Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Painting with Pumpkins

My kids are obsessed with mini pumpkins this time of year. Somehow we wound up with 16+ mini pumpkins this year and wanted to get full use out of them before we had to toss them. We had already painted mini pumpkins and all of the kids love to paint, so I decided to use the pumpkins to paint with. It was the perfect activity for this cold rainy morning and all of the kids loved it!

I had discussed this idea with my 5 and 3 year olds the night before. My five year old suggested that I have the kids use orange, green, and white paint because those are the colors of the pumpkins we had. Great suggestion from my oldest mini and it really got the kids talking about pumpkins, their colors, and the "gross insides" of pumpkins. One child suggested that next year there needs to be a "big purple pumpkin from the pumpkin patch." I'll have to work on that one....