A Dollar Store Pumpkin - 3 Ways to Have Fun!

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All you need is one pumpkin and there are so many ways to have fun with it! Easy project - great for kids, girls night out, Halloween parties, party favors, etc. Could easily be amended for a simple fall or Thanksgiving decoration as well.

You'll need a pumpkin - mine came from the Dollar Tree
Using a pumpkin cutting tool or knife - cut a hole in the back.
Make a design on your pumpkin - for mine I wrote the word fall. I then used an ice pick but you could use a screwdriver as well to poke holes.
Put a strand of mini lights in the hole in the back. (Mine are a 20 count pack of lights from the Dollar Tree.)
Plug in and you're done.
Here is mine completed.
My son's made this one, he used a pumpkin carving tool and made a pumpkin face on his.
Now on to pumpkin #2 &
I used Waverly Chalk Paint in the color Ink.
Paint the whole pumpkin and let dry completely.
Get some chalk and have some fun. You can wipe of the chalk by taking a damp paper towel and lightly wiping. Let it dry completely and the create new faces. Great for kids. If you are going to be changing it a lot, you might want to use true Chalkboard paint.
Now onto pumpkin
Instead of using the chalk - you can use thumbtacks to make pictures on your pumpkin.
This project is easy, versatile, and fun. Great for parties! As I mentioned above - change it up and and used it as a Thanksgiving, or just a fall decoration too.

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Suggested materials:

  • Styrofoam Pumpkin   (Dollar Tree)
  • 20 count lights   (Dollar Tree)
  • Pumpkin Carving Kit   (Dollar Tree)
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