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Painting with Pumpkins

One of my girls favourite things to do is potato prints. They like being able to make a pattern easily and of course it’s very messy! This time of year the best thing to use for printing though is pumpkins. I really like the smaller varieties as they have a floral shape.

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This year we did some pumpkin painting in the garden with some very flowery pumpkins and brightly coloured paint. We just used a large roll of brown parcel paper to paint on and took the opportunity of a sunny day to get outside.

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I cut the pumpkins in half but to be honest I didn’t do a brilliant job as they weren’t particularly flat and so didn’t get a perfect print.

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Not that the girls minded.

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They wanted to make some pictures of pumpkins so I got out the orange and black and cut some potatoes into eye and nose shapes. I also got some green paint and cut a potato into a stalk shape.

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I used paper plates for the paint to make it easy to throw away.

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I didn’t give the girls any instructions but let them go ahead and make their own. Rose wanted to stick to pink paint.

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Charlotte decided she really had to use a paint brush.

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The final pumpkins looked really cute. These were Molly’s which she made without any help.

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The only problem I always find with painting is that I need someone to come and clear up the mess.

pumpkin painting If you love painting pumpkins then check out these other cool crafts from some kids activities bloggers:

Shaving Cream Pumpkin Art from Naturally Educational

Pumpkin Pie Painting from Fun-A-Day

Painting Pumpkins from Where Imagination Grows

Mini Pumpkin Prints from What Do We Do All Day

A Pumpkin Saturday from Mummadoo

Rolling Pumpkin Stamp from In Lieu of Preschool

Pumpkin Painting from House of Burke

Pumpkin Stamping from Cute and Peculiar

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Painting with pumpkins - a fun open ended craft activity for kids at Halloween.

For a round up of all our Halloween ideas look here.

Halloween activities for kids

Also make sure you are following my Halloween and Autumn Pinterest Board

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Author: Rebecca

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  1. What a great idea (as always). I love the differences in your daughter’s approaches – but all with fantastic results no doubt. Did someone clear the mess up for you?
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  2. What a fun messy activity for the children to enjoy and they came out so well! Great tip about the paper plates as well. Thanks for linking up and sharing with Country Kids.
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