Chalkboard Paint Pumpkin

A blank space to decorate! Make DIY chalkboard paint, then use Crayola Sidewalk Chalk to add details to a faux pumpkin.

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  • Crayola Acrylic Paint
Crayola Paint Brush
Crayola Washable Sidewalk Chalk
  • Faux Pumpkin
  • Mixing Bowl
  • Measuring Spoons
  • Baking Soda
  • Water
  • Craft Stick

CIY Staff Tips:

  • To erase, dab pumpkin with a damp paper towel. Let dry completely before adding another drawing or message.
  • Chalkboards don’t need to be black! Experiment with different colours of acrylic paint using the same DIY chalkboard paint recipe.
  • Want more? View our entire spooky selection of DIY Halloween crafts.


Step 1

Pour 2 oz paint into mixing bowl.

Step 2

Add 2 Tbsp baking soda and 1 Tbsp water to mixing bowl. Combine mixture with craft stick.

Step 3

Cover faux pumpkin with paint mixture. Dry 1–2 hours. Add second coat. Dry 1–2 hours.

Step 4

Create fun, festive drawings on pumpkin with chalk!

  • Occasion:

    • Fall,

    • Thanksgiving,

    • Halloween

  • Age:

    • 6+,

    • 8+,

    • Tween+,

    • Adult

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