Monday, October 13, 2008

Pumpkin Painting Craft: Round 1

We finally got started on painting our pumpkins! Over the weekend, I got 4 pumpkins, two large and two small. This afternoon, we got to work on the small pumpkins. It was so fun.

Here, I prepped our pumpkins. I sprayed mine black and I was really happy with how it came out. Braelyn chose sparkly gold, of course, but it didn't show up as much as I would have liked. I didn't want to see any orange...just gold and sparkles! I may pick up another brand of spray paint before we do our big pumpkins.

Braelyn, gettin' crafty.

And here's the finished product. I just have to add this picture because Braelyn's face is so funny. I was trying to get her to look at me and smile...but she wasn't having it. It's so funny how her eyes look everywhere except at the camera.
I might see if I can find some Halloween, or even fall-shaped sponges or stickers for Braelyn to use on her big pumpkin. The stickers we can put on before we spray paint, and then they'll leave a fun shape when we take them off. Oh, and for anyone interested doing this craft, I did spray the pumpkins with a gloss coating. Hopefully, they'll stay painted through the rest of the month!

We had so much fun. I'm excited to do some more. Those little pumpkins are so cheap, I just might have to pick up a few more! :)

More to come...

4 comments:

mandi said...

really cute! i like your dots!

Cynthia said...

Her little personality is showing, isn't it?! Or should I call it attitude?

Abbasgirl said...

Cute pictures. I am going to try some colours I saw in Krylon paint at the store. I want to do copper and brown polka dots and a sage green and gold pumpkin. Glad you had fun.

The Kramer Family said...

She is so adorable! That last photo is a hoot!

I'm all about painting pumpkins. Its not worth all of the cutting only to have them rot just days later. Plus, I have a knife phobia too! Yours turned out super cute and trendy! Love it.