Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Painting a pumpkin is a great project for Halloween. It's ideal if you have an artistic side or you just don't want the mess of carving a pumpkin. This could also be a good school art project.
1. First, you need a pumpkin. It should have a smooth, even surface.
2. Clean the pumpkin if necessary. Make sure it's dry before you start painting.
3. If you're afraid you'll mess up, you can draw a pattern of what you want on paper and cut it out.
4. Start painting! If you're using a pattern, hold it on the pumpkin and paint around the outline. Once the outlines are done, you can remove the pattern and fill in the outlines.
5. If you're using light colored paint, you may need to add additional coats. Make sure the existing paint is dry before you add any more paint.
Acrylic paints work best because they adhere to the pumpkin and have vibrant color.Stick with simple pictures; there's only so much you can do on a pumpkin.
Never use watercolor; it's the worst paint you can possibly use on a pumpkin.