I love decorating pumpkins. Like a lot. a lot, a lot, a lot.
And this year, I decided to channel my inner 7th grader and bust out the puff paint.
You only need 3 things for this craft:
as many pumpkins as your little heart desires, as much puff paint as you can get your hands on (I went with 6 different colors), and some q-tips (they are great for catching puff paint drips).
For the polka dot puff paint pumpkins (how awesome is alliteration, BTdubs?):
Start adding random dots to your pumpkin one color at a time. Be careful not to make your dots too big or your puff paint may start to run. Allow to dry.
For the striped pumpkin:
Plan what you color you want each of your lil segment stripes to be. (My pumpkin had 10 segments, so I did a pattern using 5 colors.) Got your plan? Great—now get to painting!
I'd highly recommend puff painting half your pumpkin at a time. You'll be less likely to smudge your pumpkin and get puff paint all over your hands. (although, if you are anything like me, you'll have paint all over your hands no matter what.) Allow the first half to dry. Finish the second half, and allow it to dry.
Now you have two super fun pumpkins. But I say don't stop there: puff paint everything!