Since Halloween is round the corner, we have been coming up with activities for Halloween. Pumpkin decorating activity is a perfect answer.This pumpkin craft could possibly work as an activity for toddlers and preschoolers at your next Halloween party.
At our household we spent an afternoon at a nearby pumpkin patch and the kids picked out mini pumpkins and gourds for our home. They spent the whole afternoon playing and running through the maze and doing hay rides and hauling this mini wagon full of pumpkins.
Big S couldn’t wait to get back home so she could start her pumpkin decoration. It was too late in the evening and we waited for the next morning to get crafty. Needless to say what a night that was – Mommy when is going to be morning? Can we do some now? Why can’t we do it at night? Is it morning now?
The morning after we got crafty.
Note : The Jumbo Brushes from Melissa and Doug were perfect for the baby’s grasp . My 4 year old used them so she could lift off more paint with them than the smaller brushes. Ha, she knows the shortcuts !
Once they finished painting the pumpkins, Big S did all of them, the little one was too busy getting messy. She had realized she herself was the canvas. It was officially time for some MESSY PLAY.
We let them dry through the evening and started our decorations soon after. Big S has her box with all her crafting materials and here’s what we found.
This is what had in our craft box. You could easily switch the materials with whatever you have on hand.
The leaves and hay made the hair for a few fellas. The rubber band helps hold some leaves onto the stalk.
Googly eyes, pistachios shells and pom-poms for the eyes.
Cheerios and foam stickers made the mouth.
It was so much fun to turn these mini pumpkins into silly pumpkins.
Hope these inspire you and you all have as much fun as we did with decorating pumpkins.
Happy Halloween y’all.
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