If you didn't hear Houston had quite a bit of rain this past weekend. My husband was out of town and the kids and I were stuck inside most of the weekend. So- that only meant my "teacher" brain had to get to work with ideas and crafty materials. I also had to remind myself to breathe, if you know what I mean!
I shot some reality photos so you could take a look at what really happens when I'm doing crafts in my house. I have found that a roll of butcher paper is the best thing to keep laying around when you have kids. I've put it out numerous times for them to draw, paint and use play-doh. All I have to do is tear it and throw it away and the roll last forever! It's also great to use for the tables at kid birthday parties. Set out a few markers and they can go to town.
I'll be honest, I haven't decorated pumpkins in quite a while and had so much fun! I found the "circle" tool at Texas Art Supply and it worked wonders on my white pumpkin. I poured glue onto a paper plate and then just dipped it like a stamp. Once the glue was on my circle I placed it on the pumpkin. I did 2-3 circles at a time. I would then sprinkle fine glitter on the glue and give the pumpkin a little shake. I found that I could clean up the circles with a wet paint brush. It worked great!
Everything else was just done while we were playing around with the paint. I wrote Simply Ollie on the pumpkin with a pen and then painted over it. It didn't come out amazing but it will work.
I also added a few pictures above of the Andy and Olivia's pumpkins. They were so proud and I was so impressed with their work. It amazing how they can get into painting and absolutely love it! Andy wanted to do everything I was doing and didn't understand why his didn't come out just like mine. So cute! We had a blast!
How did you decorate your pumpkins?
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