Each year our kids love to crave pumpkins, yet it’s not the most pleasant process. Our kids aren’t old enough to truly help with the pumpkin carving, it’s rather messy, and then the pumpkins don’t last long after they’re carved.
So, this year I thought we’d try something different: pumpkin painting. I set up the pumpkins and made a painting station and paint washing station. Where the kids were able to paint their pumpkins with the washable paint and then wash their pumpkins and start again. A real rinse and repeat process.
This was a huge hit! it took little time to set up and both kids got a kick out of how they could wash their pumpkin and start from scratch. They do love painting the pumpkins, but they really got a kick out of washing the pumpkins just as much! I do think this idea would have been more fun with washing the pumpkins with the hose however, it was really raining outside, and the rain wasn’t doing the trick to wash off the paint on the pumpkins.
Here’s the supplies you’ll need:
- Washable paint, we also used sparkly washable paint
- Paint brushes
- Paper plate (to put the paint on for easy clean up)
- Cup (to wash the paint brushes)
- A trash bag (I used one under the pumpkin while painting)
- A large plastic tote
- Soap (we used dish soap)
- A sponge
- Old towels
Give it a try and see what you think. As always, happy crafting!
I’m a stay at home mom with our two kids. I really enjoy doing crafts with my kids however, that is typically a challenge with how limited their attention span can be and how messy it gets. So, I’m always looking for ways to make crafting an enjoyable experience and creating fond memory for all of us.