As you all know, I’m not the most crafty of crafty people…but I do have two young and dare I say crafty young ladies, so this often means I have to pull out the paints and pull on dusty old craft hat. One perfect example of this happened this weekend when two pie pumpkins got a makeover with the help of my trusty side-kicks.
If you’re anything like me, you may not be a huge fan of the mess that goes along with carving a pumpkin, but if you’re anything like my small people you may not care. Every year I dread the smell, the icky-stickiness, and the pumpkin parts that I’ll inevitably find strewn around the porch (yes, call me a party pooper) – but I look forward to the girls’ smiling faces and the joy that comes from seeing their masterpieces.
That’s why this year I decided to try something different – and hope it would be just as fun – painting pumpkin faces! This super simple craft is perfect for any child that can hold a paintbrush and will add a splash of Fall fun to your home! This is an incredibly affordable craft too since I was only out the cost of the pumpkins and we used the paints we already had in our craft dresser.
Pick up a pumpkin (we chose pie pumpkins since their size was perfect for carrying) that suits your kiddo and don’t over look the marred or funny shaped ones, those often yield the most fun results!
Paint the pumpkins all over with a base color. We chose white, but you could choose black if you were going to make a zombie or any other color you want.
Now here comes the fun part, let your kids have fun. Have them fill in the outlines with their favorite colors and add any extras now too so that everything dries at the same time.
Let dry. You’re done! Now sit them outside (or inside) and enjoy your child’s creativity all season long!
What crafts do you like to do with your kids?
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