This week during the school holiday the boys and I took the opportunity to do one of our favorite easy fall-themed art projects: printing with mini-pumpkins. I blogged about this back in 2009, but it’s sort of a sad little post so I’m doing a re-fresh.
We bought a few mini-pumpkins on our way home from our birding trip to the park and when we go home sliced them in half.
I covered the entire table with paper from a large roll. The boys chose a few autumnal themed colors, but of course you could choose pink and purple sparkly paints if you wish. Why limit yourself? Squirt out the paint onto a plate so you have a nice flat surface and stamp away!
The boys decided it would also be fun to put paint on the bottom of whole pumpkins for stamping.
When we were done I ended up hanging the large sheet of now-decorated paper above the table on our empty wall. It makes some lovely seasonal artwork that adds a bit of autumn cheer to the apartment.