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.

Painting with pumpkin pieces - Preschool Toolkit

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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!



Painting with pumpkin pieces - Preschool Toolkit

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!


Find more crafts and activities on our Fall or Halloween Pinterest boards.



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