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Posted by on Oct 6, 2009 in Crafty stuff, Tutorials | 7 comments

Blackboard Pumpkins



I was looking for no carve ideas for pumpkins the other week when I  realized that I needed to look no further than that leftover blackboard paint & ribbon I had collecting dust.  Using some sponge brushes, I painted my 3 little pumpkins (it did take 2 coats). Two I decorated with ribbon, but the larger one I used some chalk and drew on some spooky designs.

This project might be good for parents and teachers to use with little kids. Just paint the pumpkins up beforehand and let the little ones decorate ’em with chalk.


  1. Very clever! Is it possible to scratch off the paint with a toothpick to make a design come through in orange from the skin peeking out?
    Maybe if only one coat?

  2. What a cool idea! I’m not down with the carving idea because my kids are so young, so I have them paint pumpkins instead. This would be a fun twist on our tradition! Thanks!!

  3. So cute! I actually didn’t even know there was such a thing as blackboard paint.

  4. Wow, I can’t believe this worked — I definitely would’ve guessed that the paint wouldn’t stick. VERY cool. Thanks for sharing!

  5. How Awesome! Great twist!

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