Monday, September 30, 2013


Pumpkin Print Paintings!!

Pumpkins are everywhere!  I love Fall and all the fun things you can do with pumpkins!

Pumpkin Print Painting is a fun way to smell pumpkins, talk about seeds and vines, predict what is inside a pumpkin, and create a personal, free-style painting project!

Simple Supplies:
  • little pumpkins
  • sharp knife
  • spoons
  • paint 
  • paper plates or tins for the paint
  • paper to paint on

Easy How-to:

1- Ask your kids what is inside the pumpkin. How many seeds do they expect?  What will it look like if we cut it in half?  Click here for great pumpkin science activities for preschoolers!

2- Cut the pumpkin in half and let your kids clean out the insides.

3- Squirt paint onto the plates, and show your kids how to make a print.  It works best if you wiggle the pumpkin around in the paint and again on the paper.  Let them loose to explore and create!  Don't worry if they decide to paint with their hands too--pumpkin print painting is an experience!

Did you see our leaf print paintings  last week?  Check out these other awesome Fall print painting ideas:

I may share at any of these parties!


Cassie Osborne said...

I love the simple ideas!

Carla at Preschool Powol Packets said...

Yes, Cassie!! I do too!

iGameMom said...

Love it. Thanks for sharing at Mom's Library. I am featuring it on iGameMom

Ashley said...

Looks like they had a great time! Featured you this week on Mom's Library!

Sabrina Banks said...

A nice spin on apple printing! I love this idea! I featured this post on