- Acrylic paints (various colors)
- Glitter (optional)
- Something to elevate your pumpkins (we used disposable Tupperware)
- Newspaper or cardboard (something to protect your floors)
- Clear acrylic sealer
I set the pumpkins up on disposable Tupperware as it was the only thing that I had off hand. In Lieu of Preschool re-purposed old applesauce containers to elevate her pumpkins. It definitely helps speed the drying process so your pumpkin isn’t sitting in wet paint. You will see in a picture down below just how much paint starts to run off the pumpkin.
Have the kids start squeezing away with the paint. I definitely recommend having lots of paint as the kids will go through it quickly. I think I added 3 or 4 more bottles in addition to the ones pictured above for my kids to use.
We started by pouring paint on the stem and letting it flow down, but paint was collecting in the little crevice near the stem, so my son started pouring paint on the sides of the pumpkin.
You can’t really tell in the photo, but he’s trying to show her how to paint on the outside parts of the pumpkin.
The pumpkins already look so pretty! And the kids were only half way done.
I love how the colors blend together…
After the kids were done with the paints, we poured glitter on the tops of the pumpkins.
I then let the paint dry for a few hours, and then I sprayed clear acrylic sealer over the entire pumpkin. It gave it a nice shiny look.
Our colorful rainbow pumpkins!
The neighbors definitely admired our pumpkins! And their children wanted to make their own rainbow drip pumpkins as well. This was definitely a fun project that we’ll be doing again!