Sunday, October 30, 2011

Pumpkin Painting and Pumpkin Sun Catchers

On our trip to the pumpkin patch this week we got several smaller pumpkins and gourds as well as our pumpkins we will each carve so we decided to do some pumpkin painting!

Add some glitter and voila! Perfect Painted Pumpkins!

While we waited for the paint to dry Sierra still wanted to paint so we made some simple pumpkin suncatchers.
To make a sun catcher all you have to do is cut out the center of a paper plate, paint the plate orange, set aside to dry.

 Next colour a coffee filter with washable markers. You don't need to completely cover the whole filter. Add as much colour as desired. It will blend together in the next step.
 Next use a paint brush to paint with water all over the coffee filter or you can use a spray bottle of water and spray it.
 Allow to dry, then tape the filter to the back of your painted paper plate, add a stem and hang in your window.

 We also started our Halloween treats for the the girls to give to their friends at school and daycare on Monday. We are covering lolipops with coffee filters, and colouring them a little. Traditionally these are done with kleenex but since we had the coffee filters out we thought we'd give this way a try :)