Halloween Painted Pumpkins Tutorial

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“There is magic in the night when pumpkins glow by moonlight.”

Nothing screams “Halloween” like decorated pumpkins. We love this time of year because we know we get to get creative in how we dress up our pumpkin porch decor. This year, we’ve decided to go back in time (over 10 years back in time that is) and replicate three painted pumpkins that we created when all the kids were little in our family!

We are so excited because we not only re-created our painted pumpkins this year, but we also created a step-by-step guide to teach you how to make each of these pumpkins for your own families! These painted pumpkin projects are perfect for families with smaller children because they are less messy (or could be less messy) and are not as scary as some carved pumpkins can be! We hope you enjoy creating these witch, cat, and Frankenstein pumpkins with your families this Halloween season. Let’s start in on the tutorial!

Halloween Witch Painted Pumpkin

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SUPPLIES:

  • Pumpkin (Small, Medium or Large)
  • Paint Brushes
  • Purple Acrylic Paint
  • Pumpkin Witch Stickers – Found at Target
  • OR
  • White, Green, Black Acrylic Paint
  • Witch’s Hat

INSTRUCTIONS:

1. Wash and dry off pumpkin to remove any dirt or dust residue.

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2. Paint entire pumpkin, including stem, purple. Paint additional coats until fully covered. Let dry completely.

3. If using pumpkin stickers, skip to step 8. Otherwise, create witch’s eyes by painting the whites of the eyes using white acrylic paint. Coat additionally until fully white. Let dry completely.

4. Paint a green iris in the witch’s eyes using green acrylic paint. Coat until fully green and let dry completely.

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5. Paint a black pupil in the witch’s eyes using black acrylic paint. Coat until fully black and let dry completely.

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6. Using black acrylic paint, create the witch’s mouth. Let dry completely.

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7. Place witch’s hat on top of pumpkin and display Halloween Witch pumpkin.

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8. If using pumpkin stickers, place stickers on freshly painted and dried black pumpkin & display!

Painted Witch Pumpkin with Face Stickers

Halloween Cat Painted Pumpkin

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SUPPLIES:

  • Pumpkin (Small, Medium or Large)
  • Black Acrylic Paint
  • Paint Brushes
  • Pumpkin Cat Stickers – Found at Target
  • OR
  • White, Purple & Yellow Acrylic Paint
  • Black & Yellow Construction Paper

INSTRUCTIONS:

1. Wash and dry off pumpkin to remove any dirt or dust residue.

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2. Paint entire pumpkin, including stem, black. Paint additional coats until fully covered. Let dry completely.

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3. If using pumpkin stickers, skip to step 9. Otherwise, create cat eyes by painting the whites of the cats eyes using white acrylic paint. Let dry completely.

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4.Then, paint yellow over the whites to help create the cat’s eyes. Having a white undercoat will help the yellow stand out from the black much better. Coat until fully yellow and let dry completely.

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5. Using black acrylic paint, create the cat eye pupils. Coat until fully black.

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6. Using white acrylic paint, create the cat’s nose, mouth and whiskers. Let dry completely.

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7. Make two identical sized cat ears using black and yellow construction paper. Fold bottom edge of ear toward the back and nail/pin/staple in place on the pumpkin. Now just display!

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8. If using pumpkin stickers, place stickers on freshly painted and dried black pumpkin & display!

Painted Cat Pumpkin with Face Stickders

Halloween Frankenstein Painted Pumpkin

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SUPPLIES:

  • Pumpkin (Small, Medium or Large)
  • Green Acrylic Paint
  • Paint Brushes
  • Pumpkin Monster Stickers – Found at Target
  • OR
  • White, Black & Yellow Acrylic Paint
  • Black & Silver/Gray Construction Paper

INSTRUCTIONS:

1. Wash and dry off pumpkin to remove any dirt or dust residue.

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2. Paint entire pumpkin, including stem, green. Paint additional coats until fully covered. Let dry completely.

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3. If using pumpkin stickers, skip to step 10. Otherwise, create Frankenstein’s black jagged hair using black acrylic paint. Coat until fully black and let dry completely.

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4. Create Frankenstein eyes by painting the whites of the eyes using white acrylic paint. Coat additionally until fully white. Let dry completely.

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5. Paint a yellow iris in Frankenstein’s eyes using yellow acrylic paint. Coat until fully yellow and let dry completely.

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6. Paint a black pupil in Frankenstein’s eyes using black acrylic paint. Coat until fully black and let dry completely.

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7. Using black acrylic paint, draw nose, mouth, scars, etc on Frankenstein’s face. Let dry completely.

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8. Make two identical sized screw ends using black and gray/silver construction paper. Fold bottom edge of ear toward the back and nail/pin/staple in place on the pumpkin. Now display your Frankenstein Painted Pumpkin proudly!

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9. If using pumpkin stickers, place stickers on freshly painted and dried green pumpkin & display!

Painted Frankenstein Pumpkin with Face Stickers

You have to admit, these pumpkins are seriously spooky cute! We hope you enjoy making and displaying them as much as we do! If you create any of our Halloween Painted Pumpkins for your Halloween decor this fall, make sure to post a photo on social media with the hashtag #KNWcrafts so we can see them!

Want more Halloween decoration ideas? Check out our 2016 Kids Halloween Party Guide – Part 1 post  from earlier this month or visit our Pinterest Halloween Party Board!

If you are loving all of our Halloween Party ideas, then you definitely won’t want to miss our next post! On Monday, we will be releasing a blog all about how to dress up a costume apron for Halloween this year! We hope to see you back then, and don’t forget to subscribe to our mailing list before you go!

Until next time,

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