Painted Pumpkins

posted on: Friday, October 22, 2010

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Have you bought pumpkins already this year? Normally we do it in the beginning of the month but the beginning of the month was 90*F. I was sipping ice cold lemonade and could not wrap my mind around going to a pumpkin farm in the sweltering heat of .... October!

The weather has now taken a turn for the worst (I hate cold, hate it) so I can finally start thinking about getting the kids all warm-y in their sweaters and heading out to the local pumpkin farm.

This weekend we'll go for sure.

Family Circle has great Halloween ideas, including a series of tutorials on painting pumpkins. I'm not a huge fan of pumpkin carving because Enzo wants to do the carving and I don't really like giving him sharp objects. I'm thinking of busting out the paint instead and letting him go at it. I do have to say that the white ghost pumpkins are my favorite and the green squares are also pretty cool. Maybe Christian and I will do the carving and Enzo can do the painting.

Here are the links if you want to go at it with your paint.
Scaredy Cat pumpkins
ghost pumpkins
geometric patterned pumpkin
family initial pumpkin

Are you a pumpkin carving type or  a pumpkin painting type?


  1. Okay, I love all of these, but I was going to say that the white ones remind me a little too much of the KKK...

  2. They're wonderful. I love the idea of painting pumpkins and maybe carving them as well -- the extra dimensions and interest would just be fantastic.

  3. Metta, that's awful and scary in a bad way.

  4. Hurrah for pumpkins! We're off to the farm this weekend for hayrides and apple cider and apple crumble and a trip out to the pumpkin patch to choose the perfect pumpkins. Can't wait!

  5. great job with the pumpkins, I love the white ones, they look like ghosts!

  6. We actually do both here. We carve the big pumpkins and let the kids paint the little ones. We'll be doing that this Friday. Fun!


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