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Pumpkin Fun

Posted: October 27, 2020

By: Alexa Moffat, Youth Associate

Pumpkin season is here! If you prefer not to carve pumpkins, as I do (yuck – those slimy guts get me every time!), here are some alternate ideas for how to decorate them. 

  1. Paint your pumpkins. For kiddos, throw a smock on them, grab some paint, and go to town. If you plan to display your pumpkin outside, make sure to use a waterproof paint like acrylic so it isn’t ruined by the rain. For a more adult, upscale pumpkin, use spray paint. Want a spooky pumpkin? Use glow in the dark paint!
  2. Glitter your pumpkin. Paint your pumpkin with glue and sprinkle with glitter. Seal with Mod Podge before displaying outside. If you feel fancy, attempt a pattern! I used a circular sponge to make polka dots.
  3. Remove the wrappers from crayons. Use a hot glue gun to attach the crayons around the pumpkin’s stem. Use a hairdryer to melt the crayons, then let the wax drip down the side of the pumpkin. This looks particularly good on a white pumpkin!