Halloween Pumpkins Painting Activity
Fall painting activities wouldn't be complete without some pictures of pumpkins and jack-o-lanterns. These adorable pumpkins are painted with a homemade painting tool kids will love.
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Halloween is a season of fun and adventure. Kids get to carve jack-o-lanterns, wear exciting costumes, and enjoy special treats.
It's easy to add even more fun to the holiday with pumpkin crafts and activities.
This painting activity uses a homemade painting tool made with craft sticks. The tools are easy to make with this simple tutorial.
We altered the design a little by gluing two craft sticks side by side with a glue gun. This made a wider base, that not only made nice rounded pumpkins, but also allowed a larger handle to be attached to the base.
These craft stick tools provide a unique painting opportunity.
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The craft stick painting tool is perfect for making pumpkins.
Hold the paint tool by the handle and dip the craft sticks in orange paint. You can add a science component to the activity by mixing red and yellow paints together to make orange.
Twirl the paint tool on paper to make a rounded shape like a pumpkin.
Once the orange paint is dry, add features with a paintbrush dipped in paint black.
Make a stem by finger painting with a finger dipped in brown paint.
Alternately, glue paper cut-outs of features and a stem to the pumpkin to complete the jack-o-lantern.
Your pumpkins might look different depending on the paint colors and techniques used, and the imaginations and skill levels of the kids.
A pumpkin painting activity is fun for kids of all ages. Make this special decoration to display at home or in the classroom this Halloween.