When I think of painting pumpkins, I usually think of people painting faces on pumpkins as opposed to carving them. I think it's a good idea if someone's allergic to pumpkins.
You could always paint AND carve them. Either carve it first, or wait until the paint dries and carve it.
I've seen pumpkins that are prepainted. Although the designs are cute, it kind of takes away from the fun of doing your own design.
Funny though, I usually carve my pumpkins. Even though it does create an irritation on my skin. But after I wash my hands I'm fine. Squash tends to do the same thing, and pumpkins are a type of squash.
This probably seems crazy, crazy, a graveyard theory,
A ghost tried to approach me and got leery.
Ask him a question and he vanished in a second...
~ From a Ghost's Pumpkin Soup (Pumpkin Hill zone theme Song from Sonic Adventure 2) ~