Do you want a toothy grin or spooky scowl? A wink or slanted eyes? Scary or surprised? With so many different choices it’s hard to choose what face your Halloween jack-o-lantern will wear this year! Wouldn’t it be great if your jack-o-lantern could change according to your mood? Why not do something different this year and make a chalkboard painted pumpkin! It’s really simple to do and your kids can help too.
This is what you will need:
– Chalkboard Paint
– Paint Brush
– Wet Cloth
– Your Imagination
Step 1: Take a wet cloth and clean your pumpkin.
Step 2: Paint your pumpkin with the chalkboard paint.
Step 3: Let the pumpkin dry for 6 hours and then apply a second coat of paint.
Step 4: Let the paint completely dry and set for 24 hours.
Step 5: Rub chalk all over the pumpkin. Then use a cloth to rub off the chalk.
Now your chalkboard pumpkin is ready!
Step 6: Take turns with your kids drawing faces on your pumpkin.
Some benefits of a chalkboard pumpkin versus a normal pumpkin:
1. There are no knifes or pumpkin seeds involved.
2. You don’t have to worry about a stinky/moldy jack-o-lantern. A chalkboard painted pumpkin will last much longer.
3. No bugs or geckos will make their home inside your jack-o-lantern.
4. It provides countless hours of fun and entertainment for the whole family. Even the young ones can participate.
Note: Chalkboard paint is available at Spotlight, Art Friend and many other arts & crafts stores in Singapore.
Article by SuperMommy
Neetu Mirchandani is a native Californian, but has permanently made her home in Singapore for the last five years. She has two little boys, ages 1 and 3, who are the center of her universe. Before venturing into motherhood, she was a practicing lawyer and her experience explains her Type “A”, super-organized, perfectionist persona, as it has trickled down into her everyday life as a Mommy. If being a Mommy is her new job, then being the best mommy or in her words, being a “SuperMommy” is what she strives to be.