I bought small, brown paper mache pumpkins for kids to color with markers and add glitter to for an evetn I did at the library. I have some leftover pumpkins and have been dreaming up all the fun things I can do with them. I decided to continue on with the paper mache route and use orange and yellow tissue paper.
What you need:
- Orange and yellow tissue paper (or any colors you'd like)
- Mod Podge
- Small paint brush
- Paper mache pumpkin
Cut your tissue paper into one inch strips and then cut the strips into one inch squares. I did not measure, just a rough guess. The pieces do not need to be perfect..
Using the small paintbrush add a thin layer of Mod Podge to the pumpkin. Place a piece of tissue paper on the Mod Podged area and use the paint brush to smooth the paper down. I started at the top and worked around in a circle until the entire pumpkin was cover. Once you are satisfied with your pumpkin, give it a nice top coat of Mod Podge to seal everything down. I used a matte finish on my pumpkin so it's not too shiny.
I'm toying with the idea of adding some chunky glitter to this pumpkin. Sometimes glitter just adds a nice touch, and by sometimes, I mean all the time!