Create these fun marbled pumpkins with some simple supplies! You can use real pumpkins or foam pumpkins Use nail polish to float your colors on water and dip your pumpkin for amazing marble effects!
WHAT YOU NEED:
- Small pumpkins – either foam or real! – I used foam pumpkins from the dollar store!
- Nail polish in various colors
- Disposable bowl or bucket filled with water
- Protected work surface
- Wax paper to set your pumpkins on to dry!
Step one: Gather your supplies!
Step two: Carefully drip nail polish onto the surface of your water – I found that smaller drips will float better on the surface and too much nail polish can eat at the foam pumpkins. Don’t touch the nail polish brush to the water and don’t pour the nail polish – just let it drip!
Step three: Keep dripping your nail polish until your water surface is covered – the colors will spread and fill the water surface, try not to drip too much nail polish onto the areas that have already spread, as these drips will sit on top too much and be thick globs on your pumpkin! If using a foam pumpkin, the thick globs of nail polish also eat at the foam!
Step four: Once your water surface is covered, carefully dip your pumpkin! I held on to the stem and “rolled” my pumpkin onto the surface.
Step five: If your pumpkin didn’t get completely covered, add more drips to your water and re-dip!
Step six: Set your wet pumpkin on a piece of wax paper to dry (a fan can help speed up the dry time).
Use for some fun decorations, add names with paint markers for place cards, or use as gift toppers!