Pumpkin time

 3 Pumpkins

Tacky Pumpkin, Glow-in-the-Dark Pumpkin, Mirror Pumpkin

                                                                    Mirror Pumpkin

You will need:

  • a pumpkin (real or Styrofoam)
  • paint (acrylic)
  • mirror pieces (circle ones from Jo-Ann Fabric Store and Craft Store)
  • Mod Podge (Matte-Mat)
  • two 1″ foam brushes
  • tweezers (to place broken glass pieces on pumpkin)
  • plastic lunch bag (to break  mirror pieces in) or buy a glass cutter
  • something to break glass like a hammer or a wrench

Steps

1) Wash pumpkin if it is real

2) Paint pumpkin, let dry

One coat of black acrylic paint

3) Paint another coat if necessary, let dry

4) Put glass piece in bag, wrap up and take out side and put on cement. Hit it with the hard object a 2 or 3 times until the glass is in a few pieces. (Be careful, it is broken glass!!)

5) Paint small spots of glue on pumpkin, use tweezers to place pieces of broken glass on pumpkin.  (glue dries clear, so it is okay if there is glue on the pumpkin and not just under the glass)

Place small pieces of glass on pumpkin with tweezers

 Tacky Pumpkin

You will need:

  • a pumpkin (real or Styrofoam)
  • paint (acrylic)
  • push tacks
  • puffy paint or any type of paint for tacks (can use permanent markers) (we used glow in the dark fabric puff paint)

Steps

1) Wash pumpkin if it is real

2) Paint pumpkin, let dry

3) Paint another coat it necessary, let it dry.

Painted tacks

4) While waiting for pumpkin to dry, start painting tacks.

5) Once pumpkin and tacks are dry, push tacks into pumpkin.

Push tacks into pumpkin

You can make designs or just do it random. You can even paint tiny designs on the tacks. You can carve the pumpkin and make designs with the tacks too.

Carved pumpkin that is “tacked” too

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                     

                                                   Glow-in-the-Dark-Pumpkin

You will need:

  • a pumpkin (real or Styrofoam)
  • puffy paint (I used “Tulip” brand glow in the dark paint and “Tulip” metallic (the glow-in-the-dark really glows, I tried it after it dried on my pumpkin)

Steps

1) Wash pumpkin if it is real

2) Make your designs

3) Let dry

All craft supplies were purchased at Jo-Ann Fabric Store in Frederick on Route 40.

Jo- Ann Fabric and Craft Store

1003-C Route 40 Unit 1

Frederick, MD 21702

(301) 662-8500

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