Make a Chalkboard Pumpkin

Introduction: Make a Chalkboard Pumpkin

About: I run a little company that rebuilds old homes. When we aren't up to our elbows in demolition dust, I'm obsessed with recycling, crafting and cooking.

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!

Materials:
Craft pumpkin
chalkboard paint
paint brush
chalk

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!

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    13 Discussions

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

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    dreamberry
    dreamberry

    9 years ago on Introduction

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

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    Some Dork
    Some Dork

    9 years ago on Introduction

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

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    bajablue
    bajablue

    9 years ago on Introduction

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

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    susanrm
    susanrm

    9 years ago on Introduction

    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?

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    susanrm
    susanrm

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

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