Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Painted Pumpkins

By Jackie Beale from chi.qui.ti.tos, you can follow her on FacebookTwitterInstagram, & Pinterest.

Halloween is literally just around the corner and I couldn't be more excited to be back in the States to celebrate! Of all the holidays that we Americans go all out for, this is probably one of my favourites and one that I missed dearly living abroad. 

Don't get me wrong, the Brits are starting to catch on which makes me really happy... and I did notice glimpses of Halloween here and there, but trying to find pumpkins big enough to carve in the city was a struggle. And in case you've ever tried, carving a little pumpkin is a lot more effort than it's worth. So I decided to try an alternative, so you and your little ones can join in on the festivities too! What's my easy-peasy solution you may be wondering? 
With painted pumpkin of course! This is just one way of painting your mini pumpkins, but really the sky and your imaginations are the limit so go nuts!


·    Mini pumpkins (white one's work best)
·    Circle stickers (experiment with other stickers too)
·    Kid's non-toxic paint (any color you wish)
·    Paint brush

  •  Give the mini pumpkins a good rinse and let dry for a few hours.
  • Making sure the pumpkins are really dry, start placing your stickers in whatever pattern you like. There's no wrong or right way!
  • Make sure to press down the edges of the stickers good to avoid paint from getting under.
  • Paint the pumpkin with it's first coat of color and let dry. Don't worry about painting over the stickers.
  • Paint your second coat and let dry. Feel free to do more or less coats depending on how saturated you want your pumpkin to be.
  • After the paint is all dry, carefully remove the stickers to reveal unpainted polka-dots and enjoy!
Happy Halloween! 

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