Pumpkin Patch Art is always on our to-do list this time of year. We decided to use bubble wrap to give our pumpkins some fun texture this year and a cookie cutter to help define their shape.
Start by tracing a pumpkin cookie cutter onto a piece of bubble wrap with a black marker. Cut the shape out.
Paint the bottom of the bubble wrap (the bubble side) with orange paint and press the shape on to a piece of green cardstock paper. Repeat as many times as you want to fill the paper.
Grab your pumpkin-shaped cookie cutter again, press it into orange paint and press it onto each bubble wrap pumpkin shape. It gives your pumpkins more definition. This is awesome hand-to-eye coordination practice for a toddler. I was pleasantly surprised with how well Lila matched up the cookie cutter shape to the bubble wrap pumpkins.
Once completely dry, we added lines in our pumpkins with school glue, sprinkled them with orange glitter and dumped off the excess glitter. To finish off our pumpkin patch, we used green glitter glue to draw vines around our pumpkins.
I love the texture of the bubble wrap in the pumpkins combined with the sparkly glitter. I can't wait to head up the pumpkin patch and bring home some pumpkins for the front porch!
Looking for a great book to go along with this craft? Our favorite Pumpkin Patch Book is Pumpkin Hill by Elizabeth Spurr. We get it every year from our local library.
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. It's such a fun story!
Have a wonderful day!