Captain America Pumpkin (for My Favorite Little Superhero)

One of my sons is OBSESSED with super heroes. And I am OBSESSED with painting pumpkins. So when he asked me to paint him a super hero pumpkin, I was excited!
I don't like to hand paint much, so I was looking for the super hero with the EASIEST emblem that I could stencil. What is easier than circles, right?
I used one of my son's t-shirts as a guide on how to paint this.
I already had this stencil set of various sized polka dots from Cutting Edge Stencils. This made the project much easier!
I used just navy, white and red craft paints.
I started by getting a WHITE pumpkin (because that makes it easier so you don't have to paint the white ring). And, I got a pumpkin that was relatively smooth which also makes this project easier. Start by putting a small circle stencil on the middle of the pumpkin. I used 3M's 77 adhesive spray to stick it on. I painted that in the navy craft paint and let it dry. Then, I used the next stencil size up (pictured here) and stuck that on the pumpkin.
I used an angled paint brush and my red craft paint to 1/2 stencil (the outside of the ring) and 1/2 hand paint (the inside near the blue) the next circle. This step also covered some of the navy bleeds that I had from the last step.
When I was finished, it looked like this. Like an eyeball. Or a bullseye.
Then I had to keep using the next size up stencil to make the next ring which ended up looking like this. After it was all dried, I needed to hand paint the star on the inside.
I got my son's t-shirt back out to make sure I got the star painting right and since that was hand painted, it wasn't perfect. But as you can see, he was thrilled.
This is a super fun idea for the super hero lovers in your life and way easier than trying to paint some of the other super hero emblems.
You can find other pumpkin painting projects and home decorating ideas on my business page for Jennifer Allwood on Facebook or on Pinterest at @jenallwood . I would love to connect with you there!

Jennifer Allwood
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