Paint or carve your Halloween pumpkins? Look what we did this year!


Halloween is around the corner and I can’t wait! Our family really enjoys Halloween! We love love LOVE dressing up, although we love dressing up anytime during the year really and not just Halloween. Ha! I love to watch kids trick or treat. The candy. The scares. The fun. We have Nightmare Before Christmas and Hocus Pocus on repeat during this month of October. My Birthday isimg_8287
in like a week and a half before. Our youngest daughter’s Birthday is two days before Halloween. It’s just a really fun time in our family!

img_8285We love to get our pumpkins out on the porch and this year we decided to PAINT our pumpkins! I know! I know! Some of you may say it’s not the same as carving. Some may even say it’s not tradition! And that’s ok but I say, you gotta do you. Do what makes YOU and your family happy. It all started when someone posted on my Facebook page that they had Star Wars craft pumpkin kits so duh..that was a no brainer. Then I decided a Jack Skellington pumpkin would be fun (and easy) to make! Finally I saw a fun craft kit for a Day of the Dead pumpkin (my new obsession-more on that coming on the blog this week) so I had to get that one too. All in all, we painted FOUR pumpkins! The girls had SO much fun and so did my husband and I. Lots of laughs and we were even pleasantly surprised at how good they ended up turning out. It was definitely a different experience than our normal pumpkin carving. Will we do it every year? Who knows, but it was sure fun trying something different!

What is your pumpkin tradition?

XO Surviving Mommy


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  • Michele says:

    I used to paint pumpkins years ago when my kids were little. Then I moved on to the carving kits. I always had amazing looking pumpkins! Now that my kids are grown I just get the pumpkins for decorations then take the seeds out and roast them! That is my favorite part!

  • Dotty J Boucher says:

    I love painting and carving pumpkins, you all did some amazing jobs here, Love all the work 🙂

  • Soon to be 2 says:

    We do both. My 4.5 year old has always been obsessed with Minnie Mouse and last we let her paint the pumpkin and did the Minnie kit. So this year I got her a pumpkin to put her Minnie pieces in (we saved them from last year). I put it on the porch until my husband got home from a work trip. so we could do it together. A couple of days after he got home he said, “did you see the pumpkin?” I got mad and said you better not have messed with her pumpkin and if you did go get her a new one. We got home and he had made it into Yoda (same kit above). Who just happens to be her newest obsession. I couldn’t be mad after that! So now we have a Minnie and a Yoda.

  • Ashley Davis says:

    These are awesome and totally better than carving pumpkins. I hate the mess of carved ones so this is great!!!!

  • Amy Green says:

    I love your variety of pumpkins! I think it’s cool that the ‘Day of The Dead’ theme is so popular this year. My family is obsessed with Hocus Pocus and The Nightmare Before Christmas too. Your classic Star Wars characters are so cute! Maybe you’ll get to do new characters next year from ‘Rogue One’.

  • Olivine Eyes says:

    My favorite part of carving pumpkins growing up is eating the roasted pumpkin seeds. I don’t think I’ll carve or paint one for a while but I love looking at other people’s pumpkin art.

  • Judy Thomas says:

    That is a brilliant idea! I love them all 🙂

  • Never tried this. It looks fantastic.

  • Storm says:

    I think it’s good to remind ourselves of the good things about where we live – it’s easy to see the bad things and have a &#2r;08g2ass is greener on the other side” mentality but I heard a great quote recently, about the grass being greener where it’s better taken care of… focusing on the good things about where you live can really make things seem good

  • Stephanie says:

    I love the star wars pumpkins.

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