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Neon Paint and Washi Tape Pumpkins

As you know, my kiddos are 3 and 4 years old -- prime toddler ages. They are too young, for my state of mind, to participate in pumpkin decorating that requires them to cut into it. SO...we whipped out the neon paint and some washi tape and made some really cool looking pumpkins. 

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What You'll Need:

  • Painting Pumpkins
  • Washi Tape in Choice Colors
  • Acrylic Paint in Choice Colors
  • Paint Brushes

If you haven't noticed already, I love DIYs that are easy and to the point. Kids stay happy, mommy stays sane and cool things are made. Win, win, win.

Let's get started!

To give the pumpkins a more modern look, I decided to paint only half of each pumpkin with a straight line design. 

Step 1 - Tape around the entire pumpkin at the desired angle, creating a barrier between the side you will paint and the side you won't. 

Step 2 - Choose your color and paint 1 to 2 coats on one side of the tape. Set aside to dry and move on to the next pumpkin.

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Step 3 - Repeat step 2 until all pumpkins have been painted. Add one more coat of paint if necessary. 

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Step 4 - Let pumpkins completely dry. 

Helpful Tip: We passed the time by cleaning up our craft area -- putting away everything but the washi tape which will use in the next step. 

Step 5 - Remove the tape that was placed on the pumpkins in Step 1. This should reveal a clean line of paint and pumpkin skin. :)

Step 6 - Use the washi tape along the painted line to add more definition. We used patterned and glitter tape to add some extra pop. 

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And there you have it! Easy, fun & awesome.

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Until next time!

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