If you are looking for a pumpkin art project to break away from the traditional, this is definitely one to try! I thought these pumpkin watercolor paintings might be too difficult for us, but they ended up doing a great job.
First, we looked at our pumpkin and discussed the shapes we would use to create it. I drew a dot at the top and bottom, and showed them how to make curvy lines to connect them. Next we practiced drawing our picture on a whiteboard.
Then it was on to the glue step. (I ended up doing the continuous squeeze while they moved my hand around to draw their picture. Bubby tried going at it solo, but soon got frustrated with the way it beaded up.)
Set your pictures on a babyproof spot to dry overnight. 😉
The original directions used a fine tip Sharpie to trace on either side of the glue lines.
I opted for some very thin markers I had, that would help them see what colors to use (that would also camoflauge if they bled a little.)
On to the watercolor step…
I think these turned out great, although the photos really didn’t do them justice.