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Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Serious Halloween Pumpkin for Kids

If you have have kids in your home, you probably want to go for the real jack-o-lantern effect with your glass art. Here is a quick, easy pumpkin that the kids can HELP you paint. And to create best feature--if you use the CS15128 Glow in the Dark Mod Podge for the eyes, nose and mouth, they will glow in the dark when the lights go out. You can mix a little Sunny Yellow with the Mod Podge to brighten it up. Sure to become their favorite Halloween decoration, you can save it for next year, just by placing it in a plastic bag and storing it in a cool place.
One of the best things about this pumpkin is that it uses an 8x10" panel--could be glass from a photo picture frame. The outside edge is outlined with Redi-Lead because it is hard to keep a bead of Liquid Leading up on the edge. It keeps wanting to slide over the side. The hole was melted into the center of the top so that a ribbon could be slipped through for hanging. There are several tools for hole burning. I prefer a wood burning tool, but you can also use a heated large paper clip held with a potholder, so you won't burn your fingers.

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