This painted pumpkin or Jack-o-lantern is a fun alternative to carved pumpkins when there are young kids who want to get involved, and it lasts longer too.
You will need:
Acrylic varnish (optional)
Simply paint your Jack-o-Lantern face onto your pumpkin with black paint. You can sketch out your design on to paper first and then draw it on to the pumpkin in black pen (this can be washed off as many times as you want until you are happy with the face). For younger children you may want to draw an outline for them to colour in.
A coat of acrylic varnish will protect the face.