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Kid's Pumpkin Painting Ideas
Are You a Pumpkin Painter or Carver?
We like to paint our Halloween pumpkins at our house. It's so much easier than carving, especially when you have young children involved. When we used to carve the pumpkins, my son only got to watch. Now that we paint them, he gets to be in on the action. He designs and paints his own pumpkin masterpiece.
Painting pumpkins can be a great way to create decorations for a Halloween party, or a great kids activity at a children's Halloween party.
This Cat In The Hat painted pumpkin idea uses a pumpkin for the head, and a gourd for the hat. Very cool idea I think!
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Make Your Favorite Character As A Painted Pumpkin
A few fun tips to make your painted pumpkin stand out from the crowd:
*You don't have to stick with faces, you can make your favorite animal or cartoon character as a pumpkin.
*Add a second pumpkin for the body.
* Add fun extras like wiggly eyes, a hat, an old tie, a wig, whatever you want to add some extra personality.
* A clear top coat of acrylic paint will give your pumpkin a shiny finish.
I love this penguin pumpkin, don't you? Just use a little imagination and you can create anything with a couple pumpkins and a little paint.
While We're Talking Winter...
Check out this Snowman Painted Pumpkin idea. It's amazing what you can do with some white paint, and crafting materials to bring your painted pumpkins alive! Frosty anyone?
Paint or Carve?
I love these painted pumpkin spiders. Add a web and you have quite the display!
Do you prefer painting or carving your pumpkins?
Or What About A Painted Pumpkin Owl?
Like this one! I love the use of the gourds for its eyes!
Here's another Owl Painted Pumpkin
These would look really cool together. This owl pumpkin uses feathers, and scrapbooking materials to make it's face, with a little brown paint for the pumpkin.
More Acrylic Paint Choices For Your Pumpkin Painting
Give your painted pumpkin some fun extras, add a hat and some funky sunglasses for that extra something that makes it stand out.
If your little girl loves princesses, why not paint a princess pumpkin? Add a wig, and a tiara to finish the look.
Or Maybe You're In The Mood For a Poodle Pumpkin?
I think this one would be really cool painted pink! It has a gourd for its head, and a pumpkin body, with strategically placed cotton balls for fur, and a dowel rod for a tail. Super cool!