Painted Pumpkin Faces
Fall is here and excitement is in the air because Halloween is right around the corner. Moms and kids have already begun brainstorming about creative ways to celebrate the holiday. Dads too! There’s thought about ideas for costumes, decorations, and treats. Creativity is at its height and one creative, as well as, practical idea is making painted pumpkin faces. Painted pumpkin faces are a great way to express one’s imagination; but for Parents in charge of clean-up, painted pumpkin faces are also practical.
With traditional carved pumpkins, there can be quite a bit of clean-up involved. Carved pumpkins eventually decompose. This decomposition looks unattractive and certainly is not pleasing to one’s olfactory senses. Painted pumpkin faces alleviate these problems. Plus, there is less pressure involved, regarding potential mistakes or dangerous accidents involving carving tools.
How to Make Painted Pumpkin Faces
There are so many great ideas out there for making painted pumpkin faces. JoAnne Westcott has developed an easy step by step guide for creating painted pumpkin faces. She provides numerous designs for making hundreds of looks. She also discusses how to use ordinary household items and inexpensive supplies. Check it out here
Kids have vast imaginations, so coming up with ideas for your painted pumpkin faces should be easy. Ideas can be based on children’s favorite toys, cartoon characters, movies, etc. Choosing color schemes for your pumpkins can also be fun. You may want to combine bright, vibrant colors; or pair dark, spooky ones. Making painted pumpkins can be a relaxing activity that bonds families and friends; and imprints long-lasting, warm memories of childhood. These times will certainly be experiences we look back upon fondly.
Preparing for creating painted pumpkin faces is also enjoyable, and kids will undoubtedly have fun participating in this process as well. A trip to an Arts and Crafts store will be a fun outing that fosters bonding too. Kids will appreciate being able to have some input when it comes to which supplies are chosen to make their sweet or ghoulish pumpkin characters. These characters all depends on the children’s preferences and their creativity. The most important supply in this process is paint. There are various types of paint that work well for painting pumpkins. However, acrylic paints are known to work best. Spray paints work well too.
Enjoying Halloween and Painted Pumpkin Faces
Halloween is such a magical time. Kids have the chance to escape reality and enter a fantasy world filled with imaginary characters, fun, and lots of candy! Painted pumpkin faces add to that magic. I hope you enjoy your Halloween and all of the good times I’m sure you will have; purchasing your painted pumpkin supplies, making your painted pumpkin faces, and proudly displaying them. Whether you decide to enjoy your painted pumpkin faces indoors; or place them outside for your neighbors and Trick-or-Treaters to also enjoy, they are bound to be a blast! Remember to take plenty of pictures. Your painted pumpkin faces are bound to be something worth showing off.
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