painted Pumpkins will look fabulous at Halloween and will go so well with our other homemade halloween decorations and treats.
Supplies For Pumpkin Painting
- 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
- 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!
- Lightly Brush on the glue where ever you want to put your decorations.
- Apply your decorations and allow to dry.
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! 😉
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