This is a fun project for kids - I'd say 3rd grade (age 8 -9) and older because there's glue and permanent marker involved. Also, there's the waiting for glue to dry. So, patience is a mandatory thing.
This was fun because there's no right or wrong and no way to mess it up. Just free-flowing creativity. And, at the end, you have a cute fall picture to display. Dig up a cheap, thrift store frame and you've got yourself a homemade, seasonal masterpiece.
- heavy stock painting paper, 8 x 11 or larger
- Elmer's glue
- fine point permanent marker
- watercolor paints and brushes
Create the outline of your pumpkin scene with the Elmer's glue. Add stems, grass, and lines for the ridges in the pumpkin flesh. Kat even added a moon and stars to her creation. When that's finished, go find something else to do for 20 minutes, or so, until your glue is no longer tacky to the touch.
We waited about five minutes or so to make sure the permanent marker had set before we started painting. The rest is pretty self-explanatory. You can pretty much paint in whatever way makes you happy. We're traditionalists, so our pumpkins are orange, our sky is blue, our grass is green.
Let dry and display for fall. Easy as (pumpkin) pie!!
With love from the Valley of the Sun.