Painting pumpkins is one of our favorite Halloween activities. We have several dozen containers of acrylic paint and I let the kiddos each pick 4 colors to share. This seemed to go well and we ended up with a nice variety of colors, rather than just various shades of green and purple.
|Not pictured: purple and white|
This year the kiddos really got into the idea of painting "spooky" things on their "Haunted Pumpkins." Matthew painted a ghost (complete with hair!) and Lauren had a nifty pink and purple pumpkin theme going on. They were really excited to do this and were very meticulous during the painting process. To prevent any clothing fatalities, I dressed the kids in my old t-shirts and tied up the sleeves with some yarn.
Our finished products!
|Mama pumpkin and her babies.|
|Matthew's pumpkin is the one with glasses and a pig "snot."|
|I did the one in the background and Matthew wanted to try his hand at painting a jack-o-lantern face, so I dragged out another pumpkin for him.|