I found the pumpkins with the black bugs on white acrylic paint very attractive, simply because they are easy to decorate anywhere. I posted a couple of the tutorials here for you to try. They are not hard to do, and there's no carving involved. :-)
Have fun and enjoy.
HOW-TO For each version, start by brushing the entire pumpkin with a coat of white flat acrylic craft paint, let dry for 20 minutes.
SPIDERWEB 1. Using a black fine-tip paint pen, draw a circle around the top of the pumpkin, about two inches from the stem. Keep drawing a continuous line, spiraling around the perimeter of the pumpkin, as shown, until you reach the base. 2. Draw vertical lines in the pumpkin's crevices, starting from the circle near the stem and going to the bottom. 3. Let the paint dry for 30 minutes, then place one or two plastic spiders on the "web"
BEETLE 1. Print the template from countryliving.com/oct-templates. Use a copier to resize the image so it fits your pumpkin. 2. Cut out the stencil as directed on the template and center it on the pumpkin; affix with stencil adhesive. 3. Paint the beetle within the stencil using three coats of black flat acrylic craft paint. Let the paint dry for 30 minutes and remove the stencil.
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1) Do you usually have (decorate, eat) pumpkins on Halloween?
2) Have you ever carved pumpkins, do you like to?
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Above pumpkin images and tutorial courtesy of Country Living