Mini Pumpkin Prints Art Project

Mini Pumpkin Prints Art Project

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.

Mini Pumpkin Prints Art Project

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!

Mini Pumpkin Prints Art Project

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.

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  1. Great idea – and looks like your boys got very into it!

  2. Love that you cut the pumpkins and that created interesting patterns:)

    We have done mini pumpkin prints too, but without cutting!

  3. I bet they had so much fun! I'd love for you to stop over and enter this in my Perfectly Pumpkin Contest at B-Inspired Mama on Monday!

  4. So fun! I love how it looks on the paper.

  5. That turned out awesome!

  6. This looks so much fun – I’m going to try and find a mini pumpkin to do it with

  7. Stephanie Davis says:

    I saw your post on Dirt & Boogers. I love this idea. I think I’ll try this next week with my twins. Looks like you are having so much fun with you little ones! It’s great to see.

  8. This looks brilliant. I have loads of mini pumpkins. I’ll add it to our list of things to do!

    I’ve featured this on The Sunday Showcase this week:

  9. These turned out gorgeous! What a perfect activity for fall! I can for sure see my kids going crazy for this! Thanks so much for linking up to this week’s Discover & Explore! Off to pin!

  10. This is such a fun idea – and would be a great comparison with an apple stamping picture. Such a creative activity. Thanks!

  11. I love this idea! I never thought to use mini pumpkins for printing. How fun!


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