Pumpkin painting design ideas include painting in an argyle or plaid pattern and using stencils to paint shapes of bats, cats or a haunted house on the pumpkin. Another design idea is to use chalkboard paint to cover the pumpkin, and then use chalk to write messages or draw pictures.
In order to paint shapes of cats, bats or a haunted house, the designer can print out a clip art picture of one of the objects. She should cut out the clip art picture to make a stencil, and then use a grease pencil to trace on the pumpkin. The outline can then be filled in with black paint.