We’ll be doing lots of pumpkin decorating now that Halloween is fast approaching, but for today’s build up to the big fright night, it was time to paint not on a pumpkin, but with a pumpkin!
Yup, pumpkins can be your “brush”, instead of just your canvas. I rolled out a big piece of craft paper and set out a tray with all the colors we’re seeing outside right now: orange, yellow, red, and green.
I showed Veronika how to hold a mini pumpkin by the stem, dip it in the paint, and then press onto the paper.
“Let’s try yellow!” she said.
“Let’s try orange!”
Because she had seated herself squarely in the middle of the craft paper, she soon had pumpkin marks all around her, just like a little pumpkin patch!
You can also roll the sides of the pumpkins in the paint, and then roll them across the paper. But be careful, this gets a bit messier!
Of course then Veronika wanted to get her hands in the paint. She dipped in curious fingers, and then smeared the colors across the paper.
This was wickedly fun!
If you have older kids, perhaps you’d even dare to try painting with full-size pumpkins. What happens, I wonder, if you roll them across the paper!