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Paw Print Pumpkin Painting

Paw Print Pumpkin Painting

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One of the very best things about what I do is that I get the chance to nerd out over cool dog crafts with people who are just excited as I am.

As much as I love making projects of my own, I also really really love when you guys share your projects with me. The other day, we were hanging out on the Kol’s Notes facebook page, when our friend Sofie shared a project that Brody the Puggle made at daycare to help celebrate Halloween.


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Ohmiwoof! He painted his own Halloween pumpkin!

What a ridiculously adorable idea! And seriously, it’s so easy that even at this late stage in the game, you can totally get this project done before the spooky day.

Here’s what you need:

Non-toxic, washable children’s paint

Pumpkin or a craft Funkin <- affiliate link


Let’s do this:

If you’re working with Kolchak or a dog like him, lay down a large, large drop cloth.

Dip their paw in paint and blot off the excess with a napkin or extra paper. Place paws firmly on the pumpkin. Wipe paws and change paint colours as often as desired.


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Allow paint to dry. If you’re using a craft pumpkin, consider sealing it with spray shellac.

How woofing cute, right?!

What a quick, simple and SUPER adorable puppy craft project. I can’t wait to try this with Koly and Fe tomorrow! Have you ever made puppy pawprint pumpkins?

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Thursday 30th of October 2014

Oh, my gosh! Such a cute idea! I bought 3 pumpkins and just plunked them on the front porch. Maybe I'll do this tonight in time for the kiddos tomorrow... (Actually. I love the idea, but the more I think about it, I'm way to anal for this particular project, but I do have a pawprint STAMP, so they could be all even...)

M. K. Clinton

Wednesday 29th of October 2014

What a cute idea. I want to make a paw print of Bentley to frame. What should I use?


Wednesday 29th of October 2014

I found that I got the best results using a non-toxic or natural ink pad and a long roll of paper. I layed out the papers pressed his paw into the ink, then someone called him for treats at the other end of the paper. I got 3 or 4 good, clean paw prints to choose from. It was perfecy


Wednesday 29th of October 2014

What a cute and clever idea! How fun. Thanks for sharing!


Wednesday 29th of October 2014

What's even better is that painting a pumpkin won't prevent you from baking it after the holiday. Very cute.


Wednesday 29th of October 2014

We can already imagine Bailie wriggling loose and paw painting the house! Cute idea, though.

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