We were crafty with our pumpkins, all from local farms, this year:
|Here is 3 year old Brycen's masterpiece. He used glow-in-the-dark eyes, which he thought were amazing. He might not be too artsy, but the kid loves science.|
|We did these pumpkins a while back, when a friend was visiting. The striped pipe cleaners were a great addition to the "monster look."|
|My mom cut out the mouth and plugged in vampire teeth.|
|Here is my monster pumpkin, minutes before it rolled off the table and hit the ground so hard it left blue stains on the cement.|
|My mom hot glued bulgy eyes to this monster pumpkin.|
We did carve a pumpkin too! I am going to make Brycen a book about this pumpkin, from finding it at the pumpkin patch to its status as a Jack O'lantern.
|Adorable Pinterest idea using black felt.|
I saw a Pinterest idea where someone put dot stickers all over a pumpkin. You know the kind of stickers people use to mark prices at a yard sale or garage sale? Then, the directions said to spray paint the pumpkin and peel off the stickers, revealing the orange pumpkin:
I was going to just paint over the dots in orange, but then I saw a cuter idea in a magazine while at chemo last week.
First I spray painted the failed orange dot pumpkin, and a smaller pumpkin too:
I was just going to use acrylic paint, but I had already purchased the spray paint, and it leaves a much shinier finish.
I cut off the lid to the BIGGER pumpkin and took out the seeds and guts. I spray painted around the edges of the top.
Meanwhile, I took SMALLER pumpkin and gave it goggly eyes, pipe cleaner whiskers and felt ears. I also painted on a pink nose.
It is hard to see, but there was a gap when I placed the cat head onto the body:
So we added an orange ribbon bow!
Much better! If we were real ambitious we could have found a long gourd and spray painted black for a tail. But we felt we were done. Definitely can be described more as cute and handsome rather than scary or spooky!