Funky Harlequin Pumpkins

Forget pumpkin carving ideas! Go for pumpkin decorating ideas this Halloween. Painting is the new carving thanks to the adorable Funky Harlequin Pumpkins, and that's lucky for little hands that can't yet carve. October doesn't have to be spooky; instead, it can be adorable with cute pumpkin ideas that will give your house funky flair. Pumpkin painting ideas are the fun and easy alternative to standard Halloween decorating. All ages can participate in Halloween crafts with these family friendly ideas.



  • FolkArt Acylic Paint – 2574 Brilliant Pink
  • FolkArt Acylic Paint – Vivid Orange
  • FolkArt Acylic Paint – Daffodil Yellow
  • Three Funkins different sizes
  • Rubber bands
  • Pencil
  • Paint Brush


1. Paint large pumpkin Daffodil Yellow, medium pumpkin Vivid Orange, and small pumpkin Brilliant Pink; allow to dry.

2. Place one rubber band each evenly around center of pumpkins (Horizontally).

3. Place 12 rubbers bands each evenly around pumpkin across stem and around bottom (Vertically); each pumpkin should be divided into 24 sections, 12 on upper half and 12 on lower half of pumpkin.

4. Using pencil, draw three elongated diamonds (in columns) in each of the 12 sections to create a harlequin pattern; begin in the center using the rubber band dividing the pumpkin in half as your guide for the middle diamond in each column.

5. Paint diamonds on large pumpkin with Brilliant Pink, medium pumpkin with Daffodil Yellow, and small pumpkin with Vivid Orange; give a second coat if necessary.

6. Paint dots between diamonds on large pumpkin with Vivid Orange, medium pumpkin with Brilliant Pink, and small pumpkin with Daffodil Yellow.

7. Paint stem of large pumpkin with Brilliant Pink, medium pumpkin with Daffodil Yellow, and small pumpkin with Vivid Orange.


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