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Glow-in-the-Dark Funkins

This glow-in-the-dark craft is a perfect way to decorate your house, porch, and windows with glowing pumpkins for Halloween.

Source: The Martha Stewart Show, October October Fall 2007 2007


Resources: Glow-in-the-dark powder available from Funkins available from


  • Funkin (foam pumpkin)

  • 2-inch-wide vinyl tape

  • Pencil

  • Scissors

  • Spray adhesive

  • Box (large enough to fit funkin)

  • Mask

  • Glow-in-the-dark powder

  • Cookie sheet

  • Krylon

  • Fluorescent black light


  1. Cut strips of 2-inch-wide vinyl tape; place strips of tape down on a nonstick surface. Draw face on tape and cut out to create a face sticker. Stick face on pumpkin.

  2. Place pumpkin in box; coat with spray adhesive. Remove pumpkin from box and place on cookie sheet. Put glow-in-the-dark powder all over pumpkin. Let dry for about 10 minutes. Repeat the process once more.

  3. Spray clear coat of krylon on pumpkin. Let dry for 20 minutes. Peel off sticker face. Add fluorescent black light next to pumpkin to intensify the glow.

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