It may be more than a month until Halloween but I can't wait to start getting ready!
So here is a fun idea I found online: painting pumpkins (or squash). This should last much longer than carving ..and maybe come Halloween I can carve it up?! :D
Gather the supplies and put down something to protect your work surface.
I chose to try this with a squash since it was a little smaller, and only $0.69 at the grocery store! :P
The paint came from the dollar store at $1.25 each.
Start with your first colour.
I started with white. It will be easier to correct any uneven lines when I go back in with black later.
Since I am using acrylic paint from the dollar store the amount of pigment isn't great which means the white will need a few coats.
Remember to let the paint dry between coats. :)
Time for some black paint.
Find a helper if you need one. My cat decided this looked like fun so he found himself a front row seat to catch the action :P
I used a smaller brush to get in around the top and painted the stem white as well.
All done! :)
A coat of varnish or something may be good to really seal the paint and the squash (or pumpkin!).
Happy Halloween :E