Introduction: Make a Chalkboard Pumpkin

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My daughter and I made a few chalkboard pumpkins from craft pumpkins. Use them to count down the days til Halloween, or draw a different jack-o-lantern face every day of October!

Craft pumpkin
chalkboard paint
paint brush

1. Wipe down the pumpkin to remove and dust or dirt.
2. Paint with chalkboard paint. We did 2 coats and let dry overnight.
3. Draw on a funny face with chalk!

Super easy and super fun!


dsweitzer (author)2014-08-20

Fluorescent chalk and a black light would make a cool effect

Redwolf1125 (author)2012-10-14

Cool! I'm going to make one [:

Penolopy Bulnick (author)2011-10-30

What a cute idea! You can change his face as many times as you want! Very creative.

So glad you like it :) Hope you had a great Halloween!

dreamberry (author)2011-11-02

This is cute. Makes me think of Simon in the Land of Chalk Drawings.

sunshiine (author)2011-10-31

Thanks for sharing! I like this idea.

Some Dork (author)2011-10-31

This is an awesome idea, totally on my list for next year!

bajablue (author)2011-10-30

5 Stars and my vote for a super-creative Instructable!

susanrm (author)2011-10-30

My only concern might be that the pumpkin could rot sooner. I recently heard a program on NPR where some expert pumpkin carvers said a) never cut out the stem, because it helps nourish the pumpkin and keep it fresh, and b) refresh a flagging pumpkin by putting it in ice water for an hour or so. I think it might be suffocated by being painted all over. Let us know how long it lasts, okay?

It is a foam pumpkin, so it will last forever!

Gotcha. I have never seen one of those, despite frequenting craft stores. Then again, I avoid the aisles with fake flora. :-)

securious (author)susanrm2011-10-30

"craft pumpkin" = styrofoam.

BrittLiv (author)2011-10-30

I love this, great idea!

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