Paint a pumpkin by getting a nicely shaped pumpkin, washing the pumpkin, adding a layer of varnish, painting the pumpkin, and adding a layer of sealer. This process takes up to 1 hour, which does not include drying time. You need a pumpkin, paint, a paintbrush, varnish and sealer.
- Choose a pumpkin
Choose a pumpkin with a shape that fits what you want to paint. For instance, bumps can be incorporated into a nose or ears. Make sure the pumpkin has no soft spots or holes.
- Wash the pumpkin
Remove any grit and dirt by washing your pumpkin with water and a cloth. Do not scrub the pumpkin too hard.
- Dry the pumpkin
Dry the pumpkin with a cloth.
- Add a layer of varnish
Paint your pumpkin with a thin layer of varnish. This helps the paint to better adhere to the pumpkin.
- Paint the pumpkin
After the varnish dries, paint your pumpkin. Paint one area of the pumpkin at a time, and wait for it to dry before moving on to the next area. Be thorough. If you are painting a face, paint the back and sides of the pumpkin as well.
- Add a layer of sealer
After the paint is dry, add a layer of sealer.