Sammi’s Pumpkin Patch
We had so much fun with our last pumpkin activity that we were anxious to make another pumpkin patch craft. I downloaded the pumpkin from Family Crafts and then printed it in different sizes. We then painted the pumpkins with our own version of orange and hung them to dry.
- After they dried, we cut them out.
- I took a brown piece of construction paper and used a brown marker to draw a pumpkin patch (a box with rows).
- Then Sammi used a glue stick to glue her pumpkins into the patch.
- We used a green marker to draw vines connecting the pumpkins. I added the little curlies.
- Then I found some cute Halloween stickers to complete the picture.
We couldn’t use just any orange to paint the pumpkins! No, we had to mix out own. Sammi loves mixing colors. I added red and yellow to a plastic plate and let her mix them together. She said it looked like ketchup and mustard. I printed the pumpkins on cardstock so they’d hold up a little better to Sammi’s vigorous painting.
She loved painting and mixing so much that when the pumpkins were done, she mixed a few more colors and made a lovely brown. Then, while I was rinsing brushes, she proceeded to paint her hand and make handprints on the butcher paper protecting the table. Thank goodness for butcher paper!
I’m working on another idea for the rest of the pumpkins. It involves the poem Five Little Pumpkins which is a favorite around here along with a few other ideas. Once we wrap up the pumpkins, I think it’s on to bats.