Colorful chalkboard pumpkins for Halloween

Oct 8, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. ET

This Halloween, let your kids decorate their pumpkins with a little less mess. With just a few ingredients you can whip up your own chalkboard pumpkins in any color. Your kids will have lots of fun drawing and erasing their own jack-o'-lanterns and Halloween messages.

Supplies:

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  • Artificial pumpkins
  • White non-sanded grout
  • Acrylic craft paint
  • Disposable cups
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Paintbrushes
  • Chalk

Directions:

1. Mix up the chalkboard paint

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To make the chalkboard paint, mix together 1/4 cup of acrylic paint with 1 tablespoon of white non-sanded grout in a disposable cup.

2. Paint with the chalkboard paint

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Paint a coat of the chalkboard paint on all sides of the artificial pumpkin, then set it aside to dry.

3. Add additional coats of paint

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Add 1 or 2 additional coats of chalkboard paint until the pumpkin is well covered.

4. Decorate with chalk

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Use chalk to decorate the pumpkins by adding jack-o'-lantern faces or Halloween messages.

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