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How to Make a Glow-in-the-Dark Pumpkin

You don't have to be a carving artist to successfully make this glow-in-the-dark pumpkin. Ordinary-looking during the day, it will transform in a unique decoration at night.
Difficulty level: Easy
Duration: 1 hour

1 pumpkin

1 can of glow-in-the-dark aerosol paintMasking tape

1 pumpkin face printed from the web or designed using your own creativity


Cover the pumpkin with masking tape

Cover half of the pumpkin with masking tape where you would like the face to be.

Pin the eyes, nose and mouth

Cut out the shapes for the eyes, nose and mouth and pin them onto the tape-covered part of the pumpkin.

Carve out the design

Using the hobby knife, cut out the shapes of the eyes, nose and mouth. Remove the pinned template and the tape around it.

Apply glow-in-the-dark paint

Cover the whole pumpkin with glow-in-the-dark paint. Wait for the paint to dry before removing the masking tape.

Pro Tip

Remember to protect surfaces around the pumpkin when using the aerosol paint.

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