Okay, so here are the Acorn Pumpkins I promised!! I used Acrylic paints:
red, orange, yellow, brown, black, and green.
Live Oak Acorns (or the larger variety for larger pumpkins)
I removed the caps from the acorns to reveal the flat surface and turned the nut upside down. This balances your pumpkin to sit flat. I gave them 2 coats of orange paint and painted the little point as a stem with brown or black. I painted the caps with all the colors of fall including a dash of green. After the orange was dry, I painted the pumpkin features with a fine brush and black. Just make simple triangles of black and fill in or just outline if you want it to look like a light inside. I put the caps back on the tops of some just for fun. This was a fun project and I am sure your painting skills may be better than mine-ha! Show me what you can do....