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Looking for some last-minute Halloween fun? Try painting pumpkins

Turn a small pumpkin into Pikachu, Jack Skellington, or a sprinkly donut in just a few minutes

CBC News

October 30, 2016

Painting petite pumpkins  5:02

When Vancouver's Mei Yu was growing up, she loved arts and crafts — but she didn't have anyone to teach her how to do them.

She learned to draw anime on her own, and forced herself to be creative.

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"I didn't have any art teachers, there was no YouTube, no Internet — I had to teach myself how to do everything," she said.

Now she helps young people in similar situations by producing a series of short videos that demonstrate how just about anyone can craft.

Tim Burton's Jack Skellington makes for a perfect painted-pumpkin character. (CBC)

Yu's Fun2draw channel on YouTube has more than one million subscribers. Viewers learn how to draw cartoon characters, movie stars and animals.

And she has a special craft just in time for the Halloween season: pumpkin painting.

Learn how to turn a tiny pumpkin into a sprinkled doughnut  — and watch host Gloria Macarenko try to paint one too, on CBC's Our Vancouver.

You can also learn how to turn a pumpkin into Pikachu, or Jack Skellington, on Yu's YouTube channel.

With files from CBC's Our Vancouver

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