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12 Painted Pumpkin Ideas

Set a bewitching scene inside or out with jack-o'-lanterns in whimsical, easy-to-paint designs.

By Heather Rinder and the Family Circle home editors

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silhouette pumpkins
Susan Gentry McWhinney
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Scaredy Cat

Add a hair-raising parade of critters to the front of the house.

Here's how: Download Halloween clip art of a cat and a mouse from or another clip art Web site. Print, cut out, and tape clip art onto each pumpkin. Trace shape onto the pumpkin with a grease pencil. Remove taped clip art and paint silhouette black.

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