No-carve pumpkin: Geometric magic

This aesthetically pleasing no-carve pumpkin will go great in any home this Halloween, and it's ever so easy to make!

1 medium or large pumpkin
¼-in. painters’ tape
Acrylic paint in
3 colours (the darker the better)
Craft paintbrush

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.

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