The other morning I was out and I found a gorgeous pumpkin! It’s tall and gnarly, which I so love. So of course I brought it home, along with several other pumpkins and a fabulous gourd. I wasn’t sure what I was going to do with it, but today I got pummeled with a fantastic idea…make it into a giant candy corn!
So, Chloe and I went out into the garage and got to work.
- First, we taped off the top and bottom of the pumpkin with painters tape, leaving the orange middle alone.
- I thought painting with cotton balls would be both fun and also would keep it from looking streaky. After painting the top white (which I ended up just spray painting) and the bottom yellow, I took off the tape to check out our handiwork.
- Because of the bumpiness of the pumpkin, the painters tape didn’t work perfectly and it left some drippy areas. But using a cloth, I was able to clean it up pretty good, but I decided to finish the edges a little differently and super fun!
So, I glued the ric rac at the edge of each color using tacky glue. Good enough to eat! But don’t. Probably not as delicious as the real deal.