The world’s easiest way to decorate a pumpkin — just pour paint Jackson Pollock style.


  • White foam pumpkin, from Michaels or Amazon
  • Old acrylic paint, bright colors
  • Newspaper and small cup (such as old yogurt cut)
  • Glossy Mod Podge



  1. Place pumpkin on a small cup, sitting on newspaper.
  2. Pour paint from the container on top of the pumpkin and let run down the sides.
  3. Repeat layers until the pumpkin is mostly covered, but some white parts still show.
  4. Let dry for a day or until it is dry to the touch.
  5. Paint with Mod Podge for a shiny finish.