1 medium or large pumpkin
¼-in. painters’ tape
Acrylic paint in
3 colours (the darker the better)
1. Apply strips of painters’ tape to pumpkin to create a geometric pattern.
2. Paint inside the taped lines, avoiding using the same colour in adjacent sections. Let dry overnight.
3. Peel off tape. If needed, touch up lines with
a fine paintbrush.
A version of this article appeared in our October 2015 issue with the headline “Smashing pumpkins,” pp. 77-82.