We haven't carved pumpkins in yeeears, i can't even remember when the last time we bought them was, but now that we're in our own home it's so fun to decorate and I want to make sure we keep traditions going. I had seen this image sometime this month, and when we found the eyeballs that I used for the eyeball wreath and then saw another tutorial where kids used acrylic paint instead of carving I thought hey! we can have cute pumpkins without scooping out yucky junk :D
Paint plastic eyes or ping pong balls with acrylic paint. Water bottle caps are great for drying stands.
The holes leaked a little but I just blotted them with a paper towel and they were fine.
Carve out a place for the teeth, it helps to make a slit on the ends of the "gum part", ours have stayed wedged in well.
Paint your details on while you wait for the eyes to dry. I stuck thumb tacks in the eye holes and hot glued the eyes to those and viola!
aren't we cute!