Painting and Stenciling Pumpkins for Halloween
Hey friends!! It’s time for another month of Int’l Bloggers Club! I hope you all are enjoying this series of projects and traditions from different parts of the world. Last month we had our Fall/Spring projects and the month before it was Back to School projects. This month we’re getting together to share a Halloween project.
For about 4 years now my little family has a tradition of getting pumpkins and carving them in October before Halloween. We decided this year to paint them instead of carve them, so that they will last a bit longer. We get our pumpkins from the same place every year. There’s a barn in our town set up to sell pumpkins every year.
They have wagons for shopping carts.
There is a big variety of pumpkins and gourds to choose from.
My kiddos are pretty amazed by the different colors, shapes and sizes of these pumpkins; I’m pretty amazed too!
We pick out the pumpkins that seem just perfect for painting.
We purchase our pumpkins and take them home to paint them. The girls love painting, and being able to paint a pumpkin is a fun treat!
All 3 of my kiddos join in the fun.
My girls used acrylic paints to cover their pumpkins. Here are their finished masterpieces. It’ll be neat to see how they paint them differently each year.
I painted my pumpkin with a coat of chalky paint, and when that was dry, a coat of latex paint. I then used this vine stencil on my pumpkin.
It was harder than I thought to stencil a pumpkin but it turned out ok, definitely not my finest stenciling job. 😉 I used light blue and dark blue on the design.
Do you like to carve or paint pumpkins for Halloween?
Be sure to check out Mary’s, Pili’s, Katrin’s and Michelle’s Halloween projects.