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.
Supplies you will need:
1. Start by tracing your pumpkin cookie cutter onto a piece of bubble wrap with a black marker. Cut the shape out.
2. Paint the bottom of the bubble wrap (the bubble side) with orange paint and press the shape onto your green cardstock paper. Repeat as many times as you want to fill the paper.
3. 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 and preschooler as well. I was pleasantly surprised with how well my daughter matched up the cookie cutter shape to the bubble wrap pumpkins.
4. Once completely dry, add lines in your pumpkins with school glue, sprinkle them with orange glitter and dump off the excess glitter.
5. To finish off our pumpkin patch, use 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!
Our favorite Pumpkin Patch Book is 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. It's such a fun story!
Check out our pumpkin patch art from year's past: