Friday, October 10, 2014

Pumpkin Book Characters

  • I love this project!  Host a contest between the classes or even for the whole school.  Partner with the art teacher or classroom teacher.
  • The theme for the pumpkin contest is “My Favorite Book Character.”  Paint and decorate a pumpkin to look like a book character.  We are using acrylic paints, permanent markers and miscellaneous supplies such as  yarn, construction paper, pipe cleaners, cloth, wigs, old clothes and whatever else you can come up with.
  • We are not allowing carving so that they will last longer on display before turning bad.  Another hint is to not use watercolor paint as it tends to run and not cover very well. 
  • We were able to pick up small pumpkins for $0.99 at the local grocery store.  You could also use other squash and gourds for different shapes.  

I will post pictures once our entries have been received.  Below are some of the example I found on

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