Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Hello everyone! It's me, Inky!
This is my friend Meritaten (We call her Meri).
And this is my friend Coral! Today we're going to show you how to decorate pumpkins with glitter!
To begin, you're going to need some supplies. First of all, you'll need pumpkins! We bought ours at Trader Joe's, where they come in both orange and white. You'll also need glue, glitter, and a brush to apply the glue. Before you get started, put down some kraft paper on your table to catch the glitter. Ready? Let's get started!
Get out your paintbrush (a sponge brush works very well too!) and cover your pumpkin with glue. We used glittering glue, but any glue that dries clear is perfect.
Carefully cover the whole pumpkin. Any spots you miss will not have glitter on them.
Make sure you also cover the bottom!
Once your pumpkin is covered in glue you'll need to choose a glitter color. Any color will look great! Coral choose this lime green.
Shake your glitter over the pumpkin, being careful to cover every last bit. You will use a lot of glitter- don't worry! You can pour the excess back into the container when you're done.
See how Coral's pumpkin has a few spots where the glitter didn't completely cover the pumpkin? If you'd like, you can repaint these spots with glue and reglitter. Coral likes hers this way, so she's going to leave it.
You did it! You glittered a pumpkin!
I think Meri's looks especially nice- probably because she used orange glitter on an orange pumpkin, so no "mistakes" show through.
And that's how you glitter pumpkins!
Now that you're done, wipe the excess glitter from the kraft paper into your containers. Once you've done that, you can just roll up the whole kraft paper sheet and throw it away. Easy peasy!
After that, take the time to enjoy some Halloween treats. Yum! Happy Halloween everyone! Have you ever done a Halloween or Harvest craft?
In this entry I'm wearing: white long sleeved tee from American Girl Place, orange Jiminees tee with iron-on graphic, jeans from American Girl Place, kitty ears from 2007 Kitty Cat Costume from American Girl.