A New Take on Jack-o-Lanterns

October 8th, 2010 in Crafts

This was a fun new way to do some of the pumpkins this year.  They look cute stacked inside but the felt and paper probably wouldn’t do well outside. The girls thought it was hilarious that they were painting the pumpkins bright colors and it was super easy to do too!



Bright Colored Craft Paint

Foam Paint Brush


Scrapbook Paper



1. Paint your pumpkin (just FYI: yellow doesn’t end up looking too good)

2. Let dry and get to work on cutting out the felt and scrapbook paper to make your face.

3. Glue on the face and let dry!

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10 Responses to “A New Take on Jack-o-Lanterns”

  • Emily H.
    October 8th, 2010 at 4:59 am

    Very cute! Another craft I might actually attempt–if you provide the supplies. ;)

  • Kara Fleck
    October 8th, 2010 at 2:36 pm

    Oh, my goodness! So cute! What a great idea :-)

    I think we may have to try some of these at the Fleck household.

    Best Wishes!

  • Amy
    October 8th, 2010 at 2:47 pm

    We will be doing this next week. So cute! Have you tried red or green?

  • Steph
    October 8th, 2010 at 6:16 pm

    What a cute idea. So much easier for little ones than carving.

  • Rose
    October 8th, 2010 at 9:38 pm

    My boys have been dying to carve pumpkins. I don’t like to do them this early because they rot and get gross so fast. I told Bear, “Why don’t we paint them?”
    He told me, “How bout we do both, paint them and carve them!”

  • Linda
    October 10th, 2010 at 12:08 am

    I love the blue pumpkin.

  • Stephanie
    October 13th, 2010 at 4:59 am

    Oh! I like those zany pumpkins so much better than the spooky sort!

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  • Katy from Albuquerque
    October 23rd, 2010 at 12:01 am

    Can you share with us the exact paint you used because the craft paint I am using is cracking apart as it dries on the pumpkin. Thanks so much!

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