Jack-o’-lanterns have certainly earned their place as a seasonal staple, but if your past experiences have been anything like mine, the process typically turns into quite the event. Goo winds up everywhere, rogue seeds are found months later, and most importantly, assistance and serious supervision is required when working with little ones. So, if you’re looking for an easy trade-off with less of the mess and no sharp tools, here’s my colorful, pumpkin painting solution!
- Small Pumpkins or Squash
- White, Black and Neon Acrylic Paint
- Paper Plates
- Electrical Tape
- Large Paint Brushes
Section off your pumpkin by firmly applying the tape. Masking tape can work well too, but I’ve found that rubbery electrical tape really adheres well to the slippery, bumpy rind.
Now you’re ready for paint!
Orange is a pretty overpowering hue so you may need to apply a white base coat before adding the color. Once the white primer is fully dry, you’re free to begin adding your brights!
Choose a neon shade and apply directly over the white section. Wait an hour or two for the color to dry, then slowly remove the tape.
Voila! You have porch-ready pumpkin with a punch!
You can section off different areas to make fun patterns, but make sure your previous color is entirely dry before applying the tape on top.
Follow these simple and safe steps, and I’m sure whatever designs you come up with will be absolutely gourd-geous!