After last year's pumpkin picking frenzy, my son and I decided to decorate some of our gourds and turn them into ghosts. I just used some acrylic paint that I had left over from another project and they worked out just fine. We first painted our gourds a white base coat. I like to use foam brushes because they are inexpenisve and I don't have to worry about cleaning them--I can just toss them whenever we are done.
After letting that coat dry, we decided they needed another coat to cover up all of the green.
Did you know that if you use your tongue to help you paint, you get great coverage and a wonderful finish?
Once it was dry, we dabbed on some eyes with the black paint and allowed it to dry. That's when I sprayed them with a varnish so that the white paint wouldn't turn yellow.
This was really easy and a great way to spend an afternoon making memories with my little guy!