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Kid's Pumpkin Painting Ideas

Updated on September 17, 2015

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!

All images my own

penguin pumpkin
penguin pumpkin

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...

painted snowman pumpkin
painted snowman pumpkin

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?

painted pumpkin spider
painted pumpkin spider

I love these painted pumpkin spiders. Add a web and you have quite the display!

Do you prefer painting or carving your pumpkins?

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Or What About A Painted Pumpkin Owl?

owl painted pumpkin
owl painted pumpkin

Like this one! I love the use of the gourds for its eyes!

Here's another Owl Painted Pumpkin

owl painted pumpkin
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

painted pumpkin
painted pumpkin

Give your painted pumpkin some fun extras, add a hat and some funky sunglasses for that extra something that makes it stand out.

Princess Pumpkin

princess painted pumpkin
princess painted pumpkin

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?

painted pumpkin poodle
painted pumpkin poodle

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!

Pumpkin Painting Tutorial

Have You Ever Painted Your Halloween Pumpkin?

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