Halloween Craft: Spray-painted pumpkins
We're all about the 'alternative' Jack 'O' Lantern this year, so if you don't want to get involved with the messy business of carving up a pumpkin and removing its innards, fear not, there are plenty of ways to make a spooky lantern!
Last week, we looked at carving up an artificial pumpkin, but today I spotted these eerily spray-painted pumpkin faces in the window of a local shop. The result is a brilliant trompe l'oeil effect that really makes the viewer double-take, but the drips of paint are an additional feature that works well.
To create these faces, all you need do is create a paper stencil with the design of your choice, then spray into the gaps. You can always download one of the popular pumpkin stencils doing the rounds then get busy with the paint and then giggle as you think of all those poor sods breaking their wrists as they carve out the same design. Hey, remember Halloween's not meant to bring out our caring, sharing side!