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Sugar Skull Pumpkin

Use FolkArt Multi-Surface paint and peel-and-stick stencils to create a pumpkin that honors the Dia de los Muertos tradition. Complete your holiday fiesta with this black and white painted pumpkin idea.

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At a Glance:

#6483 Skill Level: Intermediate Time:
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This project features these great brands:

  • FolkArt Logo

FolkArt ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints - Wicker White, 2 oz. - 2894

Number Needed: 1 $1.99
Item not for sale on Plaid Online.

FolkArt ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints - Licorice, 2 oz. - 2934

Number Needed: 1 $1.99
Item not for sale on Plaid Online.

Folkart ® Brush Sets - Artist Variety Set, 10 pc. - 50536

Number Needed: 1 $8.99
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Other Supplies

  • FolkArt ® Peel & Stick Painting Stencils™ - Blank, #30464
  • Folkart ® Paint Tools - Detail Painters #4156
  • Medium pumpkin
  • Craft knife
  • Transfer paper
  • Pencil
  • Foam plate
  • Paper towel


  1. Using the patterns provided, transfer to the Peel and Stick blank Stencil.
  2. Cut out pattern with the craft knife.
  3. Basecoat pumpkin with Licorice. The paint needs to dry completely before the next step.
  4. Apply the adhesive stencil of skull outline to pumpkin. Stencil the skull shape onto pumpkin. Allow this to dry completely before the next step
  5. Now add the face in Licorice. Allow to dry.
  6. Using the pattern provided, transfer the details onto skull. Add dots with the daubers and the end of the liner brush.
  7. Remove stencils immediately and wash with soap and water. Let dry.

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