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October 19, 2011

Pumpkin Patch Art

To go along with our recent trip to the pumpkin patch we made some fun pumpkin patch art using a toilet paper roll to stamp on our pumpkins. I have been really excited about this art project, especially to see how unique everyone's picture turned out. My boys really enjoyed it because we used some new painting techniques we haven't used before.

To make this project we used our trusty tempera paint we received from our friends at Craft Project Ideas. You can pick some up at your local Wal-Mart. You will definitely want to use tempera paint for this project instead of acrylic because it is more water based and thinner.

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You will also need:

1. Start by pouring some orange paint onto your small paper plate. Dip the end of your toilet paper roll in the orange paint and then onto your white piece of cardstock paper. Add as many pumpkins as you'd like all over the page.

2. Fill your candy making bottle with some orange paint and use it to make the lines in your pumpkins. When you are finished, squeeze any leftover orange paint back into the original orange paint container and then thoroughly rinse out the candy making bottle.

3. Next add your gold or brown paint into the candy making bottle to paint on our stems. After painting on the stems, let your picture dry completely.

4.  When the pumpkins are completely dry, add green paint to your candy making bottle and paint on the pumpkin vines. Then you are done!

I thought this project was really great for a preschooler to learn how to have control over squeezing the paint out of the bottle. You can see how a couple times my preschooler gobbed a little too much, but over all, he really learned how to control that bottle. I was proud of him!

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Carrie said... Best Blogger Tips

I love it. Definitely want to try this one. Thank you!

Esther said... Best Blogger Tips

Another wonderful piece of art!

Little Wonders' Days said... Best Blogger Tips

I love this project, so pretty. We've never used squeeze bottles for art, but I really like the idea.

CraftProjectIdeas said... Best Blogger Tips

Great use of those recycled cardboard paper rolls!

Belinda said... Best Blogger Tips

Stopping by from Mingle blog hop. How creative.

Kim @ The Sasse Life said... Best Blogger Tips

These look great! I love the idea of using toilet paper rolls too.
New follower from blog hop.

Mandi said... Best Blogger Tips

Great craft!! I love the Wilton squeeze bottles for the paint, I've never thought about using that. :)

Lorie said... Best Blogger Tips

Cute! I love how you used a bunch of different techniques! I saw somebody use an old glue bottle for paint too. Can't wait to try this one!

Shiloh said... Best Blogger Tips

what a fun project! i love that it correlates so well with your trip too.:) I'm a new follower from Mingle

Beth said... Best Blogger Tips

Very cute idea!
I would love for you to link up at

Lori said... Best Blogger Tips

What beautiful pumpkins! Great idea.

Thanks for sharing the info and linking to the Holiday Kid Craft Link Up!


mermaid said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh, I love it!! So pretty and colourful!

Heather said... Best Blogger Tips

What a very fun idea! My kids would love it! Thanks for visiting my blog, Have a great day!

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

I found you through the LLI Linky Party! So clever. I'm going to have to do this next week!

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanks for linking up to Living Life Intentionally Linky Party! These are so clever

Raising a Happy Child said... Best Blogger Tips

What a great craft! Thanks for sharing it in Afterschool party. I pinned it for later.

Ally @momstownteach said... Best Blogger Tips

Beautiful! Amazing what kids can do.
I would love you to join in momstown's Halloween link party!

Kelly said... Best Blogger Tips

So cute!! My daughter just asked to do a craft so I will be doing this with her today!

Michelle said... Best Blogger Tips

I love this! :)

Ally @momstownteach said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanks for sharing on momstown arts and crafts Halloween linkup!

Charlene said... Best Blogger Tips

We never used bottles to craft like that before...what a cool idea. Love their pumpkin prints (and yours too ;))

Thanks for linking to Hey Mom, Look What I Did at Adventures In Mommy Land!! Hope to see you again!

Kim@The Educators' Spin On It said... Best Blogger Tips

Love you idea, can't wait to try it with varying sizes too! Thanks for sharing.

maggy, red ted art said... Best Blogger Tips

These turned out super duper well and lovely! So impressed. So jolly and fun!

Thank you for sharing on Kids Get Crafty!


Little Wonders' Days said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi Rachel,

I'm going to feature this craft at the AfterSchool party tomorrow. I hope it's alright if I use your first picture. I just love this project!

Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas said... Best Blogger Tips

Love the use of TP rolls for this! I am a huge TP roll craft fan! My hubby gets mad that I hate throwing them away & stash them, haha!

Thanks for linking to the Sunday Showcase! Can't wait to see what you have in store for us this week! :)


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The Bishop Family said... Best Blogger Tips

I did this amazing craft with the kids this week! They had a blast making their own pumpkin patches. Thank you for the neat idea of using the toilet paper roll to make perfect little pumpkins! My mind is racing with all the ways we can use the toilet paper roll to make circles in our crafts now :)

Mandi said... Best Blogger Tips

We're featuring this awesome craft on Monstrously Creative Saturday! Stop on by and grab a button! :)
Mandi at BBM