Mess-Free Pumpkin Painting With Kwix Stix Theresa October 18, 2016 Parenting 36 Comments If you want a mess-free strategy for pumpkin painting, you’ve come to the right place. Painting in beautiful colors and adding decorative touches sounds nice (and the pictures on Instagram this time of year are incredibly inspiring), but when you’re decorating pumpkins with kids, the simpler the better. Pumpkin Painting Made Simple For simple, colorful pumpkins, you can paint with a neat product called Kwik Stix. Instead of buying messy paint and paint brushes, this cost effective method works great for children who want to work create a colorful pumpkin. Decorating Pumpkins with Kwik Stix Paint When you’re facing a rainy weekend before Halloween, this simple activity leaves no mess to clean up afterwards. Your children can have tons of fun. With a 24 pack multi-color kit of Kwik Stix tempera paint, your children can draw, color, and decorate the pumpkin however they would like. First, buy any size pumpkin. Preschoolers can enjoy working with a medium size pumpkin because it has enough space for abstract, creative drawing. Scribbling is the perfect way for preschoolers to try out their emerging writing skills. Since the colors are so vibrant, even the most simple scribbles look beautiful. With the brighter shades, the paint has a metallic look that kids find very appealing. The green and the gold have an especially nice shine to them. One of the neatest things about this paint is that it comes in a small container that looks like a marker or a tube of lipstick. This is why applying the paint to any surface is a mess-free process. If you have a small pumpkin, you can paint stripes for each section. Using this strategy creates a fun, multi-colored design. Simply apply each color to each section. Fill the color in as much as possible to prevent streaks. As you can see, the paint doesn’t go on the pumpkin as smoothly as liquid paint would, but a major pro is that it dries in only 90 seconds. For that reason, you can’t use the paint to create handprint pumpkins (the paint dries to your hand immediately). To make the paint look as smooth as possible, allow it to dry on the pumpkin before filling in any empty space afterwards. You can even paint the stem of the pumpkin! With such bold colors, the paint left the pumpkin stem a shockingly bright blue. When you paint your pumpkin, double check where you are placing the paint stick. Since the stick is large, it can be difficult to place it exactly where you want it to go. To get any smudges off, simply use a wet paper towel and gently wipe it off. Since this will wipe of any paint, you should be careful about where you wipe. Children love using this fun paints. Allow your preschooler to make whatever silly design they like. Georgiana had the best time scribbling on her pumpkin. Decorating pumpkins as a family was so much more enjoyable than just having one adult carve a pumpkin. It was nice having everyone involved in painting pumpkins. If you’re really careful with the paints, you can make a smooth surface. I used the gold and red paints to make as smooth of a surface as I could. Even though there were a few spots that didn’t have paint on them, the effect was overall very nice. To make the pumpkins more festive, we added some adorable Disney character stickers. Remember my post 5 Reasons You’d Love To Spend Halloween At Walt Disney World? Even though we didn’t end up visiting for Halloween, that doesn’t mean we can’t spread some Disney cheer from our home. On the back of my pumpkin, I created a simple silver heart with a red outline. I loved the effect of drawing with a darker paint on top of a shape. This layered look added a pop of color to the design. Adding stickers made decorating the pumpkins even more fun. Since the paint dried so quickly, we were able to add the stickers only minutes afterwards. This quick, simple, and mess-free craft was an enjoyable way to spend a Saturday afternoon before Halloween. When you want a fun, DIY pumpkin painting craft without the mess, Kwik Stix offers exactly what you need. For more information, check out the other paint sets offered by The Pencil Grip company. For more DIY craft ideas, follow Theresa’s Reviews on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, Flipboard and Youtube. Disclosure I received a free item, but it in no way influenced my opinion! 36 Responses Betsy October 18, 2016 Wow! This is pefect for kiddos! I wish they had these products when I was a kid (and so do my parents!) -Betsy http://www.goldwilldigger.com Reply Nena Lega October 18, 2016 Such cute and fun idea! It is always great to have a blast without having to clean up too much afterwards;) Reply Lauren October 18, 2016 I’ve never seen Kwik Stix before, but they look amazing!! My daughter would love these. I’ll definitely check them out. Reply Kiara Catanzaro October 19, 2016 This is such an awesome idea if you want a no-mess pumpkin decorating for Halloween! I will definitely be sharing this with my siblings for their kids! Reply candy October 19, 2016 Never heard of these paints, they would be perfect for my grandchildren. Mom would be happy! Reply Miri October 19, 2016 Awesome, we have these stix! (Now all we need is the pumpkins and we are ready to go. 🙂 Reply Nicole October 19, 2016 This looks like so much fun! The girls look like they had a great time doing it and it’s even better that there’s only a small mess to clean up 🙂 thanks for sharing! I can’t wait to try this out. xo Nicole http://www.damatoadventures.blogspot.com Reply Trenara October 19, 2016 These are great for the children and mommy too! Reply Tasheena @ SimplyTasheena.com October 19, 2016 This is such a great product for the kiddos. It looks like so much fun too. Reply Amber Myers October 19, 2016 Fun! I love that it’s mess free. My daughter would like doing this. Reply chei October 19, 2016 Oh this is will be fun for kids! They will surely enjoy this. Reply Emily October 19, 2016 This is such a cute way to decorate pumpkins. Love it!! Reply Christy October 19, 2016 What a fun idea for little hands! I don’t dare let my toddler work with paints, but I would let him use these paints. Thanks for the idea! Reply Tayè October 19, 2016 This post is right on time! I have been racking my brains trying to figure out a less messy alternative to carving pumpkins with the kids. Thank you for sharing! I can’t wait to get them started. Reply Neely Moldovan October 19, 2016 This is good to know for next year to do with my little one! Reply Hey Sharonoox October 19, 2016 This looks awesome! I like that it’s mess-free. I know my son would like it. He loves drawing. Reply Erin @ Stay at Home Yogi October 20, 2016 Such a cute way to decorate pumpkins! My kids would have a field day with this! 😉 Reply Ashlea October 20, 2016 This is definitely something I need in my house. I have an 11 month old who I like doing crafts with. Your little one lookes great. Reply Jen October 20, 2016 I’ve never heard of Kwik Stix before, but they look awesome!! Definitely checking them out. Reply Amanda October 20, 2016 Oh how cool! This looks great for the really little ones! Reply Kimberly C. October 20, 2016 Kwik stix are so essential. Love how the pumpkins were decorated. Best of all…No mess afterward. Reply jehava October 20, 2016 What a fun activity to do with my kids! Thanks for sharing! Reply Jill Conyers October 20, 2016 Fun way to decorate pumpkins. I love the mess free! So many great memories decorating pumpkins. Reply Fatima Zehra October 20, 2016 Such a fun post! I love the idea of doing the pumpkins this way 🙂 Reply Maud November 1, 2016 Whoa, things just got a whole lot easrei. Reply Madi October 20, 2016 THis is so cool! I just had to bite the bullet and we painted pumpkins already this year, but it was a mess! haha. I need to look into these! Reply Glenda October 20, 2016 Painting our Pumpkins with Kwik Stix can be so useful. I really like how it is messy free and comes with so many colors. Reply OurFamilyWorld October 20, 2016 These are great for my kids. They love pumpkin painting Thanks for the tips Reply Amanda October 20, 2016 This is great. My daughter hates getting her hands messy. This looks like the solution to the painting dilemma. Reply Paula@Paula's Plate October 21, 2016 I’ve never heard of these before, what a great (and clean) find! Reply Carol Cassara October 21, 2016 Those quick sticks sound amazing! I also think that it’s the perfect gift for kids this Christmas! It would be nice as a stocking stuffer! Reply Channel Marie Imperial October 21, 2016 I love the bright colors brought about by the Kwix Stix! Plus it’s easy to apply on a pumpkin! Definitely kid-friendly too! Reply Crystal Gard October 21, 2016 These look like great paints for crafting Reply Teresa Kunberger October 22, 2016 Now those are some super cool pumpkins! I so gotta check these painting tools out! Reply Melissa October 22, 2016 Very cool! This is perfect for little kids. I will add these to my list of things to get when my little guy is a bit older 🙂 Reply Best Kids Holiday Gifts For 2016 - Theresa's Reviews December 3, 2016 […] Mess-Free Pumpkin Painting With Kwix Stix […] Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.