Painting With Pumpkin Pieces Creative Art Activity
Do you have a favorite Halloween tradition? Maybe you look forward to decorating the front porch, baking special Halloween treats, or carving a jack-o-lantern from a pumpkin. This year when you carve a jack-o-lantern, save the pieces for this fun painting activity.
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After carving a jack-o-lantern from your pumpkin, you might end up with some pieces in a variety of shapes - circle, triangle, rectangle. For more options, or to cut larger pieces, you can even cut a section out of the back of the pumpkin if everyone is agreeable!
Spread a large piece of brown wrapping paper or cardboard outside if weather permits.
For more than one child, provide enough paper for individual paintings as well as one large sheet for a group activity.
Trim the pulp side of each pumpkin piece to create a flat surface.
Pour paint colors into a tray and start creating!
While this activity needs no instruction, explore the different shapes and colors as you talk about the designs the kids make with the pumpkin pieces.
- Make the outline of a face and add features with the different shapes.
- Make a row of triangles in one color and a row of circles in another color.
- Make the first letter of your name.
- Create a pattern for children to repeat; encourage them to create their own patterns.
Painting with pumpkin pieces is a fun way to extend your pumpkin carving activity.
Start your new tradition this Halloween!