Magic Make: Painted Pumpkin

Rainbow Belle's Disco Pumpkin

Rainbow Belle’s Disco Pumpkin

Carving pumpkins can be tricky for little ones, but painting them is easy and lots of fun. Rainbow Belle has tried her hand at painting pumpkins before, but this year, she’s made something really special – a whole glittery rainbow of colours on one pumpkin! Here’s how to make it…

Painted Rainbow Pumpkin

You need:

1 pumpkin, washed and dry
Acrylic paint in all colours of the rainbow, plus brown
Paint palette
Paintbrushes
Water pots
Glitter glue in all colours of the rainbow, plus gold

  • Make sure your pumpkin is completely dry and squeeze your seven rainbow paint colours onto your paint palette.
  • You can use the ridges in your pumpkin as a guide to how wide your stripes should be or just paint on your own stripes.
  • Start with a red stripe and paint stripes around the pumpkin in the order of the rainbow: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet. Don’t worry about painting underneath the pumpkin as this won’t be seen.
  • When you’ve painted on all the stripes, paint the stalk brown and let the pumpkin dry overnight.
  • Now go over the top of your painted stripes with glitter glue in the same colour. Use a fat paintbrush to paint the glitter glue on.
  • If you can’t get hold of glitter glue, brush each painted stripe with glue and sprinkle glitter in the same colour over the top.
  • To finish, paint the stalk with gold glitter glue or sprinkle it with gold glitter.

Put your rainbow pumpkin on display

Put your rainbow pumpkin on display


Our Painted Rainbow Pumpkin is so easy to make and looks so much fun – and it’s perfect for little ones who don’t like spooky pumpkin carvings. Rainbow Belle calls this her Disco Pumpkin!

We hope you have a fun making it and have a very happy Halloween! With love from the Magic Belles xxx

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