Monday, October 28, 2013

Mini Chalkboard Pumpkin Favors


Ellie had her first Kindergarten party the other day. I signed up to bring a craft/favor, and I loved how they turned out, so I thought I would share. I've seen so many images of chalkboard pumpkins floating around and thought it would be fun to make a mini-sized version and tie a piece of chalk to the stem. Black is admittedly one of my favorite colors, so of course I find them beautiful and striking in a way.


To make some chalkboard pumpkins of your own, simply paint (or spray) two coats of chalkboard paint on to pumpkins and let them dry overnight. Word to the wise-make sure the pumpkins haven't been waxed by your local grocer! Our paint wasn't sticking at first and I thought we were experiencing a major crafting fail (the night before the party)! Then I noticed how shiny they were and realized they were coated in a thin wax, similar to apples. A quick soak in the sink with water, lemon juice, and baking soda did the trick.

These were a big hit with the little guys! Are you working on anything special this week?

3 comments:

  1. This is such a great idea! I love reading your blog. You come up with the best stuff!

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    1. Thank you Kristie-they were so easy to make, which makes for a perfect craft :)

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  2. you made me smile... what a great idea... unfortunately we cannot easily find Halloween pumpkins over here... but still I can imagine the faces of the little ones when they saw this... sooo beautiful!
    many thanks ciao
    Lisa

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