chalkboard pumpkins

Kids just seem to make every holiday more fun, don’t they? We’ve been having a blast getting into the Halloween spirit and here’s an improvement on a classic activity.

Chalkboard Pumpkin

We are loving these chalkboard pumpkins for so many reasons: but first, hardly any mess! You can paint the pumpkins ahead of time and then let your kids chalk up, erase, and repeat all month long. With no cuts being made to the pumpkin, you don’t have to worry about the shrivel-effect and your painted pumpkins will last you until Christmas if needs be.

Chalkboard Pumpkins for Kids

While we had plans to show you an expertly drawn chalk jack-o-lantern face, these kids were so excited to get their hands on them that we just let the magic happen. Who knew we had neo-impressionistic geniuses in the Small Fry family? 😉

Chalkboard Paint Pumpkin


  1. on October 3, 2012 at 8:22 am said:

    love this idea!! we recently found your blog and are enjoying it so much!! xx

    • Small Fry:
      on October 3, 2012 at 12:04 pm said:

      So glad you’re here and loving it! xo

  2. emily:
    on October 3, 2012 at 9:47 am said:

    This is the cutest idea ever!! Wouldn’t it be cool to find glow in the dark chalk?! It’s gotta be out there.

    • Small Fry:
      on October 3, 2012 at 12:03 pm said:

      Gotta be. That would be rad. -Emily

  3. on October 3, 2012 at 10:37 am said:

    i seriously LOVE this idea. and this whole blog too- you ladies got something fab going on here!

  4. Nancy:
    on October 3, 2012 at 10:49 am said:

    I am seriously loving this idea. Too bad my little guy is only 6 months old. I can still do it for my own enjoyment though right?! Everything about your blog is perfection, a breath of fresh air as a new mom that is eager to watch and encourage my Ida growth and development. Thank you for sharing the world through your mommy eyes.

    • Small Fry:
      on October 3, 2012 at 12:03 pm said:

      Darn autocorrect 😉

  5. Nancy:
    on October 3, 2012 at 10:50 am said:

    That should have said kids* growth, not Ida?

  6. Anna Wrexia:
    on October 3, 2012 at 11:29 am said:

    I love this craft! But the neighbour kids came over and drew on my pumpkin. Not Cool!

    • Small Fry:
      on October 3, 2012 at 12:03 pm said:

      laughing out loud. we edited your comment a bit because our grandmas read this blog, but you’re right, not cool at all!

  7. on October 3, 2012 at 1:44 pm said:

    Felicidades por vuestro nuevo Blog!
    Me encantantan todas las ideas que nos proponeis.
    Esta calabaza es preciosa. Gracias.

    • Small Fry:
      on October 4, 2012 at 9:28 am said:

      Muchas Gracias Natalia!

  8. Lisa:
    on October 4, 2012 at 11:57 pm said:

    I SO love this! I already have chalkboard paint and was wondering what I could do with it. Thanks, Gals!

  9. on October 5, 2012 at 11:48 am said:

    excellent idea without all the pumpkin guts!

  10. Jodee:
    on October 5, 2012 at 9:42 pm said:

    I’m trying this! Genius babes. Loving this pretty pretty blog.

  11. on October 8, 2012 at 2:31 pm said:

    That’s great. I made a chalk board last year but to use random things to make into chalk boards is really awesome. Love this.

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    • Small Fry:
      on October 13, 2012 at 8:29 pm said:

      thank you so much for featuring us!

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