Wednesday, October 19, 2011

No carve: Drip Paint Pumpkin

While coloring the bottles for the Pumpkin and Ghost luminary, I had also colored a bottle blue and dripped the excess paint to a cup. I was feeling lazy to store the paint so I poured the paint over a mini pumpkin.

The paint created a beautiful drip art on the pumpkin.

CJ was pretty impressed with the pumpkin art and wanted to try her hand on a bigger pumpkin. She said "Mommy this is a one person art and you don't disturb just give me the craft supplies", Now a days she just wants to show her creativity. It was her idea to use oral dosing syringes and droppers for the art.

Materials Used:

Acrylic paint
Washable paint
Glue/Mod podge
Oral dosing Syringes(the one with no needle)
Paper plate or cup to hold the pumpkin

Steps Overview:

Place the pumpkin on a paper plate

Mix - spoon of paint + spoon of glue/mod podge + 2 or 3 spoons of water. Blend thoroughly. You can also use paint alone. My daughter loves to mix and this also reduces the usage of paint.

Drip paint all around on top of the pumpkin

Since its a bigger pumpkin, we moved to the edge of the blue paint and added more paint!

one more layer of blue paint, at the end of pink

Let it dry.

I felt the pumpkin looked pretty cool. But CJ wanted her pumpkin to look similar to mine and so she poured some more blue and white acrylic paint.

Finally she got her pumpkin look like the smaller one!

To give a more appealing look, I wrapped a twine around the pumpkin stem!

Three Little Pumpkins or Six little Pumpkins sitting on a Table!


  1. WOW! What a great collection you have at the end!

  2. This is fantastic! Great DIY!Love your delightful Halloween theme. Thanks for sharing.
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

  3. You guys sure did have fun!!

    Cheers from Bangalore ,India
    Dr Sonia S V

  4. Oooh they turned out so pretty! love them!! And the drip painting is such a great idea!

    Thanks as always for linking to Kids Get Crafty!


  5. wow gorgeous! thank so much for sharing all your projects on Craft schooling Sunday!

  6. You guys must have decorated a LOT of pumpkins - how fun!! Visiting from LLI Linky Party

  7. fantastic, one quick question though, how long did it take to dry? I'm wondering if it'd work for our toddler group? I might try with apples as well :)

  8. The pumpkins are beautiful!
    Marcia :)

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  10. @Emma Major, we painted them in the afternoon and they were almost dry next morning. But it is better to leave them untouched for a day(24 hrs).

  11. What great Halloweern decor you have! Thank you for sharing your ideas with us on The Sunday Showcase

  12. I love this fun activity that you happened upon. The pumpkins are beautiful and I love the addition of the twine. Thanks for sharing on Monday Madness.

  13. Cute!! I would LOVE it if you would link this up at my turquoise lovin' party going on right now!!

  14. Fun idea. That twine on the top really makes the pumpkins decorative as well. I love ideas to make pumpkins decorative without all the mess.

  15. You two are surely having some fun.. with all this paint.. Isn't it??

    What a lovely pumpkin.. :-)

  16. Wow !! How lovely !! I am sure the kids will love this craft... And I love those Jack-0-lantern bottles... Very creative Esther...

    Thanks for linking in ;-) ;-) ... Waiting to see your Christmas entries too ... !!