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Halloween Project: Teal Pumpkins Raise Food Allergy Awareness

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AWARENESS: Let the Trick-or-Treaters with food allergies in your community know that your home offers non-food items by placing a vibrant teal pumpkin on your front porch this season. It's easy to do! 

PREPARE: Sand any rough areas on the craft pumpkins and wipe them clean with a tack cloth. Be sure to cover your work area with a drop cloth to protect it from overspray.  

TIP: Before you begin spray painting, place your first pumpkin on top of a cup or bowl to make it easier to rotate while you're painting. You'll also have more access to the bottom of the pumpkin so your paint will get better coverage.  

PRIME: Shake your can of Ultra Cover 2x Primer spray in Flat White for 1 minute after the mixing ball begins to rattle. Hold the can upright 10-16” from the pumpkin and spray in a steady back-and-forth motion, slightly overlapping each stroke. Apply two or more light coats a few minutes apart. Let the primer dry for about 20 minutes. 

PAINT: Next, shake your can of Ultra Cover 2x Gloss spray paint (we used Gloss Seaside) for 1 minute after the mixing ball begins to rattle. Hold the can upright 10-16” from the surface and spray in a steady back-and-forth motion, slightly overlapping each stroke. Apply two or more light coats a few minutes apart to avoid drips. Let the paint dry for about 1 hour.  

FINISH: Repeat these steps on each pumpkin. Let your pumpkins dry completely for 24 hours.

Once the pumpkins are completely dry, place them on your porch to let trick-or-treaters know that your home offers non-food treats for those that have food allergies.

http://www.foodallergy.org/teal-pumpkin-project