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Saturday, September 29, 2012

Painting Pumpkins

Many of our projects are "mess-free" or create a minimal mess. This one...well how can I say this? It's a huge mess but so worth it. Each Fall we bring home pumpkins and Finley (and Owen now too) get to go crazy painting one. It's a tradition now and I love it. By the way I LOVE HALLOWEEN!



Here's what we used....
Pumpkins
Paint (Owen used finger paint and Finley uses Tempera)
Paint brush (or just hands!)

We decided to do this outside because it was a gorgeous day! I had a plastic tablecloth leftover from a party so I just put that down on the grass for easy clean up and who wants grass to stick to their masterpiece?


Finley likes options so she squeezed a bunch of colors on to a paper plate.



 I usually give babies a pacifier while crafting to prevent (or cut down on) paint consumption. 


Owen took a more "hands-on" approach



Owen had quite a bit of paint on his hands but a piece of construction paper took care of that.



See...why I use the binky?


Finley had a bunch of paint left on her paper plate so I let her paint all over the tablecloth.


Yeah it was messy but we went right to the bathtub and I had 2 squeaky clean kiddos again.


All cleaned up


I will probably spray them tomorrow with some acrylic finish to prevent the paint from flaking off.


Here is Finley pumpkin painting when she was 10 months old.



Happy Crafting,
Ames

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