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!
<p>Fluorescent chalk and a black light would make a cool effect</p>
Cool! I'm going to make one [: <br>
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!
This is cute. Makes me think of Simon in the Land of Chalk Drawings.
Thanks for sharing! I like this idea.
This is an awesome idea, totally on my list for next year!
5 Stars and my vote for a super-creative Instructable!
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. :-)
&quot;craft pumpkin&quot; = styrofoam.
I love this, great idea!

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