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Painting Pumpkins for Halloween

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Painting Pumpkins for Halloween has been one of the most fun and messy art projects we have done! Try this one out today!


We bought three pumpkins for Halloween and my son was the lead painter for this project. He really wanted to paint his pumpkin, and he chose black, blue and white. It was a joy to see him paint this pumpkin, and he was so artistic, he just had a vision, and went for it!


Painting Pumpkins for Halloween

Supplies Needed:

Method for painting your own pumpkins:

Prepare your table with newspaper, gather your paints, brushes, and containers of water.

Like Picasso says, “I go where the art takes me”, so I suggest that you do the same and paint your pumpkins, in whatever way the ‘art takes you.’


Coming Soon: Pumpkins with Leaves + Mod Podge


We set up our table with newspapers, paint pallets, and the paint. My little Picasso was very inspired and did not waste any time on getting his pumpkin painted.



And I guess paint brushes are optional when you really want to get a dripping paint effect going on.



The lesson I learned from my son is to just go with it.

My daughter wanted to carve her pumpkin all by herself and he wanted to really paint his. We had a very busy table going on, and it was awesome!

Related Post: Making Halloween Rice Krispy Treats



I hope this inspired you to paint your own pumpkins in your homeschool this season!

Let me know in the comments below, if you have ever painted pumpkins, or if you are going to try this one out soon, and please share on Instagram and tag me @alexandra.derry so we can see your awesome pumpkin artwork!

Til next time,

Breathe deeply and enjoy building your masterpiece with scissors and glue, and pumpkins too!



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