Tuesday, October 25 2016
Think outside of the box with these new ways to decorate pumpkins!
Gone are the days of pumpkin carving. Rather than carving a pumpkin this year, opt for a safer and more creative option! Turn your pumpkin carving into a family fun arts and crafts evening. Not only is this a fun and alternative way to transform your pumpkins, it extends the life span for them as well. From painted pumpkins to chalk pumpkins, check out these ways that you can add a new spin to your Halloween family traditions.
Ditch the carving knife for a paintbrush! Rather than using sharp tools that are dangerous for your kids, let your kids participate in all the Halloween fun with a pumpkin and non-toxic paint. Set some newspapers down, to catch the mess, and let your kids go to town decorating their pumpkins. Use paint, markers, glitter, rhinestones, stickers, and any other art supplies that you can find and let your kids’ imaginations run wild.
Pay homage to classic Hollywood monsters this Halloween and make pumpkin mummies. This simple, yet appealing craft is easy to make and is sure to impress all your trick-or-treaters. Start by getting plenty of cheesecloth and glow in the dark paint. Coat the cheesecloth, wrap your pumpkin up in the cloth, and add a pair of googly eyes!
Let your kids decorate their pumpkins over and over again. Turn your pumpkins into chalkboards. All you need is a little chalkboard paint! With so many different colored chalks and chalkboard paints out there, the sky is the limit for your kid’s creativity. Paint the pumpkins, let them dry, and then let your kids draw to their hearts content…over and over again!
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