Halloween doesn’t feel complete without decorative pumpkins scattered all over the house and front porch, and if you think carving pumpkins is a hassle and often ends in failure, then try to find an easy and practical solution. Painting pumpkins is a great alternative, it’s not messy, and there are no sharp tools, so anyone in the family from children to the elderly can do it.
Actually carving a pumpkin is not an easy task. This requires a lot of patience, as well as quite intensive cleaning. Pumpkin painting is the perfect alternative to pumpkin carving, and I think the result is prettier than a traditional jack-o-lantern.
Kids love the cute pumpkin painting, and they will love participating in this project. You don’t have to be a great painter or have a well-equipped art studio to create pumpkin paintings. Trust me, you only need a special paint that can stick to the surface of the pumpkin because not all types of paint are suitable for pumpkins. Here are some pumpkin painting inspirations for your next Halloween DIY project list!
Before you start, cover everything including yourself with protective paper, to make sure you don’t spend more time cleaning than painting. The next step is cleaning the pumpkin, and making sure the surface of the pumpkin must be really nice and clean without any paint. Feel free to use sandpaper if you need to smooth out some of the corners to make them look smooth. Start by applying some paint or stencil over the pumpkin with the theme you want, no need to be afraid of the final result because I only paint pumpkins that I can make myself, so this is perfect for amateurs.
After you have finished painting the pumpkin, place the pumpkin under a place that is protected from wind and direct sunlight which can damage your dryer paint. And if you want to paint pumpkins with the kids, check out some of our handpicked cute finger paint ideas and shapes. Painting pumpkins is the easiest way without having to make too much of a mess. Scroll down and get inspired!