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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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Here's how: Paint pumpkins and gourds white or black, leaving stems natural (or don't paint, if you prefer). Trace a few bat templates (download them below) on each pumpkin. Fill in bat outlines in opposite colors: black bats on white pumpkins and vice versa.

Tip: Enlarge or reduce template to desired size. Cut out template on a square of contact paper using an X-Acto knife. Stick the template to the pumpkin and trace with a grease pencil.

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