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- Decide what design to paint on the pumpkin, using star, zigzag, diamond, stripes or dotted designs.
- Paint the background areas and let dry. To make dots, dip the eraser of a pencil or the handle of a paintbrush into paint and dot onto the surface. Make double dots by painting smaller dots over larger ones, letting dry between coats. Use a fine liner brush to make stripes and outlines. Let the paint dry.