Fluid Art | Painted Jack-O-Lanterns

Fluid Art | Painted Jack-O-Lanterns

Posted by DecoArt on Oct 10th 2021

Create some spooky Halloween décor with Fluid Art Ready-to-Pour paints. This no carve painted Jack-O-Lantern is a grean option for kids!


    • freezer paper
    • #6 liner brush
    • assorted pumpkins
    • disposable gloves
    • disposable cups
    • wire rack
    • disposable plastic trays (clean frozen meal containers work great!)
    • wooden skewers
    • plastic tablecloth


    1. Pick the size and number of pumpkins you want to use for your jack-o-lanterns. (TIP: this is a great way to upcycle old faux pumpkins!) Lay a plastic tablecloth over your work area. Place a wire rack in the aluminum foil pan and set aside.
    2. Instruction #1
    3. The following fun colors of Fluid Art Ready to Pour are great choices for a fall decor: Sienna, Neon Purple, Poppy Red, Golden Yellow and Deep Teal.
    4. Instruction #2
    5. Layer colors into small disposable cups.
    6. Instruction #3
    7. Place a pumpkin on the wire rack in the aluminum pan and using a circular motion, pour paint over the top of the pumpkin until it's covered with paint. If necessary, hold stem and gently move pumpkin to maximize the color spread.
    8. Instruction #4
    9. Another way to get the color onto the pumpkin is do a flip cup pour by setting the side of the pumpkin onto a full cup and flipping it over. Move around to spread paint.
    10. Instruction #5
    11. Keep refilling small cups with layers of paint to cover each pumpkin. Keep moving pumpkins around until each one is completely covered. Set pumpkins on a wire racks over a plastic tray or set them on freezer paper on top of wooden skewers.
    12. Instruction #6
    13. When thoroughly dry, paint fun faces onto each pumpkin using a liner brush with Deep Teal Fluid Art Ready to Pour. (TIP: paint face on just one side and the pumpkins can be flipped around to use all season long.) If you prefer, spooky faces can be added using Americana Multi Surface Paint in Black Tie.
    14. Instruction #7
    15. Optional: paint stems with Deep Teal using a small soft brush.
    16. Instruction #8
    17. This is a fun pumpkin paint pouring project that can last all season long. Use the jack-o-lantern sides around Halloween and flip them around to decorate for fall and even Thanksgiving!
    18. Instruction #9