Carvable Pumpkin Candy Bowl

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by Amy Hartman, A.C. Moore, Manahawkin, NJ

Carvable Pumpkin Candy Bowl

Kids trick or treating will be sure to smile reaching into the mouth of this re-purposed Fun-kins pumpkin!

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:2+ hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Draw mouth large enough to allow candy to be stored; almost like a big mouth shape.
  • 2
    Follow package directions for using hot knife. Carefully cut traced opening on pumpkin. Remove cut piece and discard.
  • 3
    Paint the interior of the pumpkin with Lavender Fields paint. Note: the inside of the pumpkin is very shiny and may need extra coats. Paint with long handle brush, starting at the back of the pumpkin first (this is avoid painting your arm). Paint entire interior and cut edge of pumpkin. Let dry. Repeat as needed.
  • 4
    Paint outside of pumpkin Chartreuse. Let dry. Repeat with an additional 1-2 more coats.
  • 5
    Once completely dry - download, print and cut out letter templates and trace onto pumpkin. Fill in letters with Black paint marker. When dry, outline with White paint pen and add dots as shown.
  • 6
    For candy corn, remove foam piece from brush handle. Trim sides to create a triangle. This will become your “stamp”. Squeeze Cotton Ball paint onto palette or paper plate. Tap triangle “stamp” into paint; tap off excess on plate and stamp randomly on outside of pumpkin. Note: this does not have to be exact, as this will provide you with your basic shape that you will then color in with other paint markers. Let dry.
  • 7
    Use paint daubers as with triangle stamp to create lollipop and wrapped candy shapes randomly around pumpkin, using the different sizes of circles and paint colors. Let dry.
  • 8
    When completely dry, color in candy corn by creating layers of Orange and Yellow with paint marker.
  • 9
    For lollipops, use White paint marker to add a swirl and to draw lollipop stick.
  • 10
    For wrapped candies, add a swirl with chosen color of paint marker.
  • 11
    When done painting in all the candy, outline all shapes with Black paint marker. For wrapped candy, create the look of the cellophane around the candy by drawing lines. Refer to photo for reference.
  • 12
    To fill in empty spaces, draw swirls and paint dots randomly around pumpkin. Tip: use end of foam brush as tapped in paint to make the dots evenly sized.
  • 13
    Note: insides of the pumpkins are different. Cut two pieces of craft foam and glue together as a base for the inside of the pumpkin. This will allow the candy to evenly sit in the pumpkin and allow it to look like it is coming out of its mouth.
  • 14
    Fill with candy!

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:2+ hours

Project Supplies

  • Fun-Kins™ Craft Carvable Pumpkin 14 inch 104598616
  • Nicole™ Crafts Foamtastic™ Sheet 9 inch x 12 inch Purple 104258593 (2)
  • DecoArt® Americana® Multi-Surface Satin™ Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Lavender Fields 104770411 (2)
  • Loew-Cornell® Spongit™ Value Set 14 pc. 104548582 Loew-Cornell® Sponge Brush 2 inch 104114531
  • DecoArt® Americana® Multi-Surface Satin™ Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Chartreuse 104770389 (2)
  • DecoArt® Americana® Multi-Surface Satin™ Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Cotton Ball 104770357
  • DecoColor™ Paint Marker Black 104128268
  • DecoColor™ Paint Marker White 104128288
  • DecoColor™ Paint Marker Yellow 104128289
  • DecoColor™ Paint Marker Orange 104128278
  • Walnut Hollow™ Professional Hot Knife 104147414
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