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September 20, 2012

Pumpkin Patch Art

We are gearing up for our annual trip to the Pumpkin Patch and I thought what better way to get excited than with a fun craft! We used our knuckle prints to make pumpkins and created this adorable Pumpkin Patch Art. My boys' artwork turned out so cute!

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Supplies you will need:
  • white cardstock or watercolor paper
  • watercolors
  • orange, green and brown paint
  • orange glitter or glitter glue
  • school glue
  • Wilton plastic squeeze bottles
1. To make our craft we started by using watercolors to paint a large hill with sky on top. (I used a light pencil marking to draw the hill before the kids painted.)

2. After the watercolors were dry, the boys dipped their fist into orange paint and pressed them onto the hill to make pumpkins. I helped them press down their fists at first to help them get the hang of it.

3. After the pumpkins were dry, the boys used school glue to draw three lines in each pumpkin to give them definition, and then sprinkled orange glitter over the glue. I directed them to try to make the lines in between their fingers of the fist print.

4. Once the orange glitter was dry, the boys used brown paint to add stems to their pumpkins.

5. Lastly, they used green paint to add some vines to the pumpkin patch. The trick to making the vines is using one of these Wilton candy making bottles. Just fill it partially with green paint and any leftovers can be squeezed right back into your green paint bottle. I had my kids practice on a separate sheet of paper to get used to squeezing it and making the swirls before they actually painted on their artwork.

The finished project is bright and cheery and is sure to bring excitement for Fall into your home!

To go along with this craft we read the fun book Pumpkin Hill by Elizabeth Spurr.
It is a story about how one lonely pumpkin grew plumper and plumper and over time seeds from that pumpkin grew into a huge army of roly-poly pumpkins. A mighty wind sets those pumpkins plummeting downhill and they wake up a sleepy valley town with a delightful rumbling, tumbling surprise.

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Jess from Coxs Corner said... Best Blogger Tips

These are absolutely adorable! I'm gonna have to try it with my little man!

Mrs. Wheeler said... Best Blogger Tips

Beautiful!!!! Def doing this next week! I will be sure to link back to you. Thanks for sharing!!


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artsy_momma said... Best Blogger Tips

I love the pumpkin craft! Especially the glitter & the curly stems :)

Malia.hollowell said... Best Blogger Tips

This is so cute and creative. Pinning it!!

-Malia {Playdough to Plato} said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanks for visiting me and commenting at I'd love it if you linked up some of your great ideas at One Creative Weekend on my site. The party is open Fridays-Wednesdays every week. Hope to see you there!

Love this pumpkin project.

Barbara said... Best Blogger Tips

Those are beautiful! Thank you.

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Ruby Slippers Blog Designs said... Best Blogger Tips

What a neat idea! And I love that you tied it into a book as well.

Betsy said... Best Blogger Tips

They turned out great! We tried making the fist pumpkins last year and they didn't look like pumpkins at all. Adding the glittered lines would definitely help. We'll be trying that this year! Thanks!

SweetPepperRose said... Best Blogger Tips

Cute as can be!

Suzanne said... Best Blogger Tips

We will definitely be doing these pumpkins! Adorable.

rm mc said... Best Blogger Tips

These look amazing! What a great idea!

Carrie said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh, I love them!! Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!!

Jess from Coxs Corner said... Best Blogger Tips

I know I already commented. But I LOVE this! I can't wait to do it with my little man! Thank you so much for sharing it at our linky party so others can see your awesomeness! I seriously can't wait to see what you have for us at Artsy Corner next week!

Lindsay @Artsy-Fartsy Mama said... Best Blogger Tips

Such a cute idea! Can't wait to try it out :) Keep up the great work!
Thanks for sharing at Artsy Corner!

Rebecca English said... Best Blogger Tips

I love this idea. It looks brilliant.

Thanks for linking to the Sunday showcase.

Jess from Coxs Corner said... Best Blogger Tips

Featuring YOU today over at Artsy Corner!!! Come see what I had to say about your awesome project and grab a button! You earned it!

Nermine Ayman said... Best Blogger Tips