What would a Halloween celebration be without some pumpkins?! We have noticed a few Pinterest Pins showing beautiful Glitter Halloween Pumpkins and thought it would be great for us to do with our young kids.
While carving Jack-O-Lanterns is my absolute favorite thing to do in October’s harvest season- it is not very easy when you have toddlers and preschoolers who cannot be trusted with a carving knife. In past years we would paint our pumpkins.
Which is something we will probably still do this year with the larger pumpkins we bought. But Glittering our pumpkins this year provided us with something special to do that my girls seem to take more pride in. We all (husband included) really enjoyed the mess we made and I believe we also made some great memories!
These glitter pumpkins also look great outside my home and really add some character to my entryway.
What you Need to Glitter Halloween Pumpkins:
I bought some spray adhesive from the craft section at Walmart (large bottle was around $5 or a small bottle for $3) and used some old glitter I had from my craft box. We used small pumpkins but needed a LOT of glitter. If you want your glitter halloween pumpkins to be one color, be sure to have a large bottle of glitter available. I would also suggest glitter over newspaper or something where you can take the fallen glitter and re-use it over the pumpkin.
After spraying the pumpkins with spray adhesive glue my daughters would sprinkle the glitter all over. The glue would dry pretty fast so I had to respray often.
If you want to leave them outside I would suggest spraying with a sealant- which you can also find at Walmart for a couple of dollars. I did not seal mine and left them out in the rain. They still look good but the glitter will now wipe right off.
These Glitter Halloween Pumpkins were a Pin-Proved-It
They turned out just as I expected, the experience was fun, so easy to do and overall it was inexpensive!