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It's almost Halloween and you know what that means!!! TIME FOR PUMPKINS! Not just regular pumpkins, GLOW IN THE DARK PUMPKINS!
Every year I look forward to buying tons of plastic pumpkins and creating new designs. I like the artificial pumpkins for the simple fact that they will last forever. You can store them in nice containers and re-use them year after year. How great is that!
Tulip has an amazing glow in the dark paint that is the great. This craft is great for kids to do and you will watch the amazement on their face when you put them under or near a black light! Let's get started!
Update: Since this glow pumpkin was posted, it's become the most popular post on our blog! YAY! You can also check out some more pumpkins I did HERE!
Plastic Pumpkins (Real ones will work as well but you will eventually have to throw them away, keep that in mind)
Step One: Gather all of the Glow in the Dark paints that you want to use...here's a great KIT if you want a lot of colors to play with. I like adding all of the colors and creating a cluster of pumpkins. The more the merrier!
Step Four: Once your pumpkins are dry you can create all the designs you want on your pumpkins. I wanted to make this batch fun and whimsical so I added dots, stars and spiderwebs with the Tulip Glow Paint!
Another tip is if you have a black light, set it up and apply your paint while under the black light. You can really see the full effect of the colors by doing this. This is optional however!
This a great project to express your true personality. If you love polka dots, stripes, squares, x's and o'x or any other design now is the time to bring them out of your head and onto the pumpkins. Another fun tip you can do is paint the stem with Glow in the Dark Paint. It makes a huge difference when under the black light.
Putting them to the actual test, under a black light. I am so pleased with how they came out. This Glow in the Dark paint is magnificent! I love how each color lights up differently. I think the green paint is my favorite. To me, it actually shows up the best under a black light.
I love adding embellishments to the pumpkins and nothing screams Halloween like spiders. Add a little paint on your spiders and they will add a nice touch to pumpkins.