Monday, November 1, 2010

Textured Pumpkins

I know Halloween is over, but pumpkins are still viable through Thanksgiving, right?!!  These make a fun decoration for your windows or maybe even your Thanksgiving table!

You need:
Shaving cream
Orange paint
Orange construction paper
Green marker

1)  Put shaving cream and orange paint on the paper (the cheap, non-mentholated shaving cream works the best, but I used what I had)!

2)  Smear on the paper to create various shades of orange and texture.  Allow to dry.

3)  Cut-out pumpkin shapes and color a stem.

We enjoyed a few books about pumpkins after our project (And after clean-up!  This one is a little messy!).

It's a Fruit, It's a Vegetable, It's a Pumpkin (Rookie Read-About Science Series)From Seed to Pumpkin (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science, Stage 1) (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 1)

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Blogger Shore Girl said...

That looks like too much FUN!!

November 1, 2010 at 3:18 PM  
Blogger KJ said...

I love the idea of painting with paint & shaving cream! Never heard of that!! I'm stopping by from the Preschool Corner link up.

November 5, 2010 at 12:26 PM  
Blogger Darcey said...

Making these pumpkins looks fun! It's great for even after Halloween. I've linked up to your post on my blog:

November 7, 2010 at 11:43 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

oo very cute! This look looks liek a lot of fun :-)

November 8, 2010 at 10:50 AM  
Anonymous tami said...

we made these last weekend, and liked the shaving cream so much that we also made textured cornucopia's. the kids liked making the swirl texture w/brown paint. then we made construction paper food shapes that we glued on once it was dry. thanks for the idea!

November 8, 2010 at 2:46 PM  
Blogger Jackie H. said...

Cute!!! I let my baby "paint" with whipped cream and dry jello (for color). It creates a nice texture too and can be eaten... although it is sticky!!

November 9, 2010 at 11:57 AM  

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