Train Track Pumpkin

This train track pumpkin is a fun craft project for Halloween for all little train lovers!Train Track Pumpkin - perfect for train lovers!

 

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So this time last year we made a Thomas the Train Pumpkin. Luckily, we made it from a craft pumpkin so we have it again this year. Thomas the Train Pumpkin

Earlier this year my son and I made some train track art for his new room using the tape resist method of painting.Train Track Art

And what do you get if you combine these two ideas? Oh yes! A train track pumpkin – although this time I decided to use a real pumpkin. Pre-painting preparation took quite a while. I used some super thin painters’ tape to mark out the tracks.

I made the parallel outlines first (this thin tape makes curves quite well!).Train Track Pumpkin

Then added 3000 (approx) railroad ties. Train Track Pumpkin

After the track was complete, I took the time to firmly press down each piece of tape so no paint would get underneath it.

Then it was time to paint! My son and I painted it between us – we just used standard black acrylic paint. Train Track Pumpkin

The next day I carefully peeled off the tape. Train Track Pumpkin

There were a few places where the paint had run under the tape (especially in the natural creases of the pumpkin) and a few places where I’d removed the tape too quickly and some of the paint had chipped off. I just scratched off the excess paint with a toothpick and added in some extra black paint where needed. Then I gave the whole thing a coat of glossy Mod Podge.

It looked fantastic out on our front porch! Shown here with our spiders that we made last year.Train Track Pumpkin - perfect for train lovers!

 

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